- Lori Loughlin, star of the college admissions scandal, is reportedly still processing that anything she did could be considered illegal.
- Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli rejected a plea deal earlier this week and are now facing up to 40 years in prison.
Gather round, children, because I have an update on everyone's favorite college admissions scandal, aka "Operation Varsity Blues." When we left Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli earlier this week, the couple had rejected a plea deal and consequentially are now facing up to 40 years in prison. Meanwhile, fellow celeb/college scammer Felicity Huffman decided to take the plea deal on Monday, and is facing way less severe sentencing.
Now, Lori and Mossimo are allegedly "blaming each other" for the situation, but the good news is that their daughter Olivia Jade is reportedly no longer pissed at her parents for ruining her career/making her go to college in the first place (there is *ample* evidence that getting a higher education was not on OJ's priorities list).
But even with the potential 40-year sentence looming, Lori is reportedly still having a little trouble wrapping her head around the fact that she did anything wrong. A source close to the actress tells People, “it’s just taking some time for it to sink in that what she was allegedly doing could be considered illegal. To her, it wasn’t egregious behavior. Was it entitled and perhaps selfish? Perhaps. But she didn’t see it as being a legal violation.”
The source goes on to emphasize that Lori didn't understand how serious her actions were. They add, “from the beginning, she didn’t want to take a deal, because she felt that she hadn’t done anything that any mom wouldn’t have done, if they had the means to do so. So this wasn’t her being obstinate; this was her truly not understanding the seriousness of the allegations.”
Yikes! I guess we'll just have to see how Lori and Mossimo's case goes to know if they're actually going to have to serve any prison time, but either way, I bet that Felicity is feeling pretty good about opting to take the plea deal right about now...
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