“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna shaded Lori Loughlin during the show’s most recent episode.
On Wednesday night’s episode, Rinna talked with her 18-year-old daughter, Amelia, about college. Amelia had recently returned home to Los Angeles after attending college in New York City, according to People magazine.
Amelia told Rinna that she wants to attend the University of Southern California instead of going back to New York City.
She said, “I have all my math requirements to transfer into USC, but this is so that if I get in, then I won’t have to take another math class. I’ll have my math credits for college.”
Lisa Rinna then took a shot at Lori Loughlin, who has been embroiled in the college admissions scandal. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, could be team crew recruits.
According to People magazine, Lisa said, “Good, because I’m not going to put you on a rowing machine and take a picture of you and say that — “
Amelia interrupted, “That was the wrong thing to say. I’m trying to get into USC here. I’m like, let’s not.”
Lisa replied, “I’m joking, I would never, ever do that. I wouldn’t.”
This is direct reference to the Loughlin scandal. In April, federal prosecutors leaked photos of Olivia Jade posing on a rower as part of the college admissions scandal, as I wrote for the Deseret News. In court documents, prosecutors showed photos of Olivia Jade using an ERG machine and wearing activewear.
According to the documents, Mossimo Giannulli emailed the photos to William “Rick” Singer, the “mastermind” behind the college admissions scandal.
Sources told Us Weekly that Loughlin was outraged over the photos.
“The pictures are obviously extremely inflammatory and controversial, meant to intimidate Lori because she has refused to take a plea deal. The photos were never submitted to USC as part of the application process. Lori’s lawyers will be responding to the photos of the girls on the rowing machine in a legal filing.”