TMZ reported on Thursday that actress Lori Loughlin's daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, have decided to leave USC amid accusations that their parents illegally used bribes to help them gain entrance into the college.
The Giannullis were among a group of college students whose parents allegedly participated in an elaborate bribery scheme that involved students getting admitted into elite colleges without proper credentials. On Tuesday, federal officials handed out indictments to nearly four dozen parents, college coaches and administrators and others allegedly involved in the scheme.
TMZ reported that the family feels that if the daughters returned to USC, they would be "viciously bullied." They currently do not plan on enrolling at any other college at the time being.
Loughlin, who was on the cast of the hit 90s sitcom "Full House," and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of spending $500,000 in bribes to help her two daughters gain admission into USC. Loughlin's daughters allegedly gained entrance into USC as crew recruits, despite not having the credentials to participate in the sport.
Also on Thursday, the Hallmark Channel announced it would no longer cast Loughlin in its movies. Loughlin had been in more than a dozen films for the network.
None of the students involved were charged with any crimes. It is unknown whether any of the students will be forced to withdraw or surrender their degree.