Lori Loughlin Was “Fixated” On Getting Daughters Into USC, And Is Freaking Out At Additional Charges
Aunt Becks really over-played her hand, didn’t she? Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are probably screwed.. Like, they were screwed before, because getting sued for billions of dollars and getting charged with federal crimes never means anything but screwed. But they could have gotten it a little easier. Look at Felicity Huffman! While some of the rich parents involved in the Operation Varsity Blues scam pled guilty and are looking at a few months in minimum-security, rich-white-people-jail and will probably just get probation–there were some holdouts. Among the holdouts were Lori and Mossimo. These two knuckleheads thought that prosecutors were joking when they said if people didn’t cop a plea they would add charges. Well surprise, bitch: you got more charges. Now Lori is freaking the fuck out and it. Is. Delicious.
People reports that Lori done lost it. Aunt Becky thought she could get away with spending $500,000 getting her daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella, into USC, but she was wrong. Apparently her fixation with USC and getting what she wants is what led to this whole debacle in the first place. A family source says:
“Lori is used to getting what she wants… This is why she got in trouble in the first place. She got fixated on getting her girls into USC… For her, there was no other way… They needed to be at USC. It was very important for her to be able to say that her girls were at USC.”
The source says that “it was absolutely a status thing” but there was also a sweetness behind the greed, pride and foolishness:
“And the fact that she wanted the girls to have things that she never had growing up.”
Well hey: I don’t think Lori grew up with a mother in federal prison, so Olivia and Isabella will definitely enjoy experiencing that!
A source says that Lori and Mossimo are really regretting their choice to hold out on those plea deals:
“They were offered the carrot and the stick… The carrot was that this can all go away and you can serve your time and put it behind you. Remember, they were facing 20 years, even before the latest charges. The stick was that [the prosecution] would and could pile on more serious charges… They decided to roll the dice… and it may have been a bad gamble. Now they’re in worse shape than before.”
And a source spoke with E! News about how Lori was “adamant” she wouldn’t do jail time:
“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.”
But now she knows fact from fiction and is plenty horrified:
“Lori is finally realizing just how serious this is… She is seeing the light that she will do jail time and is freaking out.”
Of course a woman who thought she could wave around $500,000 and get her children into whatever college she wanted thought that she could also flick some highlighted hair over her shoulder and get out of jail. And it’s affecting her marriage too:
“There’s a rift between Lori and Mossimo… He is completely mortified by this whole thing and she is putting on a happy face and acting like everything will be OK.”
An insider says it’s all too much and they just don’t know what to do:
“Their lives will never be the same… They are scared and they don’t know what’s coming next. It all feels like a terrible nightmare.”
I think it’s time this family started getting realistic and turn lemons into lemonade. Olivia can teach Mama Lori all about makeup and then when Lori’s in jail she can film a YouTube makeup tutorial series all about looking cute with only what’s available around you. It will rehab your image and get you back on that makeup mogul track! Yay!