Lori Loughlin and husband clothing designer, Mossimo Giannulli, are both facing serious prison time because they bribed the University of South Carolina’s rowing department so they could get into the prestigious school.
The celebrity couple were indicted on a felony charge of mail fraud at first but once Loughlin called federal prosecutors’ bluff to make a plea deal, they threw more felony charges at them that included money laundering.
And Lori Loughlin will be furious to learn what one major production company is planning to do with the nationwide college admission scandal.
Former “Fuller House” star is reportedly in “complete denial” about the levity and seriousness of the alleged crimes that she’s accused of by federal prosecutors.
Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are in a whole lot of trouble that could land them in prison for years.
A source told E!, “She has been in complete denial and thought maybe she could skate by. She refused to accept any jail time and thought the DA was bluffing. She was adamant she wouldn’t do any jail time. Lori is finally realizing just how serious this is. She is seeing the light that she will do jail time and is freaking out.”
Unfortunately for Loughlin, it appears that if she is found guilty of the charges then she could serve up to four years in prison. If you’re willing to show remorse like “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman did and has already pled guilty – prosecutors are willing to go easy on them and are only seeking a four month sentence for the 56-year-old actress.
Lori Loughlin has no choice but to fight the charges because that plea deal has been ripped up.
Annapurna Television, the production company owned by super producer Megan Ellison, has optioned the rights to an unfinished upcoming book called “Accepted” written by Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz that details a behind-the-scenes look into the scandal.
Joe Otterson reported, “The book is set to be published by Portfolio, a division of Penguin Random House. Sue Naegle, Ali Krug, and Patrick Chu will produce on behalf of Annapurna Television.
D.V. DeVincentis will adapt the book for television. DeVicentis’ previous credits include writing multiple episodes of “The People v. OJ Simpson” and the features films “High Fidelity” and “Grosse Pointe Blank.”
It’s likely that Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli will probably be the centerpieces in the upcoming scripted show.
Actress Felicity Huffman simply pled guilty so there probably isn’t a whole lot of drama in her character arc. The juiciest parts will probably be for Loughlin and Giannulli because sources close to them say not only are they in denial about the charges they face but they’ve also been at each other’s throats as well.
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.” That’s where the drama really is but it could be they take the approach of everything leading up to the nationwide arrests.
Who knows where Hollywood will take the story but there’s probably a lot that will be detailed in “Accepted” that none of us know yet.