Lori Loughlin Signed Autographs And Posed For Pictures In Advance Of Her “Operation Varsity Blues” Court Appearance
Rad stans got their motherfucking life yesterday when one of the film’s stars, Lori Loughlin, cheerfully greeted fans of the 1986 BMX cult classic outside of her Boston hotel. Lori, who is in town with her husband Mossimo Giannulli for “business”, beamed at well-wishers and happily signed autographs and Rad memorabilia. Later today, Lori and Mossimo have an “appointment” in court to face felony conspiracy to commit mail and honest fraud charges, before getting back on their private jet and flying home to California.
According to People:
Outside her hotel, Loughlin — who looked stylishly casual in grey pleated pants, white sunglasses, and a knee-length, camel-colored coat — signed 15 to 20 autographs for fans, many of whom were supporters of her role in the classic 1986 BMX bike racing film RAD. Giannulli, 55, sported jeans and a black leather jacket.
According to an onlooker, Loughlin “was chatty and willing to sign autographs” and also “posed for photos” with fans.
Robert Schepis, who named his autograph and memorabilia company RAD after the film, described Loughlin as “super friendly.”
Since he wasn’t in Rad, I guess nobody wanted to get Mossimo’s autograph. Which is a shame. If I were there I would have had him sign my deep-V “Rosé All Day” Mossimo T-shirt I bought at Target for $6. Poor Mossimo. He’s practically invisible, as if he didn’t share equal responsibility for allegedly participating in the alleged cheating scheme where he and his wife spent $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli into USC. It seems all anybody cares about is Rad, Rad, Rad!
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#LoriLoughlin is all smiles as she arrives to Boston ahead of her hearing tomorrow for the #collegebribescandal. Laughlin and and her fashion designer husband #MossimmoGiannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to get her daughters into the University of Southern California by lying about their athletic abilities. #TwoBeesToldMe
According to TMZ, Lori, Mossimo and their sister in crimes, Felicity Huffman, could face a maximum of 5 years in prison and prosecutors are keen to see them do hard time, even if they manage to strike plea deals.
A source connected to the prosecution tells TMZ, any plea would come with a recommendation by prosecutors that the actresses serve some time behind bars. The official told us, “You can’t have people being treated differently because they have money. That’s how we got to this place. Every defendant will be treated the same.”
Here’s felicity walking into the courthouse today. If I were there I’d ask her to sign my 1995 laser disk of Hackers, but I don’t think sis in the grey blazer would let me get anywhere near her.
15 parents accused of paying to cheat their children into college are due in court today, including Felicity Huffman + Lori Loughlin.
Prosecutors say Huffman paid $15K to have her daughter’s SAT test corrected, and Loughlin paid $500K for her children to be named crew recruits. pic.twitter.com/xWiB6Bn3mg
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 3, 2019
If any of these Operation Varsity Blues parents actually do any real time, you could knock me and my BMX over with a feather. But that’s because I don’t have Lori’s sick skillz and balance.