Federal prosecutors released some of the documents Olivia Jade submitted to USC, allegedly to make it seem like she wanted a coveted spot on its crew team … and it’s packed with a list of events and some impressive finishes. Remember, Olivia never really competitively rowed a day in her life.
However, according to the docs, from 2014 to 2017 … Olivia earned 2 gold medals, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes as a coxswain for her high school team. She didn’t do so well in the prestigious Head of Charles race in Boston, though. In 2016, her team came in 11th, and the next year they came in 14th.
BTW, the resume was clearly drawn up by someone who doesn’t have deep crew knowledge. It’s missing key stats about Olivia’s participation, and while her high school really did compete in these events … the finishes don’t match the real results.
The resume also suggests Olivia could be a very successful coxswain in one of USC’s 4 boats. Interestingly, she points out her older sister, Isabella, is already on the school’s roster as coxswain for boat #4. The resume ends by boasting Olivia is “highly talented and has been successful in both men’s and women’s boats.”
The feds are obviously including the resume as an exhibit to show how extensively they believe the Giannullis lied and plotted to get their daughters into USC. Prosecutors say USC associate athletic director Donna Heinel submitted Olivia’s rowing resume to the athletics sub-committee without referencing any donations her parents made to the university.
The feds claim this shows USC, with the exception of Heinel, was defrauded.
Lori and Mossimo’s lawyers have long maintained they only submitted materials that Rick Singer asked them to, and had no knowledge of anyone being bribed at the university. In fact, the feds don’t even say who created the phony resume — and if it were someone on Singer’s team, the document would seem to strengthen the Giannullis’ case.