Lori Loughlin is unemployed & becoming ‘extremely well-versed’ in her legal case

Lori Laughlin drops her car off at valet as she goes shopping

People Magazine has been running “exclusives” about Lori Loughlin for more than a month now. When the indictments came down in March, People didn’t do much with the story at first, perhaps because they were waiting to see if they could get an exclusive with one of the rich scamming mothers, like Lori or Felicity Huffman. Felicity kept her PR tight and didn’t leak much of anything to gossip outlets. Lori, on the other hand, has been an absolute trainwreck from a PR perspective. This is one of those situations where a decent crisis manager would have told her to STFU and show some humility a month ago. But Lori keeps on, authorizing “friends” and “insiders” to speak to People on her behalf. And by that I mean, Lori is speaking to People with the understanding that People will say she’s an “insider.” A faith-based insider who is TOTALLY stressed out and yet strong and fightery and very lawyery. She’s super-into lawyering, you guys.

Two months after pleading not guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal, Lori Loughlin is coping with her new reality.

“Lori is in a stressful situation,” a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “She isn’t working, and her whole life focus has changed drastically,” the source says of the actress, who was dropped by Hallmark Channel after the scandal broke. “It consists of waiting around for the next court date and planning her legal defense.”

The couple pleaded not guilty in April. They had previously turned down a plea deal because it included jail time. According to the source, the Fuller House star stands by her and her husband’s decision. “[Lori] still believes she did the right thing by rejecting a guilty plea,” says the source, who adds, “She is a fighter.”

And while the developments are “not great” for the couple’s marriage, according to the source, Loughlin and Giannulli are “trying to get through the legal hurdle as a team.”

Earlier in May, an insider previously told PEOPLE that “they are both mounting a vigorous defense against the charges.”

“Lori in particular has become extremely well-versed in the case,” the insider said. “She’s an active participant in her own defense, feels like she’s got a valid defense, and that when all the evidence comes out, she won’t be found guilty.”

[From People]

Whoever is on Lori’s legal team now, I’m begging you: please convince your client to stop leaking this sh-t to People Magazine, it makes her look sad and dumb. Lori basically called up People Mag to tell them that she’s out of work and her marriage is falling apart, but she’ll never admit that she made some terrible mistakes. I would like to know why Lori is so convinced that no one will ever believe that she’s guilty of the crimes of which she’s been accused. Because all of these People stories have convinced me that she dumb enough to knowingly enter into this kind of expensive and sleazy scam.

Lori Loughlin  at the Hallmark TCA Press....

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  1. Christin says:

    Finally, someone in this family is studying something.

  2. Iknow says:

    She is insane. Felicity Hoffman will live another day because of her humility. laurie is an idiot woman, with an idiot husband, who raised idiot children. I hope she gets at least 10 years. Brown and black, non-violent offenders, have gotten more.

    • Megan says:

      I have no faith in the system when it comes to rich white people. I’ll be disgusted, but not shocked, if she is found not guilty.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Most of the other parents are pleading guilty and that’s making the news here regularly. She’s going to have a difficult time finding a sympathetic jury. This is a college town. Most people here know what it takes to get into and through college, we’re surrounded by students. I don’t see many buying the sweet, Christian white lady act.

    • Lara K says:

      Felicity really did play this the best way possible – stay quiet, look remorseful, take a plea, stay even quieter and do your time.
      Once the smoke clears, she will come out with the right pitch of voice and the right apology, and she will rise again.
      This one is finished – even if she doesn’t get jail time because she’s a basic white Becky, nobody will want her for any decent role again. She’s just done. And so is her over-baked husband.

      • Angel says:

        I wonder if Lori’s response to this would have been different if the SWAT team had shown up to arrest her like they did Felicity?

    • Ye says:

      No way she gets more than 6 months, and out in far less.

      Now I am just basing my prediction on the Manafort sentencing, detract a bunch of fraud, add a bit of «BUT JESUS»» and «pretty white lady» and a little bit of «but my children!».

  3. Lightpurple says:

    More people entered guilty pleas this week. Good luck to her if she thinks she will get a sympathetic jury here.

  4. Rapunzel says:

    Prediction: Aunt Becky will get a legal degree while in prison and when released, her new career will be TV Judge. Her schtick will be helping crooks learn the error of their ways,”like she did.” She’ll get out just in time to replace Judge Judy when she retires. Her show will be called Aunt Becky’s Bench, and Uncle Jesse will make occassional cameos as her hunky ballif, if he gets desperate as he ages.

    Mark my words: it will happen.

  5. Gigi says:

    I’m super curious about Lori’s other daughter- we’ve heard all about Olivia jade but I wonder what her other daughter makes of it all? Do we think shes just keeping her head down and trying not to let the mud stick? Has she also left the university?

  6. dota says:

    She is looking for the magic golden loophole that will make it all go away.

  7. jen says:

    It’s fascinating that someone so obsessed with PR is making such a hot mess of it. This one is going down in the books!

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    Her new legal defence = throwing her husband under the bus by setting him up to take the whole blame. Bimbo doesn’t get that there is NO WAY she can salvage her career now.

    • jen says:

      Lol, right. The wording in People all sounds like she’s choosing not to work because she is oh-so busy on working on her legal defense. As opposed to she got fired and cancelled in Hollywood.

  9. Caitrin says:

    I’m annoyed by the shirt in the header photo, mostly because I doubt she’s ever heard of the Pogues.

  10. Ruyana says:

    She has become utterly repulsive through her own efforts.

  11. Kay says:

    This is the worst PR disaster since Leann Rimes.

  12. My3cents says:

    I wonder when we’ll see a photoshopped pic of Lori as a lawyer?

  13. lolalola3 says:

    Next up: Lori wants to be a lawyer like Kimmie. Decides to ‘shadow’ a real attorney for the next 3 years and work toward taking the California bar.

    This woman has shown herself to be an insipid, egotistical looney. I don’t think her feet have touched planet earth for decades. Her efforts are costing the legal system (AKA the tax payers) millions in court costs but she doesn’t care because she has a ‘valid defense.’ oh brother….

  14. MangoAngelesque says:

    I, for one, hope her defense team does NOT tell her to stop blabbing to People. This way, she shows herself to be how she really is, and leaves no room to wonder whether or not she’s remorseful and taking responsibility. This way, everyone sees how dismissive she is, how entitled, how elitist, everything. If she went quiet, everyone could work themselves up into a lather over “poor Aunt Becky, so ashamed of her actions she’s gone into hiding and is waiting to take her lumps from the big mean System.”