The college admission scandal has taken its toll on Full House star Lori Loughlin, and according to a new report, the legal drama is causing major problems with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli. The gravity of the situation is setting in, and the longtime couple is feuding over the federal wire fraud and money laundering charges that they are facing.
“Lori is constantly arguing with Mossimo because she is beginning to grasp that they are in very serious jeopardy,” says an insider.
— CNN (@CNN) April 15, 2019
The couple is facing charges after allegedly paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters – Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20 – guaranteed admission into the University of Southern California as athletic recruits for the crew team, even though neither girl had any experience in rowing.
Loughlin and Giannulli turned down a deal earlier this month that could have ended with the couple spending about six months in prison. But, once they turned down the deal and pled not guilty, prosecutors added money laundering charges against the couple and now they are facing 40 years in prison if convicted.
An insider says that friends of Loughlin feel bad for her, and believe this entire situation is Giannulli’s fault.
“Everyone feels bad for her. They think the situation was something concocted by her husband,” said a source.“Her friends don’t like him.”
As Loughlin and Giannulli deal with their serious legal issues, Olivia Jade is partying hard with fellow YouTubers David Dobrik and Heather Hussar, according to TMZ. A video surfaced late last week of the trio hanging out together at Dorbirk’s home in Studio City, California, and Dobrik posted some clips on Instagram where Giannulli is talking and laughing with friends.
Lori Loughlin’s husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, is accused of misrepresenting his own education at USC. He allegedly falsified report cards while enrolled only part-time and got cash from his parents with fake tuition bills https://t.co/CHwnuAnBrQ
— KTLA (@KTLA) April 18, 2019
Loughlin and Giannulli aren’t the only famous parents who have found themselves in major legal trouble during the Varsity Blues college admission scandal, In addition to the actress and designer, dozens of wealthy parents have been charged with paying their kids’ way into some of America’s most elite universities.
Some of those parents have already taken deals, like actress Felicity Huffman. But, others, like Loughlin and Giannulli are still facing charges.
As for Lori Loughlin’s daughters, neither one has returned to the USC campus since their mom’s arrest in March.