Lori Loughlin worries her daughters have not ‘grasped everything that was going on’


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Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade have both been leaking to the media in the past few weeks. Lori’s leaks have been noticeable, especially the “source’s” increasingly out-of-touch quotes about how Lori is so “faith-based” and how she was simply doing what any mother would do. Lori and Mossimo got hit with new indictments last week, and they’re now looking at a possible prison sentence, if convicted, of 20 years or more. You would think those indictments would be enough for Lori to wake the f–k up, hire new lawyers and stop leaking sh-t about how churchy she is to People Magazine. But no. She’s still doing her Jesus-y Hallmark crap, and this time she’s trying to pull on her heart strings about how worried she is about her daughters if she had to go to prison.

Lori Loughlin, who stands accused in the college admissions cheating scandal along with her husband, has been reluctant to plead guilty because she’s worried about her daughters, a source close to the actress tells PEOPLE.

“She is very concerned about what a guilty plea would do to her daughters, who may not have grasped everything that was going on,” the source says. “Yes, she can think about the public perception of her, but that’s nothing compared to what her daughters think of her. So that is something that has understandably made her less likely to enter a plea.

[From People]

“Her daughters, who may not have grasped everything that was going on…” People yelled at me a month ago when I questioned the intelligence of some of these youths, but seriously – Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose are both adults. They’re both over the age of 18 and both were attending college (through fraud and bribery) at the time of Lori and Mossimo’s arrest. Olivia and Isabella might be idiots, but even they understand this sh-t. They understood that their parents were explicitly doing fraudulent sh-t. They understand that their parents are probably going to prison too.

Meanwhile, Olivia still isn’t speaking to her parents. She’s reportedly staying with her boyfriend in Malibu right now, and partying with her friends. She’s leaking sh-t too – one of her friends told CNN that Olivia “is devastated and completely embarrassed. She feels like she’s lost nearly all of her friends because of this. She’s barely speaking to her parents…Her best friends are doing everything they can, but she doesn’t even want to see anyone right now. Olivia has been staying off social media because she’s gotten so much hate.” So, Olivia is devastated and embarrassed that she and her family got caught, and she’s only thinking of how hard this is for her, and she’s not sparing any thoughts for her parents who could spend the next twenty years in prison. Got it.

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74 Responses to “Lori Loughlin worries her daughters have not ‘grasped everything that was going on’”

  1. Darla says:

    Spoiled brat just like mom. I would not leave my mother hanging out to dry no matter how mad I was at her personally.

    • Annette hilbert says:

      Makes me sick..they are not upset by no means about it…only upset they got caught…people work hard to send there kids to college some kids will never go because the money isnt there…an that crap they cant go to boston to plea…yes they can we would have to go who does she think she is…if we go to court we have to sell everything we have to pay a lawyer…..lori is the only one i care to see go she is to smug..

    • derps says:

      You would if that’s what your parents had taught you to do. The Olivia Jade-apple has not even fallen off the tree yet, it’s still on the Lori/Mossimo-branch.

  2. EMc says:

    20 years?! Im not condoning what they did in any way, but that seems excessive…

    • LaraK says:

      Well, it will never happen, but from 20 it will become 4-5, which is far more than the 2 the plea deal was for. It’s not like these prisons are hard anyway! She could have served her sentence, gotten out with good behavior in 6 months or a year, and written a best seller on how Jesus got her through the hard times in the big house. 6 months is nothing in Hollywood.
      But no! She had to go for broke!
      Ah well.

      • EMc says:

        6 months doesnt seem like enough. Im feeling a little like Goldilocks here, too much and not enough. But wow.. 20 years just seems ludicrous to me. She is a giant idiot though.

      • LaraK says:

        Well the 2 year plea deal was a gift, but since she pretty much spat on them, they are throwing the book at her.
        People like her don’t learn until someone actually pushes hard.

      • Lady D says:

        Pretty sure there is no early release for federal time, no matter how well behaved you are.

    • StellainNH says:

      A woman in Texas got five years for using her dad’s address to send her child to a better public elementary school. I don’t think twenty years is excessive compared to this woman. They did a lot more.

      • Darla says:

        That woman should not have received 5 years for that. That is the outrage.

      • Some chick says:

        @Darla Yes, that is an outrage. Doesn’t mean Lori should skate.

      • Darla says:

        Oh no, she should not skate. I do agree 20 years is excessive, tho. Frankly unless someone was subjected to violence, I find that to be excessive for anything. I think prison sentences are way too long. They are horribly unjust as well, but I don’t think the way to make them more just is by putting rich people away for longer. I think we should be putting poor people away for much shorter times! Sentencing justice is a huge issue for me, and everytime one of the candidates I donate to sends me a survey of what is important to me, I always state that.

    • Christina says:

      20 years isn’t excessive. My daughter is one of the people who needed a 504 plan. It was excruciating for her.

      Lori pleas not guilty this morning. I am angry.

    • FuefinaWG says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if she got 5 years and then was released 3 years and a few months into it on good behavior. When they release her it would probably be to a “half-way” house where she would have to live for another few months and take a bus once a week to go shopping at Target and to the store.
      I wonder if you can buy Mossimo at Target?

      • osito says:

        Actually, Target ended their relationship with the specific “Mossimo” brand long before this scandal broke. A couple of years ago, at least. I remember clearly because their T-shirts were my go-tos (before I gained a million marriage pounds), and I stocked up when I heard the news. I still shop at Target, and don’t see the brand anymore, though the company may have other iterations/logos that are still selling at Target.

    • Dita says:

      Someone posted a comment on Pajiba the other week, where two WOC were each sent to jail for six years, because, they had lied about the area they live in, so they could send their children to a better school. SIX YEARS. Judge called it stealing an education. I don’t see Lori doing six years, but when these women “deserve” that, why don’t she?

  3. Mia4s says:

    “who may not have grasped everything that was going on,”

    That should be the motto on their family’s crest. 🙄

    Is this family built on anything except social status and/or the lack thereof?

    • Aims says:

      Exactly my thoughts. These girls are a product of their parents. The crime that was perpetrated was the definition of narcissism. They wanted the glory of going to a good school without the hard work. It was never about a good education, but rather bragging rights.

  4. Chica71 says:

    I think some quiet time in jail is needed. Self reflection and awareness is not these folks strong suit

  5. Erinn says:

    I don’t even shade the kid for not caring too much about what will happen to her parents. Honestly, it’s not like the kids concocted this scheme. They benefited from it – for sure. But this is the weird “live through you kids” kind of garbage that a lot of parents do, but on crack – and I don’t think Lori and Mossimo deserve to have their kids SO concerned for them. They are adults who pushed their kids into this mess -they chose to do this. I don’t feel bad for them.

    And I’m sure she IS embarrassed. Who the hell wouldn’t be? It’s bad enough when your parents really force you into a box based on their own expectations – but for the world to find out that they think you’re too stupid to do it on your own so they have to pay half a million dollars to get you in? That’d be absolutely awful.

    I just don’t know what we expect from the kids here though. Should they have reported their parents? If they’re being ‘forced’ into the scheme, I’m really not sure what they could have done differently. The adults failed them every step of the way. Yes they’re spoiled, vapid and arrogant. But they weren’t the ones behind this mess.

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed. Olivia Jade clearly wanted nothing to do with college but was willing to go to ASU…but that wasn’t enough for the parents. If this isn’t a cautionary tale to maybe let your teens have some agency in their own lives, I don’t know what is. I’m no fan of Olivia but I can see why she’d be pissed.

      • BANANIE says:

        I feel like Olivia Jade and her sister could have exercised agency and said ‘no’ — but they probably would have been cut off.

        If they had any scruples or morals in the world they would have said ‘no.’ But they didn’t.

      • Erinn says:

        I mean, it’s hard Bananie. It’s easy to say someone COULD do it but it’s never easy to turn your back on family. And I mean – look at their parents. Do we really expect the kids to have more morals and scruples than the people who raised them?

      • Chloe says:

        Depending on your family dynamics, exercising agency against your parents is hard. I come from a conservative family of Catholic Italians and every time I did something that exercised agency (even when I didn’t know that’s what it was), there was hell to pay, and I mean hardcore emotional abuse. I don’t think I fully understood/had the courage to own my agency until I was 32 years old (and I’m only 35 now) and that was after lots of therapy after several years of heavily drinking away the anxiety I felt for “betraying” my parents whenever I did something or made a decision for ME and not what they wanted me to do.

        I’m so sorry to TMI; The anonymity of being an infrequent commenter made me bolder than usual. My point was not that this is happening to Olivia Jade & Isabella Rose, but that for some of us, it’s hard to exert agency when it comes to our parents.

    • Renee2 says:

      Erin,

      I agree. This kid didn’t want to go to school and her parents forced her to. She’s what, 19? It’s not that unusual for people at that age to fall prey to their parents’ desires, particularly if they control the purse strings. Her brain is still developing, and she has already demonstrated faulty judgement and that she’s not necessarily of, um, great intellect…it seems a bit much to expect her to all of a sudden comprehend accountability AND the enormity/seriousness of the situation when her brain is still stuck at the, “Zomg, I hate you both, you’ve ruined my life!!!!” level.

      They should have let them go to ASU…

      • Wendy says:

        But what about all the money Olivia Jade was making from her deals with companies like Sephora? She wasn’t dependent on her parents for a roof over her head and dresses on her back… she just chose to be, because it was easier. She’s the epitome of lazy, spoiled, wealthy trash.

      • Erinn says:

        I’m not sure how much she was making, honestly. But I can imagine she could afford herself a comfortable living just focusing on beauty career.

        She might not be ‘dependant’ on her parents in the way most people her age are – but lets not pretend they clearly didn’t live a sheltered life. It’e easier to say that they should have gone against their parents, but it’s harder in practice. I doubt that they’ve been taught many actual survival skills – and while I’m sure they ARE incredibly spoiled and lazy, I don’t expect more from them than I do from ‘regular’ kids. I know I didn’t want to go away to college, but there was so much push from every part of my family that I went. I could have left my home and got a minimum wage job – but disappointing your family is something SO hard to do at that age. As an adult it’s easy for me to look back and think about what I could have done differently, but at the end of the day when you’re 18, 19, you’re not thinking like an adult who’s lead a life outside of their parent’s home.

    • kgeo says:

      My son will turn 18 two weeks before he starts college if he chooses to go right after high school. That means he’ll be applying when he’s 17. I plan to have him very involved in the process of applying and looking at financing, because I don’t want to help pay for it if he’s not interested enough to do those things. However, I could see how a parent could easily do all that stuff for their kids, say “Hey, go take these pics, we found a loophole” and the kid would just go along without realizing how f*cked up the whole situation is.

      Just to show where I’m coming from, I still have loans from my first degree, that I don’t even use, because I had no idea what I wanted to do. Even though I was smart and a hard worker, I didn’t know there were different pathways. My parents were just like, what college are you applying to , and that was it. I now have a M Sc and use my new degrees, but I should have just gotten a job for the first couple of years.

      • Embee says:

        My daughter is 9 but I will be doing the same. Like you, I was told that my only option post-high school was college. Literally my mom said “None of this ‘go find yourself’ BS, you’re going to college and we are paying for four years only!” So I finished in 3 with a useless degree and worked for 5 years when I realized I wanted to go to law school. Sometimes kids need a taste of the working world before they realize what they want to do, and with tuition being astronomical there’s little sense in going without a purpose!

      • LaraK says:

        Gap year – it’s super popular in the UK and I see why. Lots of my UK friends’ kids went off to Australia or Canada for 1-2 years on a working student visa, barista’d or waitressed for a while, paid their own bills, got a little life experience, and now they are all super successful – some through college, some in trade. But it helped them figure out what they wanted and what their priorities are.
        I’m totally going to encourage my kids to take a year off and figure out life a little bit. There’s nothing like having to decide between the phone bill or food to make you grow up a little.

      • Erinn says:

        Same. I will be paying mine for quite some time – it’s rough. And it was very much done in my best interest to set me up to get into a great college – but it wasn’t what I had wanted to do with my life. So I’m paying for half of a degree, then the courses I took to get where I am now. Which – whatever. It’s over. But I don’t have the same kind of plan to push any kids we have into the idea that there’s only one way to be successful.

      • kgeo says:

        I was talking to a friend of mine about this. We’re both in geo/environmental fields. She went to school at 28 instead of 18. She said she was a better student than the younger kids. She appreciated it more and had a better relationship with her professors. She loves what she does now.

      • Courtney says:

        A gap year can hurt US students when it comes to financial aid though!

    • Jane says:

      + 1
      If there’s a team to be had, i’m Team Children. Come on, they were denied the right to make decisions for their futur, declared not good enough, publicly humiliated… their “parents” did not that for them, they don’t risk prison for them. They did it despite them and against their best interest. Olivia is not responsible for that mess. Lori is.

    • Carol says:

      @Erinn totally agree with all your points

    • JByrdKU says:

      Agreed. I can’t speculate about the older girl, but the younger one had zero interest in going to college. Just my opinion, but I think the parents twisted their arms about it. Yes, they could’ve (and probably did at some point) said “No.” That doesn’t mean their parents listened and the kids probably got tired of hearing about.

      The parents are the ones with the ultimate responsibility, and I do think being expelled (along with a lifetime of embarrassment, which has been immortalized on the internet) is sufficient for the kids.

      • osito says:

        Have the kids been expelled, though? I do think the institutions should evaluate each act of fraud and decide if the youths should remain. Some were completely unaware of the events transpiring around them and have flourished in their academic environs, and others — like Olivia Jade — didn’t go to class when required, openly disdained the opportunity to study and specialize, and probably should have flunked out by now. That’s a real consequence I could get behind. Also, the schools should review the applicant pools for the years the affected students applied. There were probably rejections of some borderline candidates that would have been acceptances if those spots hadn’t been taken away through fraudulent means. Offer those kids a spot if they want to transfer or enter at this point. I’m surprised that there hasn’t been more discussion about rectifying the situation for *those* applicants, who were so close to making the cut, but we’re edged out because no one bought them a slightly better SAT score.

  6. Digital Unicorn says:

    Just like their mother – who clearly hasn’t grasped how serious things are for her and her husband.

    Stupid is as stupid does – seems stupidity runs in the family.

    • Emily says:

      Exactly. Lori needs to be more worried about personally grasping everything that is going on. There is no way she’s escaping jail time.

  7. grabbyhands says:

    Let’s be real – NONE. Of them have grasped what is going on. Lori Loughlin still doesn’t think she did anything wrong and her daughters are only upset because it’s dimming their popularity a bit.

  8. Reggie says:

    Lmaooooo, has she??

  9. Mox says:

    She really does think little of her daughters, doesn’t she?

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ Mox : Exactly. When I first read about this stuff, I thought here are parents who must think their kids are stupid AND lazy. So if mom and dad don’t intervene with their pocketbooks, kids will end up as baristas in the San Fernando Valley. Oh the shame!!

  10. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Lol. This is funny. Because the only person who didnt seem to “get it” is Lori herself. The woman who turned down a plea deal because she thought the prosecutor was bluffing and she wouldn’t get jail time for her crimes

  11. Jessie says:

    I’d be mad at my parents for making a fool of me across the entire world too. She’s 19, her brain isn’t fully developed, and she has a successful business through YouTube and their selfish stupidity has had a huge effect on her future. I don’t fault her at all.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      a successful business built off family connections. She’s not some innocent kid who would have rejected committing fraud on principle as this is not the first time she’s benefited from a fraudulent scheme and she was, clearly, aware of how she was cheating to “win” in her little game show appearance (and if she’d knowingly cheat on something that minor , I’m sure there are other instances in which she’s done so)

  12. GogoRoboto says:

    It doesn’t seem like she herself have grasped everything going on. Let’s face it, she turned down the plea deal not because she was worried her daughters might think she’s guilty. They already know what she did to get them admitted to college. She turned down the plea deal because she thinks she can get around the justice system while banking on her Aunt Becky/Hallmark image.

    • Christin says:

      With this nonstop PR game, is she trying to influence judge and jury? Get her fans (however many there are) to contribute to her legal expenses — which no doubt will be much larger due to her own choice not to take a plea deal.

  13. Bri W. says:

    I just saw she was pleading not guilty…curious to see where this all ends up since doesn’t the Fed have like a 93% conviction rate?

    • Nichole says:

      I assume she must somehow ACTUALLY be NOT guilty, at this point. There is no other way to explain her comfort right now… right?

    • Christin says:

      The lead news story at noon (as I was reading this post) was that LL is pleading not guilty.

      She really needs to do some deep searching — Internet, that is. Look up a few fed cases that turned into convictions and prison time for people who didn’t take a plea deal.

      She undoubtedly thinks she did nothing wrong, and both she and her husband will likely be the ones receiving an education before this is over.

    • minx says:

      They are guilty AF. It sounds like the feds have everything they need to send these two idiots away.

      • Lady D says:

        I thought the Feds might threaten to charge LL’s daughter’s to get them to take a deal. I guess her pleading not guilty means they won’t.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      That’s how the system works. You plead not guilty to begin with, the attorneys talk and try and negotiate on specific charges and recommendations for fines, jail etc.

  14. Annie says:

    Can you really blame Olivia Jade for being oblivious and out of touch? Look who raised her! Lori doesn’t actually believe she’s going to jail. She doesn’t think she deserves it. This is who made her the way she is. She thinks all parents cheat and bribe if they have the opportunity. She thinks every mother bribes for her children. If you have parents buying your way into everything, you don’t actually have the principles and morals necessary to know right from wrong. In their world, this was right. In their world people do this consequence free. It was a fluke that this whole situation was caught. They all play by different rules. Rich people have been buying their way into everywhere.

    It hasn’t actually sunk to them that what they did was wrong because they lack morals and ethics. It won’t happen unless this couple actually goes to jail and they still STILL won’t think it’s what they deserve. Olivia Jade will forever see herself as a victim, and her dubious upbringing is to blame. I don’t feel sorry for any of them. They created those little entitled monsters.

  15. NicoleInSavannah says:

    They both did a photo shoot in Crew gear. There is no way on Earth these gals did not know what was going on.

    • Puffy says:

      Exactly. They were in on it and deserve to face the consequences.

    • Christin says:

      One daughter seemed to be using her dorm room as a studio set to shill products. So not only did they take two spots away from other prospective students, but it was an additional way to “influence” purchases of college students.

      • NicoleInSavannah says:

        Thank you! These kids ALL signed their college applications that say ‘everything on here is 100% true.’ Besides that, especially these gals, it makes absolutely no sense that they do NOT have to accept responsibility as well. Saying you don’t know how a guilty plea affects your kids? Um ok, you already did the crime and they were complicit!

  16. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    Didn’t Lori and her husband plead not guilty today? If anything Lori and Mossimo haven’t grasped everything that is going on.

  17. Marjorie says:

    I wonder if one of the attorneys who post here can explain what laws were broken. Is there a federal law against paying money to a private citizen? I understand that paying someone to take tests is fraud, but is it an actual federal crime? Are the feds just using the wire fraud statute to bring charges?

    I think Lori and her family are awful, disgusting even, but they can afford all the lawyers to fight this.

  18. jules says:

    Genuine question- are those fillers in their cheeks? Especially Olivia in the bottom picture, can cheeks naturally be that full?

  19. Texas says:

    I cannot stand her. The way she is reacting is beyond belief and just so awful.

  20. Jay says:

    I mean, I hope she has fun going to trial and losing those 3 acceptance of responsibility points ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Lady D says:

      I’m sure this is going to sound naive, but, there’s a point system in the courts? Who doles out the points and what else is worth points? Can they be removed or denied? Finally, how valuable are these points?

  21. april says:

    Fox News just said Lori and her husband entered a not guilty plea today. Wow!

    • april says:

      She’s doing the SAME thing Jussie Smollett did…denying she did anything wrong! I think this will turn out very badly for her.

  22. mycomment says:

    and whose damn fault is that… piss off, you entitled, ignorant slag.

  23. Case says:

    To be honest, I don’t blame their daughters for only thinking about how this impacts them and not worrying about their parents. I HIGHLY doubt they asked their parents to lie, cheat, and bribe to get them into college. Olivia said she didn’t even want to go to college, lol. And Lori and Mossimo were THIS set on them going to college that they were willing to break the law, I doubt their kids had much say in what they were plotting.

    I’m sorry to defend what seem to be spoiled brats, but at the same time — this is 100% on the parents, not the kids.

  24. Anna says:

    Her daughters?????!! Her daughters are not grasping??? What about her???

  25. Veronica says:

    I mean, she’s what, twenty? I was still pretty self-centered and immature at that point, so it’s not a total shocker she’s not really grasping the ramifications for her parents. At that page, your parents are still kind of nebulously powerful entities who haven’t changed much. It takes some more maturation before you really start to embrace their complexity as human beings. I think she’s an idiot, but she has time to grow. It’s Lori and her husband that really deserve most of the criticism for being such shit people.

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