The YouTube star daughter of actress Lori Loughlin admitted just last week that her parents forced her to go to college and that her father "faked his way" through school by using tuition money to start his design business. In a statement, the company said, "HP worked with Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade in 2017 for a one-time product campaign".
In one civil lawsuit, Stanford students Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods said they were denied a fair opportunity to win admission to Yale and USC because of alleged racketeering, and said their degrees from Stanford will be devalued.
On March 13, Loughlin was released on $1 million bond.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs did not immediately respond to requests for comment. William "Rick" Singer, the ringleader of the scam and owner of a college counseling service, pleaded guilty in court yesterday on a number of charges. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, surrendered to federal authorities on Wednesday.More news: Mozilla's Firefox Send Encrypted File-Transfer Service Exits Beta on Desktop
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By comparison, the average annual cost of tuition and fees at a private, four-year college is $29,478, the US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics' most recent report shows.
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Perhaps most critically, they'll also have to answer for whether qualified students were denied entry into their programs in lieu of the children of the rich and famous.
The 19-year-old boasts 1.4 million Instagram followers and almost 2 million YouTube subscribers on her channel where she shares beauty tutorials, makeup hacks and just her average day-to-day happenings.
She posted a video to her YouTube channel on the day she was due to start college previous year, saying: 'I don't know how much of school I'm gonna attend. And it totally came across that I'm ungrateful for college-I'm going to a really nice school. Fellow actress Felicity Huffman is also charged with similar offences, as she apparently paid $15,000 for her daughter's SAT to be corrected where wrong answers had been given. "I got everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and had it all shipped to me in just two-days", she posted on Instagram.
A few days after the video was posted on August 14, 2018, she posted a second video apologizing for her comments.