She feels awful. Lori Loughlin is apparently remorseful about how the college admissions scandal impacted her daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli. “Things aren’t fully healed between them,” an insider told Us Weekly. In particular, beauty influencer Olivia Jade, 19, is worried about rebuilding her brand and is “resentful” about it, the source claimed. In addition, she’s been the victim of some online bullying, which is “devastating for Lori.”
After mostly staying quiet on social media in the wake of the scandal, Olivia posted a photo of herself on Instagram on August 11 — with several media outlets tagged — where she’s giving the camera two middle fingers, and an insider said that may have been a bad move legally. “Her lawyer’s begged her not to post anything,” they revealed, “because prosecutors are going to question her about it and show everything to the jury.”
Loughlin, 55, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 56, were arrested in March after they allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.” When Lori was first charged for her alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal, she pled not guilty.
But now she’s seeking a new plea deal, a source told Us Weekly in August. The actress “has asked her lawyer to work out a plea deal that would involve no jail time but home confinement with monitoring via ankle monitor,” they said. “She’s willing to pay a substantial fine, over $2 million.” Unfortunately, that may not be in the cards. “Any deal would involve significant jail time,” the insider revealed. But her husband still wants to try going to trial. “Moss doesn’t want any plea deal and is expecting to be fully exonerated,” the source added.
So, is anyone in Loughlin’s family going to get out of this unscathed? She may feel bad about her daughters’ reputations being tarnished and the backlash they’ve faced, but feeling bad isn’t enough to turn things around.
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