When celebrity meets privilege you’ll find that these elitists believe they are not only above the law but the societal rules don’t apply to them.
That’s exactly what’s going on with “Full House” star Lori Loughlin after she allegedly donated $500,000 to the University of Southern California’s Crew team so her daughters could get entry into the school.
But things are seemingly falling apart between Loughlin and her clothing designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and here are some of the juicy details.
Over fifty people were charged in a nationwide college admissions and cheating scandal by the FBI late last month.
As you could probably expect, some are going to fight the charges and others have already accepted their guilt, like actress Felicity Huffman, who allegedly paid $15,000 for false SAT scores for her child.
It was just announced that federal prosecutors will seek a four month prison sentence for the “Desperate Housewives” star.
On the flipside, however, Lori Loughlin is stern on her innocence and recently called federal prosecutors’ bluff when she plead not guilty – they threw even more charges at the “Fuller House” star and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli.
But things aren’t hunky dory in the Loughlin-Giannulli household.
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.”
To make matters worse, their eldest daughter, Olivia Jade, was spotted partying with other YouTube stars in Studio City, California recently.
That doesn’t bode well for the parents who bent over backwards so she could attend the university.
Loughlin’s denial knows no bounds apparently because a separate 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.”
After rejecting the plea deal offered by the prosecutor’s office, they slammed them both with even more charges, which are for the moment undisclosed.
But she did have a plea deal or the option to negotiate a plea deal before Loughlin called their bluff. In the Judicial system and prosecution world, the last thing in the world you want to do is force them to spend a lot of money trying to convict you and then do a 180 begging for a plea deal.
The more money they spend; the more they want to put you away. It’s that simple. If you maintain your innocence through the process and are still found guilty then it’s likely you’ll be sentenced a whole lot more time than if you admitted your guilt immediately. The courts are likely to take pity on someone when they own up to their mistakes.
In the meantime, things are quite obviously rocky in the Loughlin-Giannulli household and it’s probably only going to get a whole lot worse.