Yachting With the Caruso’s

As Lori Loughlin traveled from Vancouver to L.A. Tuesday night to surrender to federal authorities in the college bribery scandal — which got her daughter, Olivia Jade, into USC — Olivia spent the night on the yacht of the Chairman of USC’s Board of Trustees … but she’s off the boat now, TMZ has learned.

We’ve learned 19-year-old Olivia was on Rick Caruso‘s yacht in the Bahamas. Caruso’s daughter, Gianna, Olivia and several other friends were spending spring break in the area.

Gianna and Olivia have been friends for quite some time, occasionally posting photos of them together on social media.

Caruso, a billionaire who has major real estate holdings including The Grove in L.A., tells TMZ, “My daughter and a group of students left for spring break prior to the government’s announcement yesterday. Once we became aware of the investigation, the young woman decided it would be in her best interests to return home.” Olivia is off the yacht.

Caruso was elected Chairman of USC’s Board of Trustees last year. We’re told the Board will NOT decide the fate of Olivia and other students involved in the case. That decision is left squarely in the hands of the University’s President.

tmz.com

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If you read some of Caruso’s posts to the University when he became the BOT chair it was like he was going to be the resurrection and the life of the new USC. Well Reality Bites!!! Changing a culture is not putting some hand picked ringers in a room to come up with a “vision” or a “mission” statement or behavioral platitudes that get posted on all the walls for nobody to read, much less remember. That does nothing to change culture (Culture defined in the vein of Edgar Shines’ work Culture and Leadership as the unconsciously held norms that… Read more »

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Little ol Olivia on the Caruso Yacht in the Bahamas. Some are not surprised, but I am — I mean think about the odds! There’s only one Caruso Yacht in the Bahamas, right?! And the daughter at ground zero of this scandal is on it???!!!! As it’s breaking?!!! This is getting to the point where it feels like God is shouting for something to happen at SC and it is just not happening — causing him to throw more and more absurdity at us until we stupid humans get the message.

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Rock–you are right. What has been going on at my Alma Mater in the last five years is just absurd. The absurdity is growing by geometric proportions each year it seems!

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Let me get this straight. Your kid knows the family of the Chair of the BOT well enough to be on his yacht in the Bahamas. And you still had to commit fraud to get your kid into USC. How F***ing stupid is your kid?

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Yeah, poor thing had to be as book smart as a post. But, unfortunately in the “look-at-me, twitter/instagram” world, knowledge and qualifications don’t mean diddly. After all, isn’t there a Kardashian spawn that has become a billionaire before she is 21 years old?

I guess I have wasted my time striving to be the most technically proficient in my profession. I should have concentrated on becoming an ego-driven extrovert….

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The rot at the top has such a stench. You can’t make this up. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so disgusting! What kind of President is this guy going to hire? Are they trying to destroy our University. I had to work my tail off and took two tries to get into the grad program I did at SC. These pompous, pretentious, hypocrites!

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In Caruso’s defense, he may have had no clue who was on the boat and all his daughter’s friends. Would love to hear that phone call. “What the F***! THEY are on the boat with You! Get them the H*** off, NOW!”

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Going even further, is it possible that Caruso didn’t know about the bribes, etc?

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Hey everybody…. this is Hollywood. What did you expect? Only a TV producer of a reality show could come up with a better plot than this.

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Will Caruso petition to fire himself?

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This entire affair just keeps getting worse and worse.

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In the end, these elites will pay a fine, go on their way and the kids will remain in school, no harm no foul in their eyes.

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Why am I not surprised? What a pompous asshole he is. Hopefully, he will get caught up in this scandal and do some jail time with the rest of them.