“Dancing with the Stars” host Tyra Banks is speaking out in defense of the show after announcing that Olivia Jade will compete in the latest season after being involved in a college admission scandal.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the host and executive producer defended the decision to allow Lori Loughlin’s daughter to compete in Season 30 after a huge controversy in 2019. Her sister at her college of choice.
“I think Olivia is very brave. I think people don’t know her. She knows what happened to her,” Banks told the outlet. “She said she didn’t know what was happening and it was really sad. When something happens in public, it hurts. But you have nothing to do with it. So I believe she says she doesn’t know.”
The governing body of Mosimo Giannulli College has reportedly started a 5-month sentencing on the scam
In December, Loughlin Two months out of service Behind bars for her role in the scandal. Loughlin agreed to serve two months and pay a $ 150,000 fine with two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. In the meantime, her husband, Mosimo Gianulli, was ordered to pay a $ 250,000 fine, along with five months in prison, two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service. He is I got out of jail In April.
“She had to deal with it and I think she was coming to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to tell her story and show her vulnerability,” Banks continued. “And is she a celebrity? Not traditionally, but what is a celebrity today? If so, there’s no Instagram influencer. We’re in a completely different world and celebrities have taken a turn and a change.”
Lori Loughlin receives 2 months in prison for her role in the scandal in college administration
Banks added: “If people are talking about you, you’re famous. And you might be on ‘Dancing with the Stars.'”
Olivia Jade previously broke the silence when she appeared on the Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk.” She apologized for her family’s actions But she noticed that she believed she deserved a second chance.
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“I don’t mean to be super public. I can’t justify or ignore what happened, because what happened is wrong. And I think every person in my family can do that, ’cause it’s confusing. It’s a big mistake,” she said at the time. “But what’s really important to me is that I am 21 years old because I am 21 years old because I have to learn from the mistake, not to be ashamed and not be punished and not be given a second chance. I have grown up.”
“I’m not trying to victimize me. I don’t feel pity. That’s my family right now, ”Olivia later added in the interview.