Actress Lori Loughlin’s daughter Isabella Rose faces potential expulsion after both her parents were accused of bribing a coach for admission to University of Southern California.
The 20-year-old hid her face late Wednesday night as she arrived home from college, shortly after her mom was released from custody. Loughlin posted a $1 million dollar bond, putting up the family home in Bel Air as collateral.
The federal judge permitted her to keep her passport so she can return to Vancouver, Canada, to continue filming her latest Hallmark movie.
Loughlin’s youngest daughter, Olivia Jade, is also on her way home. She was on spring break in the Bahamas with her college friends when the scandal erupted.
To make matters worse, freshman Olivia Jade had been on board the Invictus, a luxury super yacht owned by Rick Caruso, the chairman of the board of trustees of USC.
On Thursday, Caruso said in a statement, “When she learned of the investigation they decided it was a good idea that she returned home.”
Olivia Jade has previously come under fire for her apparent indifference to college, saying in a YouTube vlog: “I don’t know how much of school I’m going to attend, but I do want the experience of like game days, partying. I don’t really care about school, as you guys know.”
She later apologized, saying, “I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically. And it totally came across that I’m not grateful for college — I’m going to a really nice school.”
Her mom and dad, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were adamant the girls would not go to Arizona State University in particular, investigators said.
Giannulli allegedly wrote in an email to the scam’s ringleader William Singer: “I have some concerns and want to fully understand the game plan and make sure we have a roadmap for success as it relates to (our daughter) and getting her into a school other than ASU!”
Co-host of "The View" Meghan McCain was apparently rubbed the wrong way by the comment, since her dad, the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona, was a huge supporter of the college.
"I'm very proud to have my family's name attached to ASU. It is an incredible, incredible, incredible college.... Aunt Becky's husband — whoever the hell you are. I had no idea who you were until yesterday, sorry — your kid probably wouldn't have even been good enough to get into ASU,” she wrote on social media.
Tennis coach Martin Fox was also allegedly caught up in the scandal. New video is being released of the FBI storming his Houston home after having allegedly taken a $100,000 bribe in exchange for a tennis scholarship at the University of Texas.
But Jack Buckingham, a student who says he unknowingly benefited from the scam, is apologizing.
His mom, branding guru Jane Buckingham, allegedly paid $50,000 to have a proctor take the SAT exam in place of Jack.
"I am upset that I was unknowingly involved in a large scheme that helps give kids who may not work as hard as others an advantage over those who truly deserve those spots,” Jack told The Hollywood Reporter. “For that I am sorry though I know my word does not mean much to many people at the moment."
Harvard graduate Mark Riddell, who is the proctor that allegedly took the exam for him, is also apologizing: "I am profoundly sorry for the damage I have done and grief I caused as a result of my needless actions."
Meanwhile, celebrities are poking fun of the parents who edited their kid’s faces onto photos of actual star athletes.
Chrissy Teigen Photoshopped her and her husband John Legend’s faces onto famous soccer players.
“Does this look real? We’re trying to get into Harvard,” she tweeted.