Lori Loughlin's daughter vacationed on USC trustee's yacht as scandal broke

The daughter of actress Lori Loughlin reportedly was vacationing in the Bahamas on the yacht of Rick Caruso, chairman of the University of Southern California Board of Trustees, as her parents were named Tuesday in a federal indictment accusing them of scamming to get their daughters into the school.

Loughlin’s daughter, USC freshman Olivia Jade Giannulli, was spending a holiday break with Caruso’s daughter, Gianna, also a USC freshman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Caruso owns a 216-foot vessel called Invictus.

Neither the students nor Caruso are accused of any wrongdoing, but Loughlin and her husband are among dozens of well-heeled people federal authorities charged with paying up to $6 million in bribes to get their offspring into elite schools. Loughlin, a Hallmark regular and star of the sitcom “Full House” and its sequel series “Fuller House,” and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters fraudulently accepted by USC. Each were freed on $1 million bond Wednesday.

“My daughter and a group of students left for spring break prior to the government’s announcement yesterday,” Caruso, a billionaire developer, told TMZ on Wednesday. “Once we became aware of the investigation, the young woman decided it would be in her best interests to return home.”

Olivia Jade on Instagram
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Olivia Jade on Instagram
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Reps for Caruso and Loughlin didn’t immediately return HuffPost’s requests for comment.

Giannulli, a social media influencer with millions of followers on YouTube and Instagram, attracted further scrutiny this week with a video she posted before she began the fall semester last year, saying she didn’t care about school and was just there to experience the game days and the “partying.” She also turned her life as a student into a marketing opportunity, posting branded entries for Amazon and other companies.

Caruso has condemned USC employees implicated in the scheme, which included the creation of fake recruiting profiles that made Loughlin’s daughters appear to be crew athletes.

“The charges filed today against employees of USC are disturbing and the alleged activity is absolutely wrong,” Caruso said Tuesday in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “I am saddened for any innocent students that may be impacted. There is no option other than zero tolerance for this type of behavior, and everyone involved will be held accountable.

Lori Loughlin through the years
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Lori Loughlin through the years
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 07: THE EDGE OF NIGHT - 1981 - Lori Loughlin (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - CIRCA 1981: Christopher Atkins and Lori Loughlin circa 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bret Lundberg/IMAGES/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 29: Lori Loughlin attends 21st Birthday Party for Christopher Atkins on July 29, 1982 at Studio 54 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
FULL HOUSE - 'Tanner Vs. Gibbler' - Airdate: October 21, 1988. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN
WESTWOOD,CA - MARCH 8: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the 'Chances Are' Westwood Premiere on March 8, 1989 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
Promotional studio portrait of American actor Lori Loughlin of the television series, 'Full House,' circa 1989. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
FULL HOUSE - 'Double Trouble' - Airdate: September 17, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN
FULL HOUSE - Ad Gallery - September 25, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)BOB SAGET;JODIE SWEETIN;JOHN STAMOS;DAVE COULIER;LORI LOUGHLIN
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 9: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the 'ABC Affiliates Party' on June 9, 1994 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
FULL HOUSE - 'Under The Influence' - December 6, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN;DAVE COULIER
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 790 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Lori Loughlin during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 25, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Lori Loughlin during 'Shrek 2' Los Angeles Premiere - Green Carpet at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 15: Actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the Hugo Boss Fall/Winter 2005 Collection Show at the Beverly Hills Hotel on March 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Tiffani Thiessen and Lori Loughlin (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin during Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening Benefiting Women's Cancer Research Fund - Arrivals and Inside at The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel The Regent Beverly Wilshire H in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
Lori Loughlin with her daughter Olivia during Los Angeles Premiere of LionsGate's 'Happily N'Ever After' Hosted by the Hot Moms Club at The Mann Festival Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening cocktail reception benefiting Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) Women's Cancer Research Fund held at the Beverly Wishire Hotel on February 20, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin at the '90210' press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 1, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron and actress Lori Loughlin arrive at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 27: Actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the 13th annual Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF held at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on January 27, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Lori Loughlin is seen on January 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Lori Loughlin appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

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