“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin is reportedly unbothered by her alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal. Despite she and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 55, having been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud and conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering, the actress reportedly maintains she did nothing wrong.
E! reports, according to an insider, “Lori really believes she isn’t guilty and that any parent would have done the same thing that she did if they were in that position. She doesn’t think that what she did is a criminal act or that she should go to jail.” The source also adds, “She plans to fight this and won’t give in.”
E! also claims, “There’s a rift between Lori and Mossimo. He is completely mortified and she is putting on a happy face and acting like everything will be OK.”
Loughlin, 54, will clearly be using every bit of her privilege. What might really the shocker is if she is found not guilty.
On the other hand, Actress Felicity Huffman, 56, allegedly copped a plea that will more than likely result in a hefty fine and probation — she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
The elaborate college admissions scheme played out through a series of bribes, photoshopped images, fraudulent test scores and more as a way to admit unqualified students through athletic scholarships for sports the “recruits” would rarely if ever play on the collegiate level.
This incident has invited heavy scrutiny on colleges’ admissions practices that stack the odds against countless applicants who have been denied deserved spots at schools of their choice. Understandably, Black and brown students have been particularly outraged. Students of color have historically been accused of not earning their seat at the table because of race-based affirmative action policies. Their merits have been called into question while, as it turns out, the wealthy elite were benefitting from what has been called a broken college admissions system.
We hope justice will be served but, obviously, we have our doubts.