Sephora drops YouTube star Olivia Jade amid college bribery scandal

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The University of Southern California said it has fired senior athletic director Donna Heinel and water polo coach Jovan Vavic, who are both charged in the scheme.

The status of Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose at USC going forward is unclear.

Actress Lori Loughlin may be free on bail following her arrest over her role in the ongoing "Operation Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal, but that doesn't mean her troubles were over. When fans called her out for it, she apologized and said she was being ignorant.

Legal experts say a lawsuit against universities in a college admissions scandal is unlikely to succeed in part because the plaintiffs who were named are now students at Stanford University. On YouTube, she has nearly 2 million subscribers and snatched a partnership with Sephora, where she made her own bronze and illuminate palette.

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but that need appears to no longer be needed.

Prosecutors allege Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli paid $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as crew-team recruits at USC, even though neither is a rower.

"In an e-mail, a USC spokesperson said there are "[six] students in the current admissions cycle who've been identified as [connected] to the scheme".

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An attorney representing her parents didn't immediately reply to a request for comment.

According to the complaint, Mossimo Gianulli emailed pictures of his daughters on indoor rowing machines to William "Rick " Singer, the man who has pleaded guilty to orchestrating the massive scam. The bust is reportedly the biggest college admissions cheating scam ever prosecuted in the U.S.

Though the $28, six-color Olivia Jade x Sephora Collection Bronze & Illuminate Palette is now out of stock, commenters are sounding off on the product page and social media, berating the teen and begging Sephora to cut ties with the beauty influencer.

But Olsen and Woods said their degrees are "now not worth as much" because prospective employers might question whether they were admitted on merit or through bribes by parents.

The bribes allegedly came through Singer's admissions consulting company, Edge College & Career Network. Princess Polly could not immediately be reached for comment.

"I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend", she said in a YouTube video posted on August 14, 2018, the day she started at USC.

One individual wrote that Olivia Jade and her family "should be ashamed of themselves", adding, "I will never shop at Sephora again unless you drop this like a hot potato". Those include Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman and TPG Growth founder Bill McGlashan. Two days later, she posted a video in which she apologised for the comments.

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