Lori Loughlin’s YouTube star daughter trolled relentlessly after US pay-for-places university scandal

Rebecca Speare-Cole

The daughter of sitcom star Lori Loughlin has come under fire after her parents were charged with paying half a million dollars in bribes in exchange for university places.

Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, who runs a YouTube channel followed by more than 2 million people, has been labelled a ‘cheat’ and ‘fake’ online.

Comments flooded both her Instagram page and YouTube channel, slamming her enrolment at the University of California.

The first year student previously revealed that her parents made her go to college, and faced backlash after saying: “I don’t really care about school.”

One user commented on a photo of Miss Giannulli with friends, saying: “You didn’t earn your success. You stole it from someone more hardworking and deserving than you.”

Another wrote: “It must be nice to have a rich momma that gets you into elite colleges.”

Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli were handed an affidavit on Tuesday, which alleged that the couple paid $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team.

Olivia’s older sister, Isabella Rose, 20, also attends the school, but neither daughters participated in USC crew, which helped facilitate their admission.

Up to 40 influential figures including actress Felicity Huffman have been indicted in connection to payments of up to $6m to get children into colleges like Yale, Stanford and Georgetown.