You’re probably sick to death of hearing anything remotely related to Hollywood elitists obviously thinking they’re privileged and above the law.
It seems like day after day there are dozens of celebrities condescending to the American people from up on their pedestal but then audaciously believe the rules don’t apply to them.
And that’s exactly the case with former “Full House” star Lori Loughlin about the charges in her college admissions scandal because her delusion has officially reached a new high.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, the famous clothing designer, allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to the University of Southern California so that their two daughters could be admitted.
Loughlin was charged and booked in a Los Angeles federal court last week on a staggering $1 million bail.
The massive FBI probe swept the nation with nearly 50 people being charged, including actress Felicity Huffman, for anything from bribes to faking SAT scores –allowing kids the best opportunity to get into college.
Now, Loughlin is jobless because Hallmark and Netflix’s “Fuller House” dropped her and will face serious prison time if convicted. The operative word there being “convicted,” because Loughlin reportedly – and sincerely believes – that her and husband Mossimo Giannulli “won’t be found guilty.”
A source close to Loughlin and Giannulli reports, “The more that [the attorneys] look at the alleged evidence against them, the better they feel about the case. Everyone is feeling more and more confident that this could end well for them.”
The insider claims to speak with the family regularly and told People Magazine that “A trial drags things out and she would like to move forward, which she can’t do until it goes to trial. But still, she feels like she’s got a valid defense, and that when all the evidence comes out, that she won’t be found guilty.”
So which one is it? Is it they want to put it behind them or drag it out in a lengthy trial?
Nevertheless, Loughlin has maintained her innocence but extrapolating objectively; why else would the federal government and FBI charge her if they didn’t have undeniable proof that she bribed the University of Southern California to get her girls on the Crew team – a team of which they haven’t been on at all?
The answer is likely delusion. Not only did they charge the couple with mail fraud, they also charged them with money laundering on top of that when they refused to plead guilty.
Now, Loughlin and Giannulli could be facing up to four years in prison for not admitting their alleged guilt right from the start.
“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman did exactly that when she was charged with paying someone to alter her daughter’s SAT scores – so the federal prosecutors are recommending four months, instead of a four year sentence.
It seems like it’s complete turmoil in the Loughlin-Giannulli household too.
Another source (or could be the same source) claimed to People as well, “This is putting unspeakable stress on her and her family. They’re having to play this all out publicly, and they’re fair game for jokes and memes, but also outraged [by] people who are saying that they are cheaters. They’re being destroyed.”
In America we should always operate without judgment that a person is innocent until proven guilty but that’s not really the case. Take the O.J. Simpson trial for example; although the former football legend was found not guilty of killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman – most people believe it was a grave miscarriage of justice.
This could just be a defense mechanism or complete denial but it wasn’t long ago when the same source said, “The idea of going to trial is terrifying for Lori. Everything comes out in trial, whether or not it’s relevant to the case. She will be under a microscope, and you only have to look at the paparazzi outside the court to know that there is widespread interest in this case. She will lose every bit of her privacy, and that’s a shame. This really is a family matter.”
Those are two polar-opposite ways of approaching such damaging effects it could have on their future.