In her continued battle with reality, sources are saying that Lori Loughlin believes trial is her one shot at saving her “reputation” and also avoiding going to prison in the Operation Varsity Blues rich-people crime syndicate. I would focus on the prison part, girlie, me thinks the reputation is a lost cause. After allegedly spending $500,000 to fake your daughters’ way into USC, not even a Taylor Swift album could save your brand now.
Operation Varsity Blues really ruined a bunch of super wealthy people’s 2019 New Years resolution three months in. Who can focus on being a better you and building a better self when you’re getting sued for billions and facing years in prison? Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannuli have been making some chess moves since getting charged. Rather than cop a deal and spend maybe four months in jail like fellow celebrity schemer, Felicity Huffman, they took the ballsy approach of pleading not guilty to the charges. The not guilty plea seemed like a good idea (to them), but then they got hit with money laundering charges and it was reported that one of their daughters may be herself under criminal investigation. Lori worried about the girls testifying so that really shook her out of her little daze. This is when the sources went into overdrive.
Suddenly it was all Mossimo’s fault, that daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade just had to go to USC. Sources were then saying that maybe Lori and Mossimo were going to fall on the sword, take one for the team (and the justice) and change to a guilty plea to avoid some jail time and save her chirruns.
Then Aunt Becky took things all the way left and were reportedly claiming that they didn’t know what they did was illegal? Just some casual back-door exchange of hundreds of thousands of dollars which were not disclosed on any kind of application, fraudulent or otherwise–AKA: totally standard behaviour. Lori and Mossimo have decided to really lean into that defense and have officially entered not guilty pleas, and sources are saying they are prepping for trial in a big way.
A source told People:
“Lori feels like so much damage has been done publicly that the only way for her to counter it is to fight this case in court. She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened.”
Rich people get brazen because they usually do whatever they want–we know how this happened. The source continued:
“She doesn’t want to spend time in jail… but she knows that any sort of plea or conviction at this point will include jail time. Her only chance of avoiding jail is to go to court and be found not guilty.”
Lori also believes the evidence shown “in context” will actually help her:
“Everyone has seen snippets of the evidence, but there’s a lot more out there… When you look at it in context, you can argue that this is a woman who didn’t understand exactly what she was doing—and she was being counseled and guided by a man who this was his area of expertise. When the evidence comes out, she’ll have a case to make…. At this point, if she pleads guilty, she feels like the mitigating evidence will never see the light of day.”
I think you need to get some better lawyers or some sense, Aunt Becky, because before you didn’t grasp the concept of prison and then you got slapped with potentially 20 years. Now you sound like you think that federal legal proceedings are impacted by People magazine sources. Like: “context”? Okay girl, the Cellblock Tango gives context to the murders those women committed–they’re still guilty.