In the wake of the major college admissions scam, which saw wealthy families both bribing schools to accept their children and allowing them to cheat on standardized tests, two notable celebrities are at the forefront of the reported 50 individuals involved: Full House alum Lori Loughlin, and Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives fame. Many are now speculating what other famous people are involved, with few looking at Real Housewives stars.
According to Us Weekly, Kyle Richards has been accused of using briberies to get daughter Sophia Umansky into George Washington University. The 50-year-old reality star took to her Instagram Story yesterday to share a screenshot of Sophia defending herself against the claims, writing, "So proud of you @sophiakylieee."
Sophia was forced to clap back after trolls accused her of only getting into college because of her family's money. "Did your parents bribe your way into Gw just like all your neighbors back home did? You seem incredibly stupid," one commented on the 19-year-old student's Instagram page.
"I actually graduated high school on the deans [sic] list and worked really hard to get into a good school thank u for ur concern tho sweetie," Sophia shot back.
Kyle previously addressed the cheating scandal on an episode of this week's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, where she explained, "We know a lot of people in that circle and it was really shocking today...Everyone’s talking about it today, you know, in our world and our circle. Until today, [I] had never heard this ever existed. Maybe I’m naive. I didn’t even know that existed."
As for the kids involved in the cheating scheme, so far Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli has been dropped by Sephora, a company she had partnered with on makeup collections. Lori and husband Mossimo Giannulli have been accused of paying $500,000 to get Olivia into the University of Southern California, the college she currently attends.
More details are bound to come out on the scandal by the day.