The controversy centering around the startling college admissions scandal, involving a number of prestige colleges and 50+ elite people, has continued to escalate in recent days. 54-year-old actress Lori Loughlin, who is best-known for her role as “Aunty Becky” in “Full House” and the spin-off series “Fuller House,” is arguably the most widely recognized name involved in the scandal.
The "Full House" star allegedly paid $500,000 in exchange for her two daughters, 19-year-old Olivia Jade Giannulli and 20-year-old Isabella Rose Giannulli, to get into the University of Southern California. Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, 55-year-old Mossimo Giannulli, are being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
This crime carries a hefty fine up to $250,000 and a prison sentence up to 20 years. It’s unlikely that they will receive maximum punishment.
Since news of the scandal broke to the public, Loughlin’s family has faced extensive backlash. Loughin even lost her famous Hallmark roles and character on “Fuller House.”
Additionally, Loughlin’s daughters do not plan to return to USC. The youngest child, social media celebrity Olivia Jade, was also dropped by several beauty brands.
Much of the public has been curious as to what Loughlin’s family is doing as the case moves forward. According to PEOPLE, they are “laying low” at their home in Bel Air, California. The family is reportedly very “stressed” and living in a “nightmare.” Many of their friends are keeping a distance for the time being; those who know the family were allegedly “shocked” by the report.
As of March 22nd, Loughin and her husband have not yet entered a plea. Their next court date is April 3rd, reported USA Today.
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