YouTube-famed beauty vlogger Olivia Jade Giannulli is shaking in her stilettos at the thought of being hauled into court to testify against her famous parents in their bribery case, a report said.
“Olivia is furious with her parents over this mess and now she is terrified that she may be forced into court to take the stand to testify,” a source told HollywoodLife. She feels that she has already been through enough embarrassment over this situation and a court appearance would make things ten times worse.”
The revelation comes after sources previously told news outlets that Giannulli was apparently in-the-know about her parents’ alleged plan to pay her way into the University of Southern California, but “would have never gone along with it if she thought this would happen,” an unnamed source told People magazine.
Giannulli’s mother, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, and designer dad Mossimo Giannulli are among 33 wealthy parents and celebrities facing federal charges that they bribed their underachieving kids’ admissions into prestigious schools.
The feds allege the Loughlin-Giannullis paid $500,000 to confessed scammer William “Rick” Singer to have Giannulli, 19, and her sister, Isabella Rose Giannulli, 20, admitted into the University of Southern California.
Giannulli, who lost lost endorsement deals with TRESemmé and Sephora in the wake of the scandal, allegedly believes her parents “ruined everything” for her — but still doesn’t want to see them tossed in jail, according to the HollywoodLife source.
“Olivia has been hiding out with friends and can’t stand the thought of her mom or dad [fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, 55] going to prison over this mess and she for sure does not want to be dragged into court. She feels like she is living in a horrible nightmare.”