“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, got caught up in a nationwide cheating scandal last month when the FBI charged them with Mail Fraud.
Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly bribed the University of Southern California’s Crew team for $500,000 even though neither one of their daughters were actually on the team.
And you’re never going to believe what Loughlin is saying now about her alleged college admissions scandal involvement.
You have to remember that Hollywood celebrities actually believe they function outside of common American people.
They think they’re special and shouldn’t be held to regular folk societal norms.
But Loughlin and Giannulli’s personal life and reputation are imploding around them. Even their closest friends see how ridiculous it has become.
A source close to the family told US Weekly recently, “Lori is constantly arguing with Mossimo because she is beginning to grasp that they are in very serious jeopardy.”
In fact, Loughlin’s friends believe it was Giannulli who “concocted” this scheme to get both of their daughters into USC, hinting that she had nothing to do with it. Nevertheless, the same source also said Loughlin believes she “doesn’t believe she should have to spend any time in prison.”
USC posted on their website, “USC determined which applicants in the current admissions cycle are connected to the alleged scheme and they will be denied admission. A case-by-case review of current students who may be connected to the alleged scheme is also underway. We will make informed decisions about those cases as the reviews are completed.”
That’s the part that chaps Loughlin’s butt the most because an anonymous source told People magazine, “Lori is shocked and saddened that this is what her legacy is going to be.”
What exactly was her legacy?
A two-bit actress who played a throwaway character on a terrible 1990’s sitcom?
Or was it her role in dozens of Hallmark movies that would all get a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes if they ever made it into theaters?
Nobody actually considers her a seriously committed actress or she would’ve gotten a lot more serious work, right?
The insider also said, “You read the complaint and they look like criminal masterminds. But they really didn’t know the legalities of what was going on. They’re not lawyers and they’re not experts. They were parents who simply wanted to make sure that their daughters got into a good school.”
First of all, that’s pretty much an admission of guilt by proxy. Just because you’re not fully aware of the law doesn’t excuse you from it.
Of course, those words didn’t come from Loughlin and Giannulli themselves so it’s all hearsay that would never hold up in court.
The source also explained, “Calling in favors, donating money to the alumni association, hiring consultants. Those are all things that parents do. And so they gave money to this consultant, not entirely knowing everything that was going to be done. When it all fell apart, nobody was as surprised as they were that they were in trouble.”
That’s one heck of a spin. It’s like if someone paid a hitman to murder somebody and then claimed they had no idea paying for that service was a crime.
If the charges are true then they knew exactly what they were doing.
The federal prosecutors were eager to make a deal with them and Loughlin reportedly bluffed at it, which landed her even more charges.
No matter what’s reported in the press, they’re in huge trouble and they knew precisely what they were doing.