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Why Actress Lori Loughlin Wants to Go to Trial

Apr 30, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Actress Lori Loughlin, known for her role as “Aunt Becky” on “Full House” and “Fuller House,” wants to go to trial in her college admissions cheating case, People magazine reports.

The actress apparently believes a court trial is her best chance to save her reputation — and avoid going to jail.

The publication quotes a source close to Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, saying: “Lori feels like so much damage has been done publicly that the only way for her to counter it is to fight this case in court. She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened.”

People notes that Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, are looking at charges of mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. “If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison for each charge,” the story reports.

People adds: “Attorneys for the couple were in court on Monday, entering formal pleas of not guilty of the charges against them. The couple previously turned down a plea deal — and they continue to insist that going to trial is in their best interest.”

Said the source: “She doesn’t want to spend time in jail, but she knows that any sort of plea or conviction at this point will include jail time. Her only chance of avoiding jail is to go to court and be found not guilty.”


  1. Does she honestly think her “I didn’t know” defense will pass the laugh test?

  2. She new what she was doing and her daughter did too.

  3. “But, but, but……..I LOVE MY CHILDREN!!!!”

  4. FFS Lori, if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. You knew EXACTLY what you were doing when you did it. Shame you aren’t as morally upstanding as the character you played on When Calls the Heart…*smh* Goodbye Abigail Stanton.

  5. She simply is an actress to the core. She poses and postures and smiles her way through life with the attitude of being above it all. Money talks. She is money so she must talk. I truly hope that an example is made of her and the others going along with her. I don’t believe F. Huffman should have been allowed to plead a deal. Changing a score to 1400 out of 1600 while padding it by four hundred points shows us that they didn’t much care what grades her daughter got in high school. I will just pay whatever it takes to keep the facade intact. Disgusting. You pushed other more deserving people down to further your career and your daughters. You are an actress to the core and if you pull this off you should be up for an OSCAR.

  6. I think she knew what she was doing and she should have to pay the price. She is nothing but a liar and a cheater- also I think her daughters knew exactly what was going on- they are spoiled rich kids who think they should get everything handed to them. This “I didn’t know it was illegal” to bribe someone so her brat daughters could get into a good school is no defense as far as I’m concerned. So Lori- hi ho hi ho it’s off to jail you go!

  7. This whole thing is crazy!! Of course the daughters knew what was going on. They didn’t go to college and did well so why force the daughters? I hope they all do some time.

  8. I think people can be so mean. Guilty until proven innocent is not how its supposed to be. The minute the news media gets ahold of anything people freak out. “OMG this must be true”. I’m appauled to think that the Media has control over everything. Not everything the media reports is true. I believe that there is some truth in every lie, but there is always alot MORE to the story than what is reported. I don’t care which media outlet you want to label. I know this from personal experience.
    Everyone deserves respect. The accused in this situation do as well. I have loved Lori’s acting since I first saw her on TV. She is graceful. She is gifted. My opinion of her does not change. She is human, just like you and I. She has feelings just like you and I. She is also a child of God, just like you and I. None of us are perfect or flawless. If she turns out to be guilty, then we lift her up and help her to be a better version of herself. If she is innocent, then we rejoice with her. But none of this changes anything. Back stabbing and hating won’t solve anything!

  9. Guilty or not, this is not the best move to save her career and reputation. She should have followed Felicity Huffman’s lead. The public is already beginning to forget about Huffman’s involvement. Laughlin is making herself the face of the scandal; and every day she shows up at court the cameras will be there making sure that everyone knows that she is involved as this goes on for months. Every story will mention her and since there are no pictures of her going into court anymore, Huffman will fall further into the background.

  10. Lori and her husband have gotten bad legal council. They should have taken “the deal” like others did.
    Courts don’t like arrogant people in their court room and that tends to make outcomes brutal. The Toronto Sun put the spin on this situation, saying “friends say the husband is to blame”. Interesting. Now that the IRS is auditing their taxes more truths may evolve. But good bye career, Lori. Hollywood is very unforgiving….”box-office-poison”…

  11. Amazing how the FBI was able to do such good detective work on people wanting to get their kids into a good school, yet for 8 years allowed America’s Domestic Enemy hiding in plain sight Obama and Gang to almost destroy America.
    The Global Elites placed Arab AmeriCON Man Enemy Obama in office to weaken America, which he did. He gave 150 Billion Dollars to his fellow Muslimes in Iran, imported 275k Islamic Refugees into Minnesota which allowed Islamic Terrorist Omar to infiltrate Congress, etc.
    Obama also desicrated the country by helping out his fellow homosexual Community, opening the borders, appointing America hating Judges to high positions, Obama & Gang armed Mexican Drug Cartels, allowed Americans to die in Bengazi as Obama was helping create ISIS, etc, etc, etc.
    But hey, some spoiled brats “cheated” their way into College…

  12. Yes, we r all human but they knew what they were doing was against the law and I feel that their money can’t buy getting their kids in a college all based on lies! Parents having hard time getting money together to get their kids in college and their kids work very hard to get the grades so they can get in and no one makes like their S.A.T test for them or them! Thy don’t have parents that can make all that money these actresses make! They need to be made as examples so no one else will do this scam and pay jail time like not famous people parents would! A slap on the hand is not enough! Shame on them! They r so smart but did a dumb thing! Don’t even have common sense! Make them pay the time! They need punished like they’d punsh Their kids! A stupid thing they did! Blew up in their faces! Way to go!

  13. I think her husband was the main person and he talk her into So I do not think the she should get anytime!! I hope that she will sue Hallmark!!!!

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