Adrienne Banfield-Norris Made It Known That She Wasn't Keen On Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Appearing On ‘Red Table Talk’
"It’s very difficult for me to feel compassionate about you,” Banfield-Norris told Olivia Jade, who was at the center of the 2019 college admissions scandal.
December 09, 2020 at 12:53 am
Olivia Jade Giannulli has broken her silence regarding her parent’s involvement in Operation Varsity Blues, the college admissions scandal that rocked Hollywood in 2019.
In short, the 21-year-old daughter of Full House’s Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli was embroiled in a controversial cheating ring that bought admission into prestigious colleges and universities. Her parents paid $500,000 to get her and her sister, Bella Rose accepted into the University of Southern California (USC). Loughlin and Mossimo pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and were each sentenced to federal prison.
Olivia Jade opted to head to Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook series Red Table Talk to discuss her parent’s impropriety and her privilege. Still, Pinkett Smith’s mother and co-host, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, who is affectionately known as Gammy, made it clear that she didn’t care to hear what Giannulli had to say.
Before the influencer’s appearance, Pinkett Smith, Banfield-Norris and singer/actress Willow Smith sat at the table to discuss the former USC student’s appearance on the show.
A video clip showed the three women discussing the controversy surrounding Giannulli’s presence on the show. Pinkett Smith acknowledged that she would receive flack over her choice to have the socialite on the program.