Loughlin, who came into the limelight playing Aunt Becky in Full House has been a constant face on our screens for over twenty years. So the news that she was embroiled along with her husband, Mossimo Giannull, in charges of fraud, shocked America.
Now, there’s been a huge development…
After a turbulent few months brimming with new evidence, the pair have now pleaded guilty to the scam that split the nation. But what was unexpected is the length they will be serving for their crimes…
You all remember Lori Loughlin from Full House, right?
The family-based sitcom, Full House was a huge success – not only did it springboard Loughlin’s career but it was also Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s breakthrough.
Full House ran from 1987 until 1995. Loughlin was there through it all, playing the beloved Aunty Becky.
Which is why the world was shocked to find she’d been charged with fraud last year for her part in the infamous College Admissions Scandal.
It’s safe to say that her life is truly on a downward spiral…
The star has since been dropped from spin-off, Fuller house.
In 2016, Netflix decided to make a spin-off of the original sitcom and call it Fuller House. A lot of the old cast returned, including Aunty Becky and her husband, Uncle Jesse played by John Stamos.
However, since the admissions scandal, Netflix has dropped Loughlin. Fans are still not sure how Netflix is planning to explain her character’s absence from season 5.
The Hallmark Channel was the first to sever ties with Loughlin after she was arrested for the admissions scandal. In March 2019 Loughlin was dropped by Hallmark and her scenes from season six of When Calls the Heart are being edited out.
The social media influencer had a lot of advertising contracts with beauty brands. She was dropped by Tresseme and french beauty company, Sephora, who were quick to distance themselves from her once the scandal broke.
It is widely understood that the couple paid $500,000 in bribes to a coach at USC to give places to their daughters, Olivia and Bella, under the guise that they would be part of the athletics team.
According to her father’s court hearing, Olivia Jade had found the USC application confusing and had allowed someone who is facing charges to fill it out for her.
One of the things that have infuriated the public with this case is that Olivia Jade clearly wasn’t bothered about her education. Simply because the family is incredibly rich they felt as though they should get everything, even a sports scholarship, which would have to be taken the place of someone who actually deserved it.
In a revealing YouTube video, Olivia Jade had even told her many fans that she wasn’t really bothered about going to college. Before the scandal had broke, she posted a video in which she talked about starting school in the fall. She said: “I do want the experience of like game days, partying …I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.”
Which of course, has backfired massively.
It is pretty clear that Loughlin and Giannull are facing time, nevermind the effect this has had on Loughlin’s acting career and Giannull’s fashion empire.
Another famous face in the college admissions scandal was actress, Felicity Huffman.
The star pleaded guilty and was sentenced to fourteen days in jail and ordered to do 250 hours of community service.
The fate of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannull remains uncertain.
Because Loughlin and Giannull pleaded not guilty to the original charges they are now facing bribery charges which carry a much heavier sentence. According to Forbes, “as a result of these new charges, which could carry up to 10 additional years in prison, and previous charges, Loughlin and Giannulli each face 50 years in prison.”
Whilst there are plenty of people who feel sorry for the family, the majority of Americans have no time for these privileged criminals.
The social media influencer has carried on posting pictures on her feed which show off her privileged lifestyle.
Her privilege once drew subscribers in, but now in reaction to the admissions scandal, her wealth and spoiled lifestyle only serve to further condemn her.
The comments are not kind.
Olivia Jade’s Instagram was once flooded with warm messages from her loyal followers, who both envied her and wanted to be her friend at the same time. Now, it’s a very different story.
It seemed that despite knowing she would receive a whole load of backlash, Olivia Jade couldn’t stay away from her YouTube channel.
It seems they’re having to face the reality of being banged up, and Loughlin appears to have gone to extreme lengths to prepare…
“Besides the physical training she’s getting lots of advice from prison professors on how to earn one’s keep behind bars,” the source said. “It’s a sure sign she knows deep down she’s facing an inevitable stretch and will need to be prepared.”
The US Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts revealed the news earlier this year.
As part of their plea bargain, CNN reported that Loughlin will be sentenced to 2 months in prison and Giannulli will be sentenced to 5 months in prison, subject to the court’s approval.
As per TMZ, the star reported to FCI Dublin in California on Friday, nearly 3 weeks before her November 19 deadline to do so.
This is a breaking story and will be updated accordingly.