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Lori Loughlin's daughter once said her dad 'faked his way through' college

Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, revealed on a radio show last week that her father, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, "faked his way" through college, Us Weekly reports.

On Tuesday, Mossimo Giannulli was arrested for allegedly participating in a college admissions scam; Loughlin is out of the country, and has been told by federal authorities to turn herself in. Court documents allege that Mossimo Giannulli and Loughlin paid $500,000 in bribes so their daughters — Olivia Jade, 19, and Bella, 20 — could gain admission to the University of Southern California. Olivia Jade and Bella were allegedly designated as recruits for USC's crew team, even though they did not participate in the sport.

On the March 8 episode of the "Zach Sang Show," Olivia Jade, a YouTube star, said her dad lied about being enrolled in college. "He, like, faked his way through it and then he started his whole business with tuition money that his parents thought [was] going to college," she said. "That's like, such a different time. I don't know if I was supposed to say that, but it's OK." Sang asked why she decided to attend USC, and she responded that it was "mostly my parents really wanted me to go because both of them didn't go to college."