Lori Loughlin ‘felt that she hadn’t done anything that any mom wouldn’t have done’


Lori Loughlin is seen out getting a car wash after being offered a plea deal

All week, we’ve been talking about how Lori Loughlin lives in denial about her circumstances. She truly thought she could peddle her churchy Hallmark crap to federal prosecutors and the media and nothing would happen to her. She rejected a plea deal that would have gotten her a two year prison sentence, only to then get indicted for additional crimes. It’s clear that the federal prosecutors have more than enough evidence. It’s also clear that Lori has been workshopping her trial defense for weeks – she’s just a Jesus-loving white mom who does yoga and Pilates, just like you. She only spent $500,000 cheating her daughters into college because EVERY parent would do that for their kids, right?

For the last month, Lori Loughlin has grappled with the charges against her in the high-profile college admissions cheating scandal, a source close to the actress tells PEOPLE.

“It’s just taking some time for it to sink in that what she was allegedly doing could be considered illegal,” says the source. “To her, it wasn’t egregious behavior. Was it entitled and perhaps selfish? Perhaps. But she didn’t see it as being a legal violation. From the beginning, she didn’t want to take a deal, because she felt that she hadn’t done anything that any mom wouldn’t have done, if they had the means to do so,” the source continues. “So this wasn’t her being obstinate; this was her truly not understanding the seriousness of the allegations.”

Now things are beginning to sink in for the actress, the source says. “She’s trying to decide what is the best move for her,” says the source. “She has no desire to prolong this for anyone, but she still believes that she deserves a fair outcome. Obviously, the deal, if any, will be different than if she had taken a deal a week ago [before the latest charge],” the source continues. “She’s a smart woman and she realizes that. But she is amenable to discussing how to put this behind everyone now. She’s ready for this to go away.”

[From People]

The repetition of “she’s ready for this to go away” in several stories this week makes me think that Lori really and truly does not understand the fact that she could go to prison for two decades. She thinks she can wave this away like a bad bottle of Chardonnay. She thinks it’s just a matter of calling in the right favors from the right connections. She might even be right – Lori and Mossimo are allegedly hadcore Republicans, and I’m sure they’ve donated money to powerful people in the government. Maybe a discreet call to some ally at DOJ? Who knows. I’d like to believe that wouldn’t work, but in Trumplandia, anything is possible.

Also: “To her, it wasn’t egregious behavior. Was it entitled and perhaps selfish? Perhaps. But she didn’t see it as being a legal violation… she felt that she hadn’t done anything that any mom wouldn’t have done, if they had the means to do so.” Again, I truly hope that parents like Lori Loughlin are the minority. The idea of it is so foreign to me, the idea that my parents would have thought so little of my education that they would buy my way into college. My dad (an Indian immigrant/highly educated engineer) and my mom (a public school teacher) always took the educators’ side in any school issue. If I had bad grades (and a bad grade was a B in my house), it was because I wasn’t working hard enough, not because of the school or the teachers.

Lori Loughlin is seen out for an appointment

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  1. Seraphina says:

    This is just insulting every mother out there at this point. The part she’s playing now, martyr, is just too much. It’s also a slap in the face to mothers who have or had the means to pay and manipulate the system but haven’t because they want their children to learn integrity. But the older I get, the more I realize that a lot of the upper echilon of society functions a wee bit differently then then the rest of us. Entitlement and a grandiose sense of self does that.

    • jan90067 says:

      Let’s not underestimate the humongous hubris that is part of the entertainment industry and the very wealthy. I was talking with a group of friends about this over lunch yesterday (all very well to do women). We were discussing just how insulated these people are, above and beyond just the “rich” mentality, how having so many layers of “people” to just “do” things for them, the bubble their kids live in, that it’s so taken for granted that this will just “happen” for them. Yes, of course I’m generalizing. But having grown up in a very affluent area of LA, I’ve known people like this all of my life.

    • THANK YOU.We live in LA and my son got into a fantastic college this year ON HIS OWN. It was infuriating to watch so many of his peers getting the extended time on the standardized tests when they had NO LD’s. I work in a therapeutic field and I wish to god they would investigate the shrinks who just handed out these “diagnoses” for money. That is a part of this story that is not told enough. Virtually all the kids in Varsity Blues were given diagnoses to get extra time. Now kids with REAL Ld’s might get suspicion and have to jump though a thousand hoops to get the accommodations they deserve because of vile people like this. IT’s INFURIATING. And this entitled attitude that “any parent would have done it” sums up MAGA people (And a hell of a lot of LA parents) to the hilt.

    • asdfa says:

      seriously, eff this B

    • QuidProQuo says:

      @setaphina. Thankfully the term “white/wealth priv” happened. What we couldn’t identify we couldn’t change – now at least it’s out & In our faces.

  2. Megan says:

    Except her daughters wanted to go to ASU and Lori insisted on bribing them into USC.

  3. cannibell says:

    Cosign on all of this, especially the teacher mother and the dad who agreed that bad grades were on you for not working harder. The headline/moral of this whole mess is “Money can’t buy values.”

    • sa says:

      I’m surprised by this-and it may just be a matter of this being a short comment, so speaking in generalities, but I guess I don’t understand the idea that a parent would automatically take a particular side, rather than looking at the issue and then deciding.

      My mother was also a school teacher, and she trusted that she raised me to respect my teachers. So if I did have an issue where a parent needed to get involved, she didn’t have a default side that she fell on. She knew who I was and that I wouldn’t complain about a teacher or a grade for no reason. If I did complain about a test, she’d look at the test before deciding if I needed to work harder or if the test was somehow unfair.

      But, my mom also strongly believed that kids should work hard in school, but that they shouldn’t be so burdened by school, homework, and studying that they don’t have time to just be kids (which obviously meant different things at different ages).

      • Hard agree. There ARE bad and unfair teachers out there, and tons of studies support that sexism and racism -however unconsciously- sometimes play a real role in education. You have to be an advocate for your kid while, OF COURSE, giving them the values of hard work and self reliance.

  4. Kittycat says:

    I wonder what her husband thinks about this.

  5. LaraK says:

    I have two kids. And I would “do anything” for them, if by anything you mean donate a kidney, or step in front of a bus.
    This is NOT on the list. And most parents I know would agree.
    Committing federal crimes to get your kid into USC is not maternal. It’s dumb.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Well said.

    • minx says:

      We picked state universities that our kids could get into and that we could afford, and they both did very well. Admission is only the first step, do you want your kids to be in over their heads and flunk out after a semester? I would think the embarrassment of that would be worse than attending ASU—and I say embarrassment because that’s all LL and her hubby cared about. Not what would be a good fit for their daughters.

      • AryasMum says:

        I think a mother who would have done “anything” for her child would have instilled the value of education in her first 18 years, and attempted to give her a deeper depth of character. It’s too late to care about that education when she’s a vapid “influencer” giggling about not wanting to go to college, skipping classes, and only enrolling for the parties and games. Seems Lori failed at the most important part of parenting.

      • Esmom says:

        AryasMum, Yes, exactly. She’s seems to be the type of person who probably got excited about the trappings of pregnancy and having a baby, not really understanding that she was going to be responsible for guiding and shaping more than just their fashion choices.

        I had a co-worker who was so caught up in the baby shower stuff and about six months after her baby was born all she could do was complain about how no one told her how hard it would be to have a kid. Sigh.

      • Christina says:

        Our daughter applied to a range of schools, too, Minx. I told her that she would get into the school that was a good fit for her even it wasn’t her first choice. She ended up getting into her first choice, and our minds are blown, but she is qualified because she did all of the work without our help.

      • Christina says:

        Totally agree. Spend time with them to instill values. But that doesn’t matter if you have crappy values to begin with. Lori and Mossimo are appearances people, like The Donald.

    • liz says:

      Absolutely! I have a teenager, in high school at one of “those” prep schools in New York. We work hard to give her the tools she needs to succeed – teaching her how to work hard, ask questions and find the answers for herself. But we insist on playing by the rules. She takes her own standardized tests. She doesn’t have a learning disability, so there is no need for extra time. She does her own homework. I’m happy to proofread papers and make suggestions, but hell will freeze over before I write them for her. Most of the families at her school feel the same way (at least among her friends). I’m sure there are a few who look to bend or break the rules, even though almost every kid at this school is starting on second or third base.

      There is a grade-level meeting with the school’s college office next week. I’m very interested in hearing what they have to say.

  6. Naddie says:

    There you can see how this scumbag’s mind works. No remorse at all.

  7. minx says:

    Nice try.
    Oh, and she’s “ready for this to go away?” Too late.

  8. HK9 says:

    Bitch please.

  9. Nikki says:

    What a repulsive quote.

  10. MousyB says:

    This is exactly why this woman needs to be in a jail cell.

  11. NotHeidisGirl says:

    So that’s her defence? I can’t.

  12. jules says:

    She thinks she can wave this away like a bad bottle of Chardonnay—hahahaaaa

  13. Insomniac says:

    I was wondering when she would start playing this card. “I just did this for my children. Wouldn’t YOU do anything you could for yours?”

  14. Anastasia says:

    Nope, this mother wouldn’t do that. I have morals.

    • Pamela says:

      Exactly. But it isn’t JUST about morals. I mean, this was wrong…full stop. But also, it doesn’t even make sense. These kids were not going to do well in school once they got there. Was she going to bribe teachers in every class, for 4 years…to get the kid through graduation.

      I am not a rocket scientist. If I could somehow bribe an HR Manager to hire me as a rocket scientist…….great, until I show up for work on day one and have NO clue about rockets and only the most basic clues about science.

      She did NOT do this for her kids like a “caring mom”. She did it so SHE could brag another kids getting into USC, she didn’t care what happened to the kids once they got there.

  15. Lucy2 says:

    Oh please. We’re going to hear every excuse in the book, because they really thought they get away with it.

  16. jules says:

    And can someone find where to buy that purple sweater?

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ Jules : Focus, Jules, focus! We’re talking about bad values here 😂😂😂😂.

      And yeah the sleeves ARE great!

    • sa says:

      I was also admiring that sweater – but the sleeves would catch on everything.

      • jan90067 says:

        I have a gorgeous bell sleeved sweater (from Nordstrom); it is one of my favorites, but yes, the sleeves catch on EVERYthing lol. Sometimes, I end up rolling them up and pushing it up to above my elbow. But it is fun.

    • Lady Keller says:

      I keep waiting for an ID on this. Someone please let us know.

      • Some chick says:

        Looks like cashmere. Going to be pricey AF.

        I do love the color. But she’s so repulsive!

        Well, she’ll be wearing orange soon.

  17. Lightpurple says:

    Somebody on her legal team knows she is in serious trouble because they petitioned the court to reassign the case to another judge. It seems they fear Judge Nathanial Gorton’s reputation for tough sentencing. Chief Judge Patti Sarkis was having none of it and the case stays with Gorton.

    • minx says:

      Oh, I love hearing this! Throw the book at them.

    • BengalCat😻 says:

      Oooh, this is interesting!

    • Christin says:

      Interesting. Maybe she finally realizes that shaking hands with the prosecutors would not result in light treatment.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Her lawyers realized it but they angered the prosecutors, bypassed the judge, and annoyed the chief judge, who told them to go back to the first judge to explain their petty concerns

    • HK9 says:

      So we may see her in an orange jumpsuit after all.

    • Christina says:

      Lightpurple, you just MADE MY DAY!!!

    • holly hobby says:

      It is very hard to get a reassignment. I think the judge has to do something really bad or be really biased to get that. So sorry Aunt Becky’s attorneys. The attorneys should tell her to keep a muzzle on her thoughts. The more she talks the more prospective jurors are not going to be sympathetic.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      Thanks for your insights Lightpurple!

    • Mrs. Smith says:

      Thanks for this update!

  18. Rapunzel says:

    As a teacher, I gotta say, no offense to Kaiser’s parents, but that “a B is a bad grade” attitude is abhorrent. B stands for above average; it is not bad. I get wanting your children to do their best, but that insistence on perfection is destructive. In particular, I see a lot of college students who have this mentality that anything but an A is not acceptable. That’s just way too much pressure. There’s no shame in understanding something at 80% level versus 90% level. Both are good. Sorry, but I had to get that off my chest because I have students who have had nervous breakdowns trying to get 4.0 GPAs.

    • gingersnaps says:

      Thank you for this comment!

    • knotslaning says:

      As a parent, as a teacher and as a graduate student advisor, I have to agree with you 100%. There are kids who take their lives at my university because they can’t handle the pressure of being in a situation where they are surrounded by other “perfect” kids. Their whole lives have been about getting perfect scores and being the best, when they get to college and are surrounded by others who are trying to the same or are getting better scores, it destroys them. There is an uptick in students seeking counseling because they feel an A- is struggling. I tell my own kids that if they put in the effort, try really hard and still get a poor score that it is fine because the most important thing is that you try.

    • Kaiser says:

      My parents didn’t ask for or demand perfection, they just believed I should get As because I was smart enough to get As and they were right. They weren’t helicopter parents about it either, they were just like “you’re smart enough to do better, so do better.”

      • Rapunzel says:

        That’s why I said no offense to your parents. Because I wasn’t sure if that’s really what they were doing. I’m glad it wasn’t. It’s just that what you were saying about your parents baby think about all the students of mine who suffer from extreme stress over getting perfect grades. I know several Indian students in particular who have flat-out said to me that “B stands for bad” and have come to be in tears over it. One student I had said she couldn’t sleep because she got a 90 instead of 100. She wanted not just an A, but perfection. That’s not healthy.

      • Christina says:

        Kaiser, I said that to my kid, too. You are smart enough. I didn’t pressure her, but I did tell her that she could do it. After the concussion, I was just happy that she was able to get her ability to read back.

    • LaraK says:

      Honestly trying to pressure your kids to be YOUR definition of great is awful. A friend’s son was never a top student, but with pushing he went to college, and had a nervous breakdown.
      He left, went to Australia for two years and apprenticed with an electrician. Now he’s back and owns his own business, employs twenty people and lives in a mansion. His brother, who did finish college, is a waiter because he can’t find a job in his field.

    • sa says:

      When I was in college (USC-which I never before realized was a school worth cheating or bribing your way into) I got a B+ in a class that I thought I’d earned an A or A- in. So I went to speak with my TA, because I thought he’d made a mistake. He disagreed with me, and I must have been visibly upset about it because he asked me, really intently, if I “needed” the A. I said no, because it felt like the subtext was ‘will your parents beat you if you bring home a B+?’

      I still occasionally flash back to that moment. That my TA went there so quickly terrifies me about how many kids do “need” certain grades.

    • Aang says:

      Rapunzel I agree. MSed here and I was taught that once a student hits 85% accuracy they have mastered the material and are ready to move on. My daughter is at a competitive high school where everyone wants a 4.0 plus. I told her 85% and I’m satisfied. And that’s not because I don’t think she’s smart enough to to get 95% or more. It’s because work life balance is more important. She’s first chair violin in the upper orchestra and ranked in the top 40 nationally in her chosen sport. More importantly she’s happy and relaxed. Her low to mid 90s grades got her into a good engineering program for next year where I expect she’ll do well. And when she enters the workplace she won’t be ripe to be taken advantage of by an employer because she hasn’t been conditioned to work like a lab rat to satisfy other people. Enough is as good as a feast.

      • Christina says:

        Exactly, Aang. Totally agrees. That’s how we worked with our kid, too. She is much happier than a lot of her classmates. A lot of kids are terrified that they aren’t competent and never will be because of the pressure placed on them from their parents.

    • mackyj says:

      Well said!
      And as a college prof, I would add that mentality is also part of the HUGE problem of grade inflation and students/parents as consumers of education rather than scholars. The obsession over the letter rather than the process of learning can lead to depression/suicide as the OP mentioned, also many students I encounter with entitlement that “I am buying this education and I am buying the grade” over, hey, this is a process to give me skills, knowledge and content to operate in the world.
      These ideas take away tools for educators to educate and put us into product delivery, which is exactly the ethos behind this whole scandal anyway. Education, medicine and prison should not be for-profit industries! This destroys the fabric of a society and why American young people are going to keep falling behind global averages in education and skill preparation. Rant over ;)

    • Christina says:

      Rapunzel, thank you. Thank you to all of the teachers in this thread who help kids like my my daughter. After her dad’s assault, and the seizures, and the brain injury, she wasn’t going to get As anymore. There was no point in pressuring her. I just wanted her to not commit suicide. Teachers like you saved her, and I love you all. You may not have personally helped my kid, but I know your worth. I wish I could pay you all six-figure salaries, because that is what you deserve to save children like mine. She is now thriving and going to attend her dream choice of a college because of people like you.

    • Justme says:

      Rapunzel – you are so right. My husband and I both were “A” students – we worked very hard and got the good grades. My daughter, however, was never an “A” student – she also worked hard – harder than many of her “A” student friends, but she rarely got an A – usually she got “B” grades. I have learned that this is her best and that she has a lot of other things to offer to her future employer (including the ability to work very very hard.) It has paid off – she has a good starting job and her employers think the world of her. She prefers work to the classroom and has a natural ability in dealing with people of all backgrounds. Some of her schoolmates who always get A grades have struggled in a world outslde of school and classrooms.

    • jules says:

      Yes, I agree with all these comments and I worked in the school system for almost 10 years. These comments from parents can be incredibly shaming and belittling, and only harm self-esteem instead of building it up.

    • mrsodie says:

      Parents need to back the F off of teachers and let us do our jobs. We’re experts on teaching and assessing the quality of work. They are NOT.

  19. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    “Again, I truly hope that parents like Lori Loughlin are the minority.”

    I would’ve said yes pre-2016 even in the face of my cynical pessimism. But for the university admissions nazi to act this publicly and target celebrities, I think it’s a huge problem and that unis are operating under a blanket of corruption. It was inevitable admission policies would surface considering sexual harassment, fraternity/sorority and sports cases were erupting right and left. Accountability has come to college town. Can the bus to go Washington now?

  20. lee says:

    The word you’re looking for is “crime” not “legal violation”.

    • sa says:

      Thank you!

      It’s beyond frustrating how people speak around words. My current annoyance (for the past few years) is when the media says “falsehoods” or “untruths” instead of “lies.”

      If the implication of the word is negative, that’s because the thing being described is negative, but it doesn’t make the word wrong.

      • jan90067 says:

        And please don’t forget, the now classic: “Alternative Facts”. A lie is a lie is a lie, no matter how you slice it, or how you say it.

  21. Digital Unicorn says:

    Keep leaking to the press idiot, it will only be used against you by the prosecutors who are keen to make an example of you – the pap strolls etc.. will be used to show that you have refused to take responsibility for your actions. You’re making the prosecutors job easier.

    Stupid is as stupid does – she really is the poster woman for that quote.

  22. CommentingBunny says:

    I would do anything to keep my kids safe.

    I would do anything to teach them to be happy, confident people.

    I would do anything to teach them to treat others well and make a positive impact on the world.

    I would do anything to keep them from becoming the kind of entitles jerk who thinks “I would anything for my kids” is a literal get out of jail free card.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Nicely put. “Doing anything” shouldn’t include actively stomping on opportunities for other people’s less privileged children.

  23. Reggie says:

    The sad shit is, I’ve seen this “she only did what any loving parent would have done for their kids” excuse so much on FB

    The easy rebuttal of course is , she could have easily spent one fifth of that 500k on tutors, test peppers and mentors for her girls so they could be prepared for college and earn their own way.

    But she knew at least one daughter had zero interest in college and and spent money faking test scores and creating a false history of athletic competition for both daughters

    Whenever I see comments like these on FB I laugh and say its nice to know how many people are willing to commit felonies just to secure bragging rights for their mediocre lazy crotch fruit

    Cuz let’s be real, if the net worth of Lori and her husband is accurate , neither daughter need ever work a day in their life and they would have been fine, especially as their social status most assuredly would have seen them marry well

    So this whole debacle wasnt even about trying to secure them a future which maybe, MAYBE you could halfway lowkey defend as reasonable (you still cant because anyone who has 500k to spend on fraud probably has the resources to set their children up in some other gainful way) , but all so some mediocre C list celebrity could brag on her lazy mediocre kids

    To hell with her and the whole family

  24. Dahlia6 says:

    No Lori, it’s not something any mom would do. I’ve had a learning disability all my life (dyslexia) and all I ever got from my parents was “You’re just being lazy” and “You should try harder” and punished when I didn’t come up to snuff. You should have gotten you kids tutors and help like mine should have done, not bought their way into school.

  25. Christin says:

    She is really playing the PR game to the masses, isn’t she. The public will not be the ones deciding your legal fate, Lori. It’s doubtful that most parents would go to such underhanded lengths to get their children into a university.

    But keep throwing out the “faith-based” martyr mother storyline. And brush up on your dining cleanup skills, because that’s one of the first duties at Camp Cupcake.

  26. Reef says:

    lol, she and her husband are both rich. She knows her kids aren’t the brightest. They wanted to go to ASU because they (at least Olivia) only wanted to party and already had careers making 6 figures. I don’t know about the other parents but Lori REALLY didn’t have to do this if she had just listened to her kids.

  27. Kylie says:

    She should have taken the plea deal. There is no way she gets out of this without going to prison. At least with the plea she likely would have only been locked up for a short time. She and her husband pissed of federal prosecutors. Now even if another deal is offered, it will be far more harsh.

  28. Allie says:

    If she was truly a Christian, as she claims to be, it shouldn’t have mattered whether she believed stealing a spot from another student was illegal or not because the immorality of it should have stopped her because it goes against the Christian faith she claims to practice. And Lori didn’t just cheat to get her children into college. She also laundered money and committed tax fraud. There’s no way she didn’t know that was illegal.

    • raindrop says:

      I get the impression she’s one of those “Jesus thinks I’m special so the normie rules don’t apply to me” kind of Christians. I.e., not really Christian at all. Rules are for the poors, darling.

    • Tate says:

      In particular, the Christian Right has exposed themselves for the raging hypocrites that they are. Especially in the last few years.

      • jan90067 says:

        That “exposé” really came to light with the rise of “The Tea Party” in the 90s. The hypocrisy and blatant hate of those “Christians” was breathtakingly abhorrent.

    • MissML says:

      IMO, the more a person claims to be “Christian”, the less “Christian” they truly are. Its as if they are trying to convince the world (or themselves) they are something they are not.

      Haven’t been proven wrong yet.

      • Tate says:

        I feel there are a lot of people who call themselves Christian as a way to try and take a moral high ground all while doing horrible things. I saw it growing up in a Methodist church and I see it now with the evangelicals and their undying support for trump. Confirms I made the right decision to leave the church as soon as I became an adult.

      • april says:

        I agree. A lot of Christians have a superiority attitude…”better than thou.” She needed this huge “kick in the butt” to get off her high horse.

  29. Chef Grace says:

    Thankfully I did not pressure mine. They did good.
    I still feel old Becks will not see any time in the Big House. Maybe house arrest. She is too smug about this. I think something is being sorted out behind corrupt doors. I hope not but as Kaiser pointed out, Trumplandia rules.

  30. adastraperaspera says:

    Her attitude is appalling! The vast majority of high school and college graduates in this country all made the grades and earned their degrees fair and square. Except for kids like my Dad, who had to drop out of junior high at age 12 and work off-book in a bakery to support his family. And then he later went on to support me–by paying for 100% of my college degree. He didn’t live long enough to see me graduate, but he saw me through financially with money he left us. Dad knew a true education was one way out of poverty and despair. Lori Loughlin and her kind should be shunned from our society forever!

  31. Lala11_7 says:

    It’s TOO funny when folks like this grab a step ladder and try their DARNEDEST to push Jaysus off the cross….

    • jan90067 says:

      🤣😂🤣😂 OMG you win the net today with that comment!!! 👏🏻👏🏻.

      I LOVE it: “…when folks like this grab a step ladder and try their DARNEDEST to push Jaysus off the cross….” Would you mind if I borrowed it occasionally? That is GOLD!

  32. Original T.C. says:

    She is case and example of the new “Snowplowing” parents: “Some affluent mothers and fathers now are more like *snowplows*: machines chugging ahead, clearing any obstacles in their child’s path to success, so they don’t have to encounter failure, frustration or lost opportunities.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/style/snowplow-parenting-scandal.html

  33. Itteh Bitteh says:

    Just needed to add “I HATE those sandals.” Is all I’ve been able to focus on in the last 2 posts. 😂

  34. PGC says:

    I don’t understand how or why they were charged with wire or mail fraud

  35. CindyP says:

    First world mindset; my kids are dumb as rocks but I want to brag that they got into USC

  36. Malificent says:

    My kid has standardized testing this week, and he wanted to write some geometry prompts on his wrist. We had a blow-up that resulted in me telling him that I would call his principal and get him busted if he went through with his plot to cheat. Along with a “I’m disappointed you would even consider cheating” guilt trip. I’m by no means a perfect parent, but “Don’t cheat” doesn’t have a lot of moral gray areas….

    • ME says:

      Wow I’m actually impressed that your child would willingly tell you he’s going to cheat. He must be very close with you, which is a good thing. Your response was right on. Hopefully he listened !

  37. TJ says:

    Srsly, why is skin color brought into every single article? So what if she’s white/black/other.

  38. Minxx says:

    “She’s ready for this to go away”? Clueless and arrogant. Dangerous combination. She’s in for a rude awekening.

  39. Gobo says:

    If you think about it, her only Real crime is being rich I suppose. LOL, no. She’s a criminal. And apparently not a very smart one

  40. GirlMonday says:

    How dare she say she “deserves” anything.

  41. Candikat says:

    Thing is, quite a few of these parents are in the same situation. Something like 30-40 parents/coaches were charged, and per the news only 13 took deals. We only hear about LL because she’s the famous one, and clearly she’s not the brightest bulb. But a LOT of ostensibly “smart” people (finance guys and such) are now in the same boat. Also, why are we dragging on Lori but not Mossimo? They’re both charged, you’d assume they talked and made their decisions to not accept their individual deals together. Don’t get me wrong, they are all horrendous people and IMO deserve what’s likely coming to them. But I hate the “she’s so dumb” line being hung on LL alone, (the conventionally attractive woman of the bunch) as if she’s the only one who made the decision to fight the case. At least 20 other individuals did too.

    • Lady D says:

      She was handing out autographs in front of the court. He was nowhere to be seen. She was smiling and waving to fans like she was on a cat walk. She cheerfully responded to reporter questions for days, and where was Moss? She’s been seen everywhere looking supremely unworried while there has been no sign of him. I think that is part of why she’s being talked about, not him. I wonder why they weren’t in court together? Would they have been charged at separate times?

      • Candikat says:

        Lady D — that’s a good point, I concede that LL has certainly put herself out there! And I wondered the same thing about Mossimo, he’s got to be facing the same charges, where the heck is he?

      • Some chick says:

        There is a pic of them walking out of court together. He is wearing a green tie. You are correct that he has kept a super low profile. Which is the smart thing to do.

        I’m amazed that they thought they could avoid jail time. It will be interesting to see what goes down in court! Judges really do not like people who think they’ve done nothing wrong, and/or deserve special treatment.

    • holly hobby says:

      Because she is going to the press with her “feelings.” Haven’t heard what the hubster thinks.

  42. lolalola3 says:

    The “Perhaps” comment really gets me. This family grossly used their status and wealth to cheat the admission system but ‘perhaps’ that was a bad choice? News flash, no perhaps about it. And I call B.S. that the daughters had no idea. Do kids not have to sign their college applications anymore? I keep thinking of the students who worked their butts off in high school but didn’t get in because Aunt Becky’s useless daughters took their place.

    The sense of entitlement from these people is making me me want to cheer that fact that they might get jail time.

  43. FluffyPrincess says:

    I’m pretty sure Jesus wouldn’t approve of her grifting scheme — and I’m pretty sure she broke more than one of the “Big Ten” that is central to her so-called religious lifestyle.

  44. Texas says:

    Such a typical churchy right winger. I literally cannot stand her. She represents everything that I find abhorrent.

  45. My3cents says:

    She is getting some really bad advice here, PR and legal. I’m thinking she’s really truly an idiot, but I’m here for the rollout.

  46. Sharon Lea says:

    Lori has no conscience, no shame, no embarrassment. Its weird that these are the thoughts she wants pushed forward as ‘her side’ of the story.

    I hope she is forced to do some kind of family therapy, all kinds of stuff going on and she needs help understanding this.

  47. Lena says:

    She seems supremely stupid but you think with their bucks they could afford decent counsel who would lay it on the line and not quit until they got it through their little heads how serious this is

  48. Notthismom says:

    Love my kids to death but I would not break the law for them. Nope!

  49. Elizabeth Suzanne Phillips says:

    As if! I had to wait two years to go to college so I could qualify for grants and loans on my own, without my mother’s salary at all.

  50. A says:

    I have parents that are very similar to Kaiser’s if not more intense. They put a huge emphasis on academic and professional success. There were positives to this, but the negative side to that sort of emphasis had a HUGE impact on my life. I’m still working through some of that shit. I love my parents. But they messed up in a lot of capacities, and this was a major one.

    That being said, the one thing they would never, EVER do is this sort of dishonest sh*t. In fact, they made a specific point to tell me and my sister that we should never, ever engage with lying or cheating of any sort. Because while success is important, it’s not as important as your honesty and your integrity. They told me multiple times that they’d rather have me be mediocre, but honest, than be successful but a liar.

    So f*ck you Lori Loughlin. No, they wouldn’t have done committed a federal crime to get me into college. My mother would have never even thought up this sort of crap. My parents gave everything they had, uprooted their lives and their careers to move to a country where they could rest easy knowing that me and my sister would at least have a fair shot at making our dreams come true. THAT is sacrifice, and it’s something people like you and everyone else who engaged in this garbage will never fully understand.

  51. Ksweet says:

    Agree that if she would do anything for her kids, she could have tried putting the time in to raise them right and to value education over selfies and makeup tips.

  52. Clementine says:

    I take great offense to her statement. Taking something that is free and based on skills by purchasing it illegally isn’t what any mom would do. It’s stealing. And it’s cutting to the front of a line that you don’t belong in in the first place, based on your ability to steal alone.

    “Any mom” would get her child tutoring or place them in a rowing program years before to gain the skills or abilities needed for admittance. “Any mom” does this day in and day out across this country. “Any mom” would be downright thrilled to have the monetary resources that she has to do this. “Any mom” typically works a job and a couple of side hustles to do this. They eat dinner in the car and give up vacations and updated wardrobes to do this, bitch!

    Her statement and or thoughts make me sick.

  53. Nicegirl says:

    This any mom would not do the same.

    However if I was rich as everything and had kids who were not academically inclined I’d be helping them find some kick ass vocational school as their/instead of a $500k bribe in backup.

  54. jwoolman says:

    The problems with her kids started in high school. She knew they weren’t actually doing the work. She just have assumed she could get them into college anyway by spreading g $$$$ around. Likely she did the same for them in high school.

  55. Flutterby says:

    Ah Cram it Churchy… Kirk Vanhouten