Federal prosecutors released Olivia Jade Giannulli's falsified crew resume that was used to help her attain admission to USC in a legal filing Friday.
The resume was released in response to Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s legal team’s request for more evidence from federal prosecutors. Giannulli’s rowing profile countered her parents’ argument that the government is withholding evidence, according to CNN.
The resume highlights Giannulli's athletic rowing career as a coxswain. Some of her accolades include bronze, silver, and gold medals for competitive rowing competitions. However, all these accomplishments were falsified. She did not participate in rowing, as it was all a part of a grand scheme to get her admitted to USC with the help of the mastermind Rick Singer.
The resume also alludes to Giannulli's success and toutes what a great addition she would be to the USC Crew Team. It goes on to say she would “fill the position of our #3 boat” while her sister, Isabella Rose Giannulli, is “currently on our roster and fills the position of our #4 boat.” The resume also adds that her skill set includes awareness, organization, direction, and steering.
Madeline Ottilie, a former USC Crew team member, told Annenberg Media that the resume seemed legitimate to her.
“It’s crazy because [her resume] looked really similar to mine, because a lot of the races that she said she raced in were races that I had actually competed in,” Ottilie said. “If she was a coxswain for real, then she did everything right.”
According to Ottilie, being a coxswain is more than just steering the boat. It also takes a lot of coaching, leadership, and finding ways to improve the team’s overall teamwork. Unlike the fake resume Giannulli handed in, being a high school coxswain amounts to much sacrifice.
“Having a resume like that would have reflected a high school career that came with a lot of work, a lot of sacrifice and a lot of practice,” Ottilie said. “There are so many coxswains out there that work so hard to get those free spots on a college team.”
All of the information on rowing competitions and standing are readily available online. The results of each individual player and the whole team are easily accessible, according to Ottilie.
Prior to the admissions scandal, Giannulli was a social media influencer with more than a million followers on Instagram and YouTube. She returned to YouTube in December with a two-minute video after her nine-month hiatus from social media.
The next two status conferences for Lori Loughlin will be on Feb. 27 and May 2. Prosecutors are hoping for an October trial date for Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli and others charged in the admissions scandals, according to AP. Giannulli and her sister are not currently enrolled at USC and have not been charged with criminal wrongdoing by federal prosecutors.