Lori Loughlin sinks deeper as new evidence reveals that she knew her daughters were not qualified to get into USC, and she reportedly advised them to do better.
As 2019 draws to an end, it seems that Lori Loughlin's nightmare has no end. She seems to take a step forward, and two backward, and things are just beginning to get heated.
The actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are preparing for their trial. But new court documents allege that Loughlin knew her daughters were not qualified to get into USC.
Lori, Isabella, and Olivia at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images
SHE ASKED THEM TO DO BETTER
The document states,
"Lori was in charge and told the couple's daughters that they needed to do better in high school."
The above statement is a summary of Rick Singer's — the admissions scandal mastermind — interview with the FBI. It got summarized in a letter written by Anthony Andrew Lelling.
Lori Loughlin attends the 2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA at a private residence on July 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images
A COUNSELLOR COULD MESS THINGS UP
Lelling is the Attorney General, and head of the prosecution. The document also showed that Singer stated that he warned Giannuli that a counselor at Marymount High School could mess things up for them.
30 has pleaded guilty, and the rest, including the couple, are proceeding to trial to prove their innocence
The couple's daughters — Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade — attended the high school. Loughlin and her husband were meant to talk to the counselor, but there's no record of them doing so.
Lori Loughling outside the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse after appearing in Federal Court | Photo: Getty Images
LOUGHLIN KNEW WHAT HER MONEY WAS FOR
The document also showed that the actress was aware of what her money was being used for. She and Singer worked together to get Isabella into USC on a rowing scholarship.
The "Full House" star has since denied that the $500, 000 she paid into the college recruiters charity — Key Worldwide Foundation — was a bribe. The actress believes it was a donation to USC.
Lori Loughlin with husband Mossimo Giannulli at LACMA's 50th Anniversary Gala | Photo: Getty Images
INNOCENT OR NOT?
Loughlin maintains that she and Giannuli are innocent of the charges. The new document came to light in her bid to prove their innocence.
On December 16th, the couple's lawyer, Sean Berkowitz, asked the court to order the prosecution to release the statements made by Singer to the FBI. The attorney believed it is crucial to his client's defense.
Lori Loughlin with daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards | Photo: Getty Images
Loughlin and her husband got indicted in March, along with 50 other celebrity and wealthy parents. So far, 30 has pleaded guilty, and the rest, including the couple, are proceeding to trial to prove their innocence.
The mom-of-two is actively involved in her defense. In 2020, the world will find out if she's innocent or not, and if found guilty, she faces up to 60 years in jail.