Olivia Jade & Her Friends Had To Literally Turn Their Yacht Around To Deal With The Cheating Scandal
The case, which is the biggest college admissions scandal to ever occur in the United States, is making its appropriate waves. Her parents were among the 50 people charged across 6 states for their alleged participation in the elaborate scam which involved photoshop, rigged tests, and altered standardized test answers.
Documents shared by The New York Times and covered by many outlets (mostly for Huffman' now meme-d "Ruh roh" remark), revealed that Olivia may have known more about her parents actions than other students whose parents used Singer's services. The circumstances of her over-the-top and rather luxurious spring break somehow makes the whole situation feel that much worse. Much like discovering Singer tried to pitch a reality series about his job and his clients.
According to TMZ, who first broke the news of Olivia's whereabout, the 19-year-old was on a yacht owned by Rick Caruso, who is the elected chair of USC Board of Trustees. His daughter, Gianna, is friends with Olivia, and had apparently invited her to spend a week on her dad's yacht as they sailed to the Bahamas.
"My daughter and a group of students left for spring break prior to the government's announcement yesterday," Caruso told TMZ. "Once we became aware of the investigation, the young woman decided it would be in her best interests to return home." The luxury yacht, according to various yacht-focused websites, it worth roughly $100 million. A steep investment for literally almost anyone, but not so when you consider that Caruso is the real estate tycoon who developed the popular Los Angeles retail center, The Grove. The 215-foot "Invictus" yacht can sleep up to 12 guests while housing a staff of 19 crew members. It features a hot tub, an elevator, and a gym. It also was the subject of scrutiny when Caruso hosted its "christening" party in a Newport Harbor, inhibiting other smaller boats from docking. Forbes estimates that Caruso is worth $4 billion, as of March 2019.
Before docking, Olivia turned the comments off on her recent Instagram photos. She has over one million followers on the platform. One million is also the amount of bail her mother and father each had to post after being arrested for their alleged involvement. When the scandal broke, Loughlin was also out of town — she was on location for a Hallmark film in Vancouver. Olivia appeared to have docked on the yacht right around the time of her mother's release.
This story has been updated with additional reporting.