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Lori’s Loughlin’s daughters Olivia and Isabella quit USC

Lori Loughlin’s daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, have decided to withdraw from the University of Southern California. 

The girls made the decision two days after it was revealed Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli paid a $500,000 bribe to get them both into USC. 

Sources told TMZ that the girls fear they would be ‘viciously bullied’ if they returned to the Los Angeles school. 

Olivia had been enjoying spring break on a yacht owned by Rick Caruso, the chairman of USC’s Board of Trustees, when news of her mother’s indictment broke. 

Lori Loughlin’s daughters Olivia Jade, 19, (left) and Isabella Rose, 20, (right) have decided to withdraw from the University of Southern California 

The girls made the decision two days after it was revealed Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli paid a $500,000 bribe to get them both in the school

The girls made the decision two days after it was revealed Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli paid a $500,000 bribe to get them both in the school 

But now the former Youtube star, who was dropped by Sephora on Thursday, ‘is a mess and despondent’, one source said. 

The teen is ‘feeling like it’s the end of the world’, they added. 

Sources said Olivia and Isabella plan to ‘lay low’ and that Loughlin and Giannulli are in full support of their decision to withdraw from the university. 

Both Loughlin and Giannulli each had to post $1million bail and put their family’s Bel Air home up as collateral after they were charged. 

The girls have no immediate plans to try and enroll in another school, the source added.    

Caruso confirmed to TMZ on Wednesday that Olivia had been with his daughter Gianna and several other friends on the billionaire’s yacht in the Bahamas the day before when news of the college admissions scandal broke.  

‘My daughter and a group of students left for spring break prior to the government’s announcement yesterday,’ he said. ‘Once we became aware of the investigation, the young woman decided it would be in her best interests to return home.’  

Sources said that the girls fear they would be 'viciously bullied' if they returned to the Los Angeles school

Sources said that the girls fear they would be ‘viciously bullied’ if they returned to the Los Angeles school

Olivia had been enjoying spring break on a yacht (pictured) owned by Rick Caruso, the chairman of USC's Board of Trustees, when news of her mother's indictment broke

Olivia had been enjoying spring break on a yacht (pictured) owned by Rick Caruso, the chairman of USC’s Board of Trustees, when news of her mother’s indictment broke 

Caruso (left) confirmed that Olivia had been with his daughter, Gianna (center), and several other friends on the billionaire's yacht in the Bahamas

Caruso (left) confirmed that Olivia had been with his daughter, Gianna (center), and several other friends on the billionaire’s yacht in the Bahamas

USC officials also confirmed Wednesday that the school was reviewing the applications of students whose families have been implicated in the bombshell college admissions scandal. Many wondered if Isabella and Olivia would be expelled.

It was only more bad news for Olivia on Thursday after Sephora confirmed it was dropping the teen. 

Just last year, Olivia had released her own palette as part of a collaboration with the Sephora Collection.   

‘After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately,’ the brand told DailyMail.com in a statement.

The decision comes after the store faced bitter criticism online over the collaboration from customers who threatened to boycott Sephora stores if it did not cut ties with Olivia and remove all collaborative product from its shelves.

Sephora ended its partnership with Olivia on Thursday, hours before sources confirmed she would not return to USC

Sephora ended its partnership with Olivia on Thursday, hours before sources confirmed she would not return to USC 

Just last year, Olivia had released her own palette as part of a collaboration with the Sephora Collection

Just last year, Olivia had released her own palette as part of a collaboration with the Sephora Collection 

Sephora has not yet confirmed whether it is continuing to sell the Olivia Jade x Sephora Collection Bronze & Illuminate Palette in stores, however as of Thursday lunchtime it had been pulled from the company’s website.

Australian fashion retailer Princess Polly, which has worked with Olivia Jade on a number of occasions in the past, also removed her dedicated page from its website on Thursday. The brand has not yet announced whether it has ended its partnership with the YouTuber altogether.

Just hours later, the Hallmark Channel announced it had cut ties with Loughlin after she was charged in the scandal.  

Hallmark said it was ‘saddened’ by the allegations involving the actress and revealed on Thursday the network would no longer be working with her. It has also stopped development of all productions involving Loughlin. 

Isabella was pictured returning to the family's Bel Air home on Wednesday night

Isabella was pictured returning to the family’s Bel Air home on Wednesday night

Prosecutors say the parents pretended that Olivia and Isabella (pictured returning home on Wednesday) rowed crew to pass them off as athletic recruits at the school

Prosecutors say the parents pretended that Olivia and Isabella (pictured returning home on Wednesday) rowed crew to pass them off as athletic recruits at the school 

The former Full House star had been among the channel’s so-called ‘Christmas Queens’, starring in a slew of Hallmark’s popular holiday movies. 

Loughlin also starred in the ongoing ‘Garage Sale mysteries’ moves as well as the Hallmark Channel’s original series When Calls The Heart. 

The 54-year-old was shooting in Vancouver when news of the scandal broke and had to fly back to Los Angeles to face charges on Tuesday. 

While Giannulli had to surrender his passport to judges, Loughlin’s lawyers had asked that she be allowed to continue to travel to Vancouver for work – which was granted.

Loughlin and Giannulli were among 50 parents, along with actress Felicity Huffman, who were charged in what investigators have dubbed ‘Operation Varsity Blues’.  

All three are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, a felony which carries a maximum sentence of five years behind bars.  

William Rick Singer, the founder of Key Worldwide Foundation, had been identified as the alleged mastermind behind the scandal. 

Many wondered if Isabella and Olivia would be expelled earlier this week after USC officials confirmed that the school was reviewing the applications of students whose families have been implicated in the bombshell college admissions scandal

Many wondered if Isabella and Olivia would be expelled earlier this week after USC officials confirmed that the school was reviewing the applications of students whose families have been implicated in the bombshell college admissions scandal

Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly emailed Singer in 2016 about their daughters' college prospects, stating that they wanted to do the necessary work to see that the girls got into USC as opposed to Arizona State University

Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly emailed Singer in 2016 about their daughters’ college prospects, stating that they wanted to do the necessary work to see that the girls got into USC as opposed to Arizona State University 

The documents claim that since 2011, Singer has received $25million from parents which was used to bribe individuals who could ‘designate their children as recruited athletes, or other favored admissions categories’. 

Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly emailed Singer in 2016 about their daughters’ college prospects, stating that they wanted to do the necessary work to see that the girls got into USC as opposed to Arizona State University.

Emails obtained by investigators revealed that it was soon decided that bribes would be paid to have the girls recruited onto the crew team. Photos were even taken of the girls on rowing machines.  

Dr Donna Heinel, the senior associate athletic director at USC, first presented Isabella as a potential athletic recruit a month later and she was approved for conditional admission.

It was then asked that a check be sent to Heinel for $50,000 from Giannulli. 

Isabella received her admission letter the following March, which was followed by another note requesting a donation of $200,000 to Key Worldwide Foundation.  

Just hours after Olivia was dropped by Sephora, the Hallmark Channel announced it had cut ties with Loughlin after she was charged in the scandal.

Just hours after Olivia was dropped by Sephora, the Hallmark Channel announced it had cut ties with Loughlin after she was charged in the scandal.

Giannulli was released on $1million bond on Tuesday. He is seen here leaving the federal Los Angeles courthouse

Felicity Huffman has also been implicated in the scandal. She is seen here at the Los Angeles federal courthouse on Tuesday

Giannulli (left) was released on bond on Tuesday as was Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman (right), who has also been implicated in the scandal

This same exact process was then repeated with younger daughter Olivia, it is claimed.

Rick Singer is the 'mastermind' behind the scheme. He cooperated with the FBI and is facing a maximum of 65 years behind bars

Rick Singer is the ‘mastermind’ behind the scheme. He cooperated with the FBI and is facing a maximum of 65 years behind bars 

Problems arose however when Olivia’s guidance counselor became curious as to how she managed to receive admission based on her involvement in crew since she did not row.

At the same time, Loughlin complained that her daughter was having difficulty filling out her other college applications, prompting Singer to ask an employee to take care of the task.

This was done so as not to draw attention to the fact that it was already confirmed Olivia had received conditional admission to USC.

Then, at some point, there was a very heated and public altercation between Giannulli and the counselor, which elicited an email from Heinel asking that this not happen in the future so as to avoid detection.

Loughlin and Giannulli were later told by Singer to say they had given the $500,000 to the foundation to help ‘underserved kids.’ 

Everything began to fall apart in October 2018 when the IRS audited Key Worldwide and began to look into donations made by parents whose children were then admitted to USC. 

Singer was charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. He has pleaded guilty and faces 65 years behind bars.  

Loughlin's husband put their home up as collateral for his bond to get out of jail on Tuesday

Loughlin’s husband put their home up as collateral for his bond to get out of jail on Tuesday 

The Loughlins fly a USC flag next to a USA flag at their property (pictured). Now neither daughter will graduate with a degree from the university

The Loughlins fly a USC flag next to a USA flag at their property (pictured). Now neither daughter will graduate with a degree from the university 

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