According to Us Weekly, Lori Loughlin’s friends do not like her husband of 21 years, Mossimo Giannulli. He is not popular with her group and they are blaming him for the situation the couple finds themselves in with the college admissions bribery scandal.
This public scandal could net them jail time with a maximum of 40 years, although it probably won’t get that far. The source for the Us Weekly story also told the magazine that: “Everyone feels bad for her. They think the situation was something concocted by her husband.”
A few thoughts. First the blame game (it was her husband, not innocent little old me). Second, if that were the truth – that would mean that this whole women’s empowerment business is a huge hoax because it would be that she is not capable of doing anything on her own and totally relies on her man (husband). Seems to be a trend lately with weak women faulting anything/anyone for their failures.
If she was so innocent why did she make that statement that any mom would do the same thing if she had the means? Also, her signing autographs and smiling happily when charged shows where her head was. Now she is finding out she is not above the law and is scared. Ignorance is not a good defense in court. Judge, jury, no one will buy it.
According to Us Weekly Magazine, Lori Loughlin’s friends don’t like Mossimo Giannulli and believe that he got the actress tangled up in a very serious situation as the couple allegedly paid a $500,000 bribe so their daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade, could get into the University of Southern California.
“Everyone feels bad for her. They think the situation was something concocted by her husband. Her friends don’t like him,” a source tells the magazine.
Last month, both Loughlin and Giannulli were arrested for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and were accused of paying half a million dollars to bribe college coaches to claim their daughters were recruited rowing athletes in order to ensure their admittance into USC.
After the pair refused a plea deal, they were hit with an additional charge for money laundering. [AOL.com]
The article goes a little bit further. Her husband created fake report cards in order to trick his parents into giving him tuition money, which he used “to initiate his foray into the T-shirt” business. USC confirmed to a CNN inquiry that: “Giannulli attended the university during the 1984 spring semester — but not as a fully matriculated student. Rather, he was in the College of Continuing Education, “a non-degree program open to anyone with no formal admissions requirements.”
So he was a cheat but that doesn’t mean Lori didn’t know what she was doing.
Sadly this happens all too often. Wealthy people sweeten the palms of officials to do whatever to advance their kids or relatives. It is as old as documented history, even before. Fixing traffic tickets, bribing someone for better tickets to the football game, bucks to upgrade to a better hotel room, on and on. Having said that, no one is above the law when caught, including dear Aunt Becky.
The other question left to answer is what action, if any, is being taken against the college officials who made this possible. Someone had to make this all possible. Someone had to receive the money and grease the wheels to make it happen. They need to go down as hard as any of these other cheats and liars, Come on investigators, your job is not finished with putting Lori, her husband, and the other perps away. More need to be prosecuted before this ends.
The old phrase,” The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” rings very true when you look at how the father lied to his parents. Wanna bet they get off with a wrist slap? Two different sets of laws, folks, the rich and the rest of us.