Lori Loughlin & Mossimo are now arguing their $500K bribery was a legit donation

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli exiting courthouse

It’s not that I don’t care about Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s ongoing legal shenanigans in their criminal case stemming from Operation Varsity Blues. I do care. I just don’t care enough to actually go through this story line by line and tell you why Lori and Mossimo are complete idiots. After months of drama and “faith-based” PR, Lori and Mossimo’s criminal trial begins in the new year. Apparently, they have some new arguments, some new “lines of defense” which they’re trying out in the court of public opinion. Something about how prosecutors are hiding exculpatory evidence and something about how Lori and Mossimo’s $500K fraud wasn’t really fraud, it was a legit donation. Um-hm.

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have gone on the offensive in the College Admissions scandal, claiming prosecutors are intentionally hiding evidence that proves the famous couple didn’t intend to secretly bribe anyone. Lori and Mossimo’s lawyers claim in new legal docs … their clients made “legitimate donations” … “At trial, Giannulli and Loughlin will help establish their innocence by showing that they understood both sets of payments to be legitimate donations and did not understand or intent that either set of payments would be used to directly or indirectly bribe Heinel [former USC senior associate athletic director].”

The lawyers want to get info on whether USC knew of Rick Singer’s activities with various parents and students. If there’s evidence USC knew … Lori and Mossimo will clearly argue this was not bribery … that payments had become institutionalized. In fact, lawyers in other college admissions cases have argued these payments are part of a “University-wide program at USC.”

The couple has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering and federal programs bribery. They face a maximum of 45 years if convicted on all charges. One of the problems for Lori and Mossimo — those pics of their daughters on rowing machines … making it appear they had experience on a crew team when in fact, they had none.

[From TMZ]

For the love of God. Yes, as TMZ notes, there’s significant evidence of fraud, especially with the faked rowing/crew photos and pretending that Olivia Jade was some kind of star athlete, she was just a vapid Instagram influencer who couldn’t even fill out her college application herself because she couldn’t sort through all of the coxswain lies and schemes her parents had paid for.

Lori Loughlin and her daughter Olivia Jade at the launch of PrettyLittleThing By Kourtney Kardashian..(Los Angeles, CA)

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red and Backgrid.

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  1. Megan says:

    If they had made the donation to USC, it would be legit. But they made a donation to a fake charity. Not legit. They must think we are as dumb as they are.

    • paddyjr says:

      I don’t know if Lori and Mossimo think everyone else is stupid enough to believe their lies or if they are just completely clueless. It’s a simple concept: $500k donation to USC=legal; $500k donation to fake charity + falsely claiming daughters on crew team (w/false pics) = illegal.

      • Erinn says:

        I think it’s both, personally. They’re not very bright, but think they’re criminal masterminds. And they also think the masses are dumb enough to buy what they’re selling.

    • Snappyfish says:

      They had their girls pose as if they rowed crew. Enjoy Jail.

    • WendyWoo says:

      I promise you, they think we’re dumber. These are people who measure their intelligence by their material wealth.

  2. Valiantly Varnished says:

    These people are just flat out DUMB. All the Prosecutor has to do to prove this wasnt a legit donation is ask the University directly. Did they receive a direct donation from them? Nope. Case closed.

  3. naomipaige99 says:

    Lock these white trash losers up already and throw away the key….

  4. Arpeggi says:

    If it had been a donation, they wouldn’t have had to deal with a middle person nor would their daughters had needed to take pictures to pretend they were part of the rowing team. They were simply too stupid to try to bribe the legal way and donate enough money to get their kids in (and the kids were too inapt to get in despite a huge donation so they had to go the illegal route)

  5. Sean says:

    Sit down Aunt Becky!

  6. AmyB says:

    THIS BITCH….should have followed in Felicity’s Huffman’s shoes, plead guilty, admitted what she did and paid her dues. She makes me ill. Rich, white privilege at its best! The only people I will ever feel sorry for are the students she robbed of admission to USC b/c of her bullshit in bribing her daughters into that school. There were many other more deserving students, who worked hard, participated and excelled in sports and actually took their SATs.

    Enough said.

  7. Teebee says:

    Desperate times call for desperate measures…😏

  8. Bananas says:

    Oh Becky, let me spell it out:

    You behaved like an entitled ass wipe by lying, manipulating and cheating a system of fairness because you thought you were above the rules.

    You got caught.

    You’re still behaving like an entitled ass wipe by continuing to lie and attempt to manipulate and cheat a judicial system because you still think you’re above the rules.

    That thing that got you in this mess? YOU’RE STILL DOING IT.

  9. Ruyana says:

    I don’t know about the older daughter, but Olivia Jade clearly had *zero* interest in going to college. Apparently Mommy and Daddy wanted her in for *their* bragging rights, because she didn’t care.

    • Ann says:

      She has said on video that she didn’t want to go to college. She was perfectly content being professionally ‘hot’ and taking bikini pics for Instagram like her friends, which at one point included an acquaintanceship with Kylie Jenner and her friends. I understand why her parents didn’t want her to end up that way but she was already halfway there so it makes their crimes extra stupid. Nobody had high expectations for Aunt Becky’s daughters. If only Lori and her husband could buy a clue. Bunch of morons.

  10. Veronica S. says:

    I feel like situations like this reveal very much how little intelligence or “hard work” goes into obtaining wealth. Most of it is luck and connections. Because goddamn do some of them reveal themselves to be idiots when backed into a corner where their money can’t protect them from 100% of the consequences.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      I work in finance and I swear the ones with gobs of money in their accounts ask the dumbest questions.

  11. kellyrae says:

    LL should have done exactly what Felicity Huffman did but she decided to roll the dice. DUMB. I hope they have a stress filled Christmas waiting for court in January.

  12. Effeff says:

    Go to jail already, Becky.

  13. Bindu Chandrabose says:

    They are truly idiots. Also, their poor lawyers, who must not be in a position to fire them. I used to be a lawyer, and although I did not work for the kind of firm that probably represents them (mine was a giant one that mostly only had big corporate clients), I am 100% sure they are completely ignoring legal advice. At my firm they would have received a massive verbal ass-beating and then been fired as clients if they stuck with this patently ridiculous bullshit.