Lori Loughlin feels like her only shot is ‘to fight this case in court’ & be found not guilty

Lori Loughlin is seen out amidst the college bribery scandal

Lori Loughlin is a joke at this point, right? She’s still leaking like crazy to People Magazine with her delusions of glory, like she was the biggest A-lister to ever A-list, and that her tacky college scam was some enormous fall from grace. If anything, the way she’s handled “being charged with multiple federal crimes” has proven to me that she’s exactly the type of woman who would participate in a massive criminal enterprise and then try to Hallmark Becky her way out of it. Well, Hallmark Becky is going to court. As in, “sources” tell People Magazine that Lori will not take a deal, and that she’s hellbent on going to trial to prove her innocence.

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli want to face trial in the college admissions scandal because they think it’s their best chance for redemption, a source close to them tells PEOPLE.

“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,” the source tells PEOPLE. “She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened.”

Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, face charges of mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison for each charge. 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.

“She doesn’t want to spend time in jail,” the source says, “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.”

[From People]

While I think Hallmark Becky is a delusional, entitled a–hole, I’m also a realist: her latest scheme could totally work. If she gets the right jury, I could see her relying heavily on her white tears and a narrative about a mother’s love for her dumbf–k daughters. And I could see it working. It depends on the location of the trial – I feel like it would be in Massachusetts, since that’s where they were charged? If the jury pool is from the Boston area, what are the chances that jurors believe Lori’s Hallmark Becky act?

Lori Loughlin  at the Hallmark TCA Press....

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  1. ByTheSea says:

    And she’s probably right. They’re rich and white; they’ll be fine.

  2. Lucia says:

    What are the chances of her winning? Everything I’ve read said there is little to no chance that she can win this.

    • Michael says:

      I used to think Trump had no chance to win. I have no faith in the “justice” system or people’s ability to separate their individual prejudice from their duty.

  3. Chef Grace says:

    She could get an Oscar out of her performance if played to the white entitled audience. LOL
    I say she and Moss both walk away.

  4. Guest says:

    Please fight this. We need the entertainment

  5. Relli80 says:

    This strategy reminds me of the kids movie with the dog who played a super hero dog on TV but didn’t realize he actually wasn’t one without special effects and a production team.

  6. JanetFerber says:

    Lucia, I disagree. She’ll, of course, get a high-priced jury consultant (that worked wonders for O.J.) and the very best defense. I once had a colleague who said that if he were guilty, he’d want a jury trial and if he were innocent, he’d want a judge. Remember that vile, wealthy murderer (a doc was made on him, but it traumatizes me to look up his name), who killed his landlord and cut him up in pieces and he was found either not guilty or got involuntary manslaughter? Anything is really possible.

    • Ariel says:

      Robert Durst.
      Also killed his first wife- never even charged.
      And recently on trial for killing a friend in California.
      Yeah- crazy nyc real estate money. Totally got away with murder, dismemberment and tossing the pieces of the body.

  7. JennyJenny says:

    Completely delusional. I believe the prosecution will have good, solid evidence backing up their case.

    It’s not like you just filled out the paperwork wrong and made some mistakes. You paid half a million dollars to commit fraud and then wrote it off on your taxes!

    Good luck finding a sympathetic jury ~

    • Megan says:

      Lori and Mossimo have the means to ensure they have a sympathetic jury. I will be outraged, but not surprised, if they are acquitted.

  8. Loretta says:

    I can’t with this woman and her daughter.

  9. JanetFerber says:

    Thanks, Ariel. So why couldn’t Lori get away with this?

  10. Neva_D says:

    She is aware that this isn’t a Hallmark movie, right? Does she even understand the gravity of the situation??

  11. EOA says:

    As a Massachusetts resident, I can say that I doubt local jurors would be star struck. Now, if she were Tom Brady or Ayanna Pressley*, that would be different. But whether or not jurors could be persuaded by her arguments, that’s hard to say. My gut tells me that with a highly educated jury, many who will be trying to get their own kids into college, she has an uphill battle.

    * People from Massachusetts seem to be mostly star struck by athletes and politicians and I mentioned these two as individuals who are highly respected, not because I think that they would do anything like this.

  12. Carol says:

    And this is why Felicity Huffman will be able to bounce back while Lori won’t. Felicity has dropped off the face of the earth for now; she will do her time, wait a little while, slowly start showing up in movies again, and it will be a blip on the radar. Think Martha Stewart.

    Even if Lori does get off, where will she go? Has there ever been a Hallmark movie in which the rich white mom who breaks the rules to get her undeserving rich daughter an advantage over everyone else is considered the heroine?

    • Christin says:

      She’s more suited for Lifetime material now. Delusional, pushy mother roles are right up her alley.

  13. Enough S Enough says:

    She hasn’t “decided” to go to trial.

    She turned down the earlier plea deal so that train has left the station.

    She is vile, the epitome of blind, heartless entitlement.

    I also hear FULLER HOUSE is negotiating to have her back, which is repugnant and blind.

    • Lady D says:

      I’ve learned from the lawyers on this site that a deal is always on the table. It won’t be as good as their first deal, but it will be a deal. It’s done partly to avoid the cost of a trial.

      • Enough S Enough says:

        Sadly, yes. Especially if you’re rich enough.

        The amount of money they paid but, “Didn’t know it was illegal.” Vomit.

        If she walks it will truly be the victory of the White (sp) Walkers…

  14. Ana says:

    This will make a great movie. White woman whites her white way out of a crime.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “White woman whites her white way out of a crime”

      sounds about white.

    • Vet says:

      Lamo, although I don’t think she will be found innocent of federal charges in Boston. There is a reason why the feds when their cases. She is crazed if she believes she is the less than 5% that beats the feds.

  15. launicaangelina says:

    Jesus Lori Loughlin Christ…

  16. Peg says:

    Will Mossimo get deported if he is convicted? Asking for a friend☺️, Joe Giuddice.

  17. mycomment says:

    well, since she’d likely get a jury of her peers, she likely would walk away.

  18. Lucy2 says:

    I have to think there’s a ton of evidence against them, but hopefully a fair jury is picked. I really don’t want to see them skate away with nothing on this.

    • Christina says:

      Perez Hilton typed up the language from the inditement that I remember reading about, but I didn’t want to read the entire inditement to find it, that should seal their fate. Singer called them to entrap them by telling them that his charity was being audited, which is very common for all businesses. Internal and external audits happen to every successful business. Using that excuse, he was able to get Mossimo and Lori to admit that what they were doing was clearly illegal.

      With Mossimo:
      “SINGER: And so they’re looking at all the payments. So they — they asked me about your 2 payments of 200,000.

      MOSSIMO: Uh…

      SINGER: And, of course, I’m not gonna say anything about your payments going to Donna Heinel at USC to get the girls into USC, through crew. So–

      GIANNULLI: Sure.

      SINGER: –that’s for sure.”

      With Lori:
      “SINGER: So I just want to make sure out stories are the same, because —

      GIANNULLI: Yeah.

      SINGER: –and th — and that your $400K was paid to our foundation to help underserved kids.

      GIANNULLI: Uh, perfect.

      SINGER: Okay? So I just want to make sure that we’re on the same page, in case —

      GIANNULLI: Uh–

      SINGER: Who knows if they’ll call or they don’t?

      GIANNULLI: Perfect. Got it.”

      https://perezhilton.com/lori-loughlin-admits-crimes-phone-call-irs-bribes-charity-scam/

      • lucy2 says:

        Good. Hopefully it sticks.
        They were such fools for not taking the first deal.

      • Lorelei says:

        Honestly, if Trump could still be elected President after the Access Hollywood tape, I won’t even be surprised if she walks away just like OJ even though it is clear to anyone with functioning brain cells that she is guilty, with all of the evidence laid out.

  19. Ye says:

    If she got judge Ellis from Manafort’s trial she’d gert zero jail time I’m sure.

    But exactly what innocence is she claiming? She DID IT.

    • Megan says:

      Since affluenza is nw a recognized defense, she can claim a medical condition clouded her judgement.

  20. Tate says:

    There seems to be no justice in America so I won’t be shocked to see this privileged witch walk.

  21. Lila says:

    I think all the People leaks are Lori screen testing which defense will hold up with the most people. We’ve had:
    I’m too big a star to be convicted
    Mossimo made me do it
    If Jesus and yoga are backing me, do not convict
    I might take a plea deal because my girls can’t take a trial
    Never mind, I won’t take a plea deal because I can’t, but any mother would have committed the crimes
    I’m innocent because I didn’t know it was a crime

    Who knows what hodgepodge of a defense will make it to trial? I think whether or not the family cannibalizes itself between now and then may be the biggest determining factor.

    • Christina says:

      Nice summary of Lori’s public excuses, Lila!! Lol!

    • ariel says:

      Well said.

      With every passing “leak” my animosity toward this awful woman grows. She really is awful.

    • Megan says:

      Kind of like …
      Cohen will never flip.
      I never paid Stormy.
      Cohen paid Stormy, not me.
      Even if I did pay Stormy, it’s not a crime.
      Cohen is a rat.

      Worked for Trump.

    • Lorelei says:

      LMFAO at “I’m too big a star to be convicted” 😂

      I think I’m the only person in my household who even knew who she was before this happened, because I used to watch Full House back in the day when I was a kid. She’s delusional.

  22. H says:

    She smoking that drug called Entitlement and the jury is not going to buy it. I hope she likes prison orange.

    • Megan says:

      Even if she is convicted, judges hand out extremely light sentences for white collar crime (e.g. Manafort). She will possibly get less time than was in the original plea deal.

  23. CES says:

    Well I hope it’s a panel of all POC who are either poor or middle class. I hope they all see through her bullshit. She knew what she was doing. She knew it was illegal. F*ck her woe is me charade.

  24. Valerie says:

    But she is guilty.

  25. Texas says:

    I swear that I think this person will get off. All the crazy Trumpers will support and she will be on Back in Hallmark in no time.

  26. Tourmaline says:

    As a lawyer I don’t think there is anything wrong with a defendant demanding a trial and demanding that the case against them be tried in front of a judge or jury. That’s their right. If I was her lawyer I’d probably advise her to roll the dice too, if she is adamant about not wanting to take responsibility and plead guilty.

  27. Beech says:

    Will the trial be this year or early next?

  28. JanetFerber says:

    Her team will hand pick jurors. It’s a “science.” They probably know which gender, demographic, etc. they want. They won’t get highly educated people (think of OJ jury). They’ll get people who will be bewildered by the jargon and have some type of anti-government grudge. Maybe MAGA people. Really old men with less than a high school education, who can sympathize with a pretty woman baffled by the system (and they’ll play up the maternal love, which made her act emotionally without thinking, being hoodwinked by that evil coach). Oh yes, they will get the jury they want. Lori will also cry.

    • Lorelei says:

      Ugh Janet you summed it up perfectly. This is exactly what will happen. I’m an attorney (non-practicing) and I’ve seen this crap so frequently. She will buy her way out of it.

  29. paddingtonjr says:

    I wonder if she would be handling this differently if her house had been raided like Felicity Huffman’s? I think the raid and arrest shocked her and her family; it was a “sh*t’s getting real” moment. I don’t recall how her husband was arrested or if there was a raid, but Lori was able to come back from Canada on her own and she was bailed out quickly and allowed to travel for work. So, aside from being fired from Hallmark and meeting her fans outside the courthouse, she hasn’t really had a wake up call. If anything, she has gotten more attention (and not all of it negative) in the last month or so than she has since her “heyday” back in the 80s and 90s.

  30. Cara says:

    Good luck with all of that Lori. 🙄
    I love the commentary in this article, very funny and right on point. I’m just waiting for that daughter of hers to be charged. That entire family knew what was going on. It’s so obviously.

  31. felebel says:

    Speaking as a New Englander, her chances of getting a sympathetic jury are slim. She’s no Tom Brady, and Hollywood is a long way off. She’s likely screwed, as it should be.

  32. annabilly says:

    So, stupid will work. Does that mean the rest of society should also use the same strategy? Why not, fair is fair.

  33. Grant says:

    I love her sweater, I’m so ashamed.