Lori Loughlin ‘has been spending the last several months in her own prison,’ omg

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We haven’t talked about the Lori Loughlin/College Admissions Scandal in more than a month. I’d halfway forgotten about it, but here we are – Lori clearly went to People Magazine and gave them some quotes (from a “source”) to get her side of the story out ahead of an August 27th court date. I mean, Lori has been running to People this whole time, and trying to paint herself as the extremely innocent and wholesome faith-based scammer who would never do anything illegal! So this is just more of the same. The added bonus is that Lori is the one who is truly suffering in this situation, please feel sorry for HER.

Since the college admissions scandal broke, Lori Loughlin’s every move has been under scrutiny. But while some have criticized the Fuller House star for seeming indignant in the wake of the scandal, a legal source says that’s far from the truth.

“Lori is remorseful, and she has definite regrets,” the source tells PEOPLE about Loughlin, 56. “She’s embarrassed and hurt, and she knows that her reputation has been ruined for life. But she also believes the allegations against her aren’t true,” the source shares. “She honestly didn’t think what she was doing was any different than donating money for a library or athletic field. That’s the crux of why she pleaded not guilty.”

Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 to admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer to falsely designate daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 20, as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, though neither actually participated in the sport. While 14 defendants, including actress Felicity Huffman, agreed to plead guilty in April, Loughlin and Giannulli declined a plea deal.

“They weren’t ready to accept that,” says the legal source. Loughlin and Giannulli are due back in court Aug. 27, when they’re expected to waive their rights to separate attorneys, as both are being represented by attorneys from the same law firm in order to put forth a “united front.”

Still, the waiting can be excruciating. “Lori is ready for this to be over,” says the source. “They all are. At this point, it would be better to spend a few months in jail — because she’s been spending the last several months in her own prison.”

[From People]

“At this point, it would be better to spend a few months in jail — because she’s been spending the last several months in her own prison.” OMG, you guys, will someone please save this poor rich white bitch? She’s living in a prison of the mind! She’s living in a social pariah prison! Her version of prison is “not doing Hallmark movies and not getting invited to parties.” Lori and her white woman tears can take a seat. Why does she keep doing this? Is she, like, trying to piss people off even more, or is she really this f–king clueless?

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  1. Anna says:

    I think she really is this clueless. And who knows, her fan base isn’t the most diverse generally, so it might work on the people who were already inclined to support her.

    I can’t imagine it will work on the rest of the world, though. At least I hope.

    • Kimberly says:

      her fan base must be pretty small,as I’ve yet to notice anyone defending her. I think she’s more angry that there isn’t a hashtag supporting Aunt Becky.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Oh she DEFINITELY has a fan base. Maybe not a large one but they are vocal enough on certain sites comment threads that it ma be giving her a sense of inflated importance. Just go on the US Weekly Facebook page. Tons of middle aged white women defending her.

      • schmootc says:

        Middle-aged white woman here and I think she *sucks*!!!

    • Lightpurple says:

      The jury pool will be drawn from a city that is majority minority and sent Squad member Ayanna Pressley, who was raised by a single mom, and ironworker Stephen Lynch, from the Southie Housing projects, to Congress. This act of hers isn’t going to go over well.

    • PointingScreaming says:

      That’s hilarious, white lady prison = no vacations or red carpet events, just shopping online & working out?

  2. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I think she really is this f-cking clueless. She has lived so long with her head up her own *ss that her view of reality is warped. But at the same time- it isn’t. Because to a certain extent she’s right. She’s a rich white woman. And rich white women are protected at all costs. So in her mind she IS the victim. And I think she is GENUINELY confused as to why things haven’t been working in her favor. And she also GENUINELY believes that they eventually will. Because why wouldn’t they? And who knows, the justice system may prove her right. And I wouldn’t be shocked if it does.

    • Some chick says:

      Rich white women are protected at all costs… except from rich men.

      She does have a ton of unacknowledged privilege. I’m sure she genuinely thinks that this is all a terrible hardship that was thrust upon her!

      I really don’t think that the “but I’m Aunt Becky!” defense is going to fly.

      Judges really dislike the time of the court being wasted on nonsense. I hope the judge throws the book at them BOTH and makes them pay a fine for the hassle and the expense it took to prosecute them.

      • Hoot says:

        @Some chick – I think you are correct about wasting the court’s time. Judges DO despise this. I find her “incredulous” act to be utter nonsense… she has cast a large net to haul in as many fish as she can to believe the “poor me” act. Unless she was raised in a cave, she must have some common sense, no? I pray a judge sees through her disingenuousness and finds Lori and spouse guilty, and I hope the judge is so put off by them that he sentences to the max.

  3. Annaloo. says:

    Oh, wah wah Lori

  4. Tx_mom says:

    Somehow this reminds me of Donald Trump feeling like military school as a teen was equivalent to serving in the military during wartime.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      Excellent comparison.

    • PlainJane says:

      I.E. Both of these people are completely delusional. The vibe I get is, if she is in prison “IN HER MIND”, that will be justification enough to not have to go to real prison.

      The mental constructs of this woman are astounding.

  5. Tourmaline says:

    Ah Lori Laughable… if this is the same as donating money for a library or athletic field why did you have to keep it so top secret and why did it involve so many lies and staged rowing pictures?

    The fact that she is the only charged parent in this scandal to publically put forth this specious legal argument shows that she is a special flavor of stupid.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Right. And why would it involve lying?

    • Renee says:

      Tourmaline, your comment says it all better than I could. The tape recording of her proved she knew she was supposed to lie to the IRS. SMH…….

      Also, funny how poor little Olivia managed to forgive her mom long enough to appear on the cover of People magazine with her…dressed all in white as if they are some pristine family. Ha!

  6. Dani says:

    I now see where her daughters really get their awfulness from. She needs to shut up before she really has the book thrown at her. I have no pity for someone who so obviously cheated their way through.

  7. Christina says:

    I hate Lori and Mossimo. My Kid REALLY suffered a brain injury, and REALLY needed the extra test taking time, and REALLY endured numerous tests from doctors about injury to the frontal lobe. She was in a constant fight with her brain, and she fought hard to get into college. All I did was love her. She paid a huge price in humiliation and physical pain.

    She earned her spot in college. Again, I HATE LORI LOUGHLIN AND HER AWFUL HUSBAND.

    • Some chick says:

      How awful! You must be really proud of her – and deservedly so.

      Hugs to you and your kid! I’m sure she appreciates college way more than these grifters ever even could. People don’t appreciate what they’re handed, compared to what they have to work for. (This is also how “luxury goods” work.)

      Maybe Lori can do a reality show: Real Grifters of LA!

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Applause to your daughter for pressing on for her education, wishing her much success. And kudos to you for providing that love and support.

      My kid had, for other reasons, to work harder for everything she has. She’s been following this admissions scandal with interest because she finds it so abhorrent. She knows she put in her time and effort. She’s pushed through challenges that led others to quit. And we think this will benefit her in the long run.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Congrats to your kid. She sounds like a fighter and a hell of a strong woman! And that speaks volumes about you as a parent, as well.

      My spawn are off to college (leaving tomorrow) for the first time. Not gonna lie, my husband and I have money, but my spawn WORKED to get into college. They got good grades, scholarships, etc. Is it really a good education if your parents paid your way in?

      Off topic, those of you with kids in college – how hard is it when the spawn aren’t around? I am honestly not nearly as prepared for this as I thought I was. I have twins, so they are both going at once.

      • Hoot says:

        Ohhhh, double the heartache for you. Actually, I handled it better than my husband. He was a mess (reminiscing, tears eyed often over the first couple months), so much so that I scrounged together airline points and dollars to fly our last one home (across the country) at Thanksgiving to surprise him. This seemed to jolt him out of his melancholy.

        Texting short messages I found worked well. But your kids will be so busy with moving in, assimilating to their new environment and meeting new friends, it will be hard for them to text back quickly sometimes. Making a pre-set time to talk works well. Sunday nights were best for us. Once you find out what their schedules are like you will have a better idea. The first year is the hardest. Subsequent years get better. Ain’t gonna lie, it’s hard if you’re close.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I know I’m going to cry like a colicky baby on the way home. We’re based in New York metro area most of the year (and the Bahamas the rest), and one spawn is off to Rhode Island and the other to upstate NY. We’re hitting the girlspawn college first because they have early move in for freshmen, then swinging to Rhode Island for boyspawn the following day. Then I will go home and cry all the way there. I’m sure the husband will be stoic. He’s not their father biologically, but certainly is in every other aspect.

    • Kendra says:

      To be fair, Loughlin did not engage in the same test score cheating shenanigans that others, like Felicity Huffman, were caught doing. Rich beyotches are gonna rich-beyotch their way through life – that’s an obvious fact. But I dunno… for me, cheating on tests is so much worse.

      Does the College Board have even a shred of credibility left at this point?

      • TQB says:

        Yes, but same analysis – recruits work so hard to be good at sports. AM & PM practices, playing through injuries, working to earn that spot on an elite crew team. These kids give up a lot of their lives (and, ahem, blogging time) to achieve excellence. They earned it, too. And because of this bitch, two of them didn’t make the cut.

  8. Arpeggi says:

    Thankfully, claiming you didn’t know you were committing a crime while committing a crime isn’t an acceptable defence. It might get you a lighter sentence but you’re still guilty. I really wish she gets some real jail time; she’ll then realize that nope! She wasn’t in her own prison these past months, not even freackin’ close.

  9. Seraphina says:

    The sad part of life is that thresholds are different for everyone. While I’m sure many people do the eye roll, she in her own mind may truly be suffering. I don’t know, just playing devil’s advocate. I’m not defending her or her actions. I think she is wrong and crazy to think what she did is the equivalent of donating to a library. But she believes and perceives that she’s been in her own prison and perception is reality. IF she goes to jail, it will be a wake up call and her threshold will move. She’ll realize her version and our version of prison aren’t the same.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      She may wake up, or she may continue to try to martyr herself. It feels to me like she’s hoping to reduce the sentence for “time served” — for the “imprisonment” she’s already suffered in her mind and in her mansion.

    • Kendra says:

      I’m sure she is surrounded by like-minded people who constantly assure her – and themselves, of course – that she really is a victim here. Rich white privilege is the universal insulator. Hating the players isn’t gonna change the game one iota.

  10. Katie says:

    Sounds like she’s trying to get her old plea deal back that would have gotten her at most a few months in jail.

    I think this whole “I thought I was donating To the school” defense falls apart for her in court when people remember she had her kids pose for fake crew photos and she is literally on tape confirming that she’ll tell a fake story to auditors.

    • Kendra says:

      Yep, the tax fraud/money laundering thing is probably the only charge that will stick. But it’ll stick hard.

  11. Dina says:

    Cry me a riverrrr 🎶🎶

  12. minx says:

    Tiniest violin, etc.

  13. Lady D says:

    1. Wearing white to indicate purity and innocence.
    2. Ditch the makeup to look homespun and relatable.
    3. Prerequisite ‘I’ve already suffered soooo much’ headline, designed to generate pity from the masses.
    She can’t quite manage to wipe the smug from her features though. I guess its been there long enough to make a permanent impression.

  14. TheOriginalMia says:

    Insert eye roll. Enjoy your self-imposed prison stay in your mansion.

    One thing I’ve noticed since this thing unfolded is how large the Hallmark staple of actors is. Across all of their mediums, you see actors from different shows on other shows. I was worried about the cast of her show losing their incomes but they are starring on other Hallmark shows. The crew was just shifted to their new shows probably without much lag in work.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I’ve read that a lot of these movies are filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia; smaller acting pool & etc. so you start recognizing people from show to show.

  15. Anne says:

    She thinks giving half a million bucks to some dude is the same as donating to a library? A library that would benefit thousands of students? I mean, I know that privilege will blind a person to the plight of others, but damn. It’s probably a giant combo platter of blinding privilege and the related assumption that all of us little people MUST be dumber than her.

    • Swack says:

      And if you are donating to the library why not directly donate to the university instead and earmark it for the library.

  16. Tia says:

    I still think she’s aiming for a Presidential pardon – all of this is aimed at the Trump base.

    • PlainJane says:

      That’s what I was thinking too! On a previous post, there is a comment about her mindset and Trump’s mindset being similar, and my first thought was, “they are playing to the same crowd”.

      It totally makes sense!

  17. Andy says:

    This family is intolerable. Its depressing when someone who seemed like a benign celebrity turns out to be such an ass. I may have missed it, but did Celebitchy cover the daughter’s recent Instagram post? She is flipping the bird and tagging a bunch of gossip outlets. Who on earth thought that would be a good idea pretrial?? On top of being entitled grifters they must be morons as well. This is a master class in how to get ZERO sympathy. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1CHX5_gN5b/

    • Hoot says:

      @Andy – Hahahahaha, PLEASE somebody send the judge a screenshot of that Insta post.

      • Andy says:

        @Hoot, right??? I was surprised that didn’t cause more of a media frenzy; that is not going to help Mommy and Daddy one bit.

    • JJ says:

      Wow, very interesting. The degree of entitled cluelessness is off the charts with this family.

      Someone must be closely moderating the comments on that IG, right? They seem to be all positive, and I can’t imagine that happened naturally.

  18. Sean says:

    “Not doing Hallmark movies and not getting invited to parties.”

    Yeah, that really sounds like prison. I couldn’t even imagine.

    • Some chick says:

      TBH I’m surprised she didn’t include “and, people are being MEEEEEAN to me on the innnnternet!!!”

  19. Giddy says:

    But wait! She’s not just a rich white woman. She’s a *Star* Let’s borrow from the Octavia Spencer thread and say together insincerely: BLESS HER HEART

  20. Tee says:

    She had no idea and thought it was just like donating… that’s why she paid specifically for her kids to be given positions in sports they have no clue about. Sure, Jan.
    She still thinks she’s above the consequences. I hope she gets a reality check.

  21. Texas says:

    She is actually pretty smart. This spin will work with a lot of her fan base.

  22. Lee McCann says:

    I was with you until you had to bring up race. Parents of this scandal were white, middle easter, Jewish, Asian, and black. Stick to the 1% issues, not all white people can afford the privilege being presumed.

  23. Valerie says:

    Oh, I feel so sorry for her.

    Haha, no I don’t.

  24. Holly hobby says:

    I see Bella took the time to get highlights for this article. Still as clueless as ever. Why bother going to college? Just marry well several times and collect alimony. The dumbest three people ever to get a People cover.

  25. adastraperaspera says:

    Can’t wait until she’s in a real prison soon! She isn’t getting out of doing time.

  26. PointingScreaming says:

    Ok, can we talk about the Munster style wiggigness of the girls? Yeeesh, these hair pieces that raise their heads by a foot giving them teeny foreheads & Cousin It length hairiness?

  27. barbwire says:

    aunt becky with the white middle age woman prison…sigh…