In the midst of the ongoing college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade have decided to make new public appearances in the past week.  

Previously, the two had predominantly been quiet following allegations that both Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, paid Rick Singer $500,000 so that both Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella Rose, could attend the University of Southern California (USC). At this time, both Loughlin and Giannulli have been charged with mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery. They have pleaded not guilty to all charges. 

On Dec. 1, Olivia returned to her YouTube channel after nearly nine months of silence. In a short video, which can be seen below, the Internet personality explained why she had refrained from posting on the platform. In the clip, titled "hi again," she acknowledged that at this time she is not allowed to legally speak about anything pertaining to the admissions scam. 


"There's no point in me just talking for 10 minutes to the camera about how I wish I could say something when I really can't, so I'm gonna leave it at that," she stated. Later, she added that although she was "terrified" to make the video, she was looking to begin "taking smaller steps in the right direction."

It remains unclear at this point if Olivia will have to be involved in any legal action herself. Previously, former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani stated that both Olivia and Isabella could potentially be charged as defendants. Brand management expert Eric Schiffer also shared his thoughts regarding Olivia's career moving forward, which he thought could suffer "catastrophic effects" due to choices she's made along the way.

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As for Loughlin, on Nov. 30, both she and Giannulli attended the memorial service for Pink Taco restauranteur Harry Morton. According to Radar Online, the "Fuller House" actress hid in her car as Giannulli left the event as she did not want to have her photo taken.

These sightings come after recent reports that the actress has developed a new "concern" about her future due to the recent sentencing of another parent who is involved in the scam.

Additionally, Loughlin has reportedly been taking a new "grueling" step in order to prepare for her future trial. It has been reported that she could potentially receive a shorter sentence if she pleaded guilty ahead of her trial, but at this time she has not taken any steps to do so.

Who Are Lori Loughlin's Kids? Actress Lori Loughlin is accused of paying for her daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade to get into USC. From left: Isabella, Lori and Olivia are pictured at the "Fuller House" premiere on Feb. 16, 2016 in Los Angeles. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images