Olivia Jade is 'devastated' by college cheating scandal

CNN | 4/12/2019 | Staff
(CNN)YouTube star Olivia Jade Giannulli is "devastated" by the allegations her parents are facing in the college admissions scandal.

Giannulli's parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are among 33 parents accused of paying bribes for their children to attend prestigious institutions.

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"Olivia is devastated and completely embarrassed. She feels like she's lost nearly all of her friends because of this. She's barely speaking to her parents," a friend who has been in communication with her told CNN.

Her parents are accused of paying $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits. The daughters did not participate in the sport.

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Giannulli, who goes by Olivia Jade, has been a student at the University of Southern California since the fall of 2018.

The 19-year-old is a social media influencer with more than 1.4 million followers on Instagram and 1.9 million subscribers on YouTube. She has been silent on social media since the scandal broke.

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"Her best friends are doing everything they can, but she doesn't even want to see anyone right now," the source added. "Olivia has been staying off social media because she's gotten so much hate."

After the allegations surfaced, cosmetic giant Sephora ended a makeup partnership with her. The company launched a bronzer palette with her last year. Technology giant Hewlett Packard also removed an ad featuring her and her mother.

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