Lori Loughlin is not looking forward to going to prison during the current public health crisis. A source close to the actress says that she is "terrified." Last week, a judge approved Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli's plea deal. The deal finds the 56-year old Full House star set to serve two months in prison, along with a $150,000 fine and 150 hours of community service. Giannulli, 57, will serve five months in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of service. The couple are set to report to prison on November 19th.
A source close to Lori Loughlin says that the whole legal ordeal has been pretty rough on the couple. "It's all been like a black cloud hanging over them," says the source. "They're relieved because the waiting was awful, but Lori is still terrified about going to prison." The Fuller House actress and her husband will be spending the holidays behind bars while the current public health crisis rages on. The source notes, "Lori has been trying to stay as healthy as possible and also takes supplements to boost her immune system. It's definitely something that she has been losing sleep about."
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying "college admissions scam ringleader Rick Singer $500,000" in order to get their daughters, Isabella Rose, 21, and Olivia Jade, 20, into the University of Southern California (USC). The admissions committee of USC was led to believe their two daughters would join the women's rowing team although neither had trained in the sport of rowing, nor had plans in doing so. In March of 2019, Loughlin and Giannulli surrendered to federal authorities in Los Angeles.
After the sentencing last week, Lori Loughlin told the judge, "I made an awful decision." She went on and admitted, "I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process." The Full House actress went on to say, "In doing so, I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass." While Loughlin has been given a sentence of 2 months in prison, she might only have to serve a fraction of the time, especially with the public health crisis going on.
In the end, Lori Loughlin thought that she was helping her daughters with the college admissions scam, which also saw actress Felicity Huffman get involved and spend time behind bars. "I thought I was acting out of love for my children, but in reality it only undermined and diminished my daughters' abilities and accomplishments," Loughlin said. "I wish I could go back and do things differently," the actress told the judge. "I can only take responsibility and move forward." Huffman pled guilty to having someone else take her daughter's SAT and was sentenced to 14 days in prison, but only served 12 since her release date fell on a weekend. People was the first to report about Lori Loughlin's fear of prison.