It seems like things are getting worse for Lori Loughlin. The 54-year-old actress plead not guilty to multiple crimes, including conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud and money laundering, and faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge. Following that decision, Lori is reportedly "constantly arguing" with her husband, Mossimo Gianulli, over their dire situation.
“Lori is constantly arguing with Mossimo because she is beginning to grasp that they are in very serious jeopardy,” a source explained to Us Weekly. Previously, Lori believed she would only get a "slap on the wrist" for her involvement in the college admissions scam. She allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to secure her daughters, Olivia and Isabella, admission to USC. According to People, Lori thought "any mom" would have done the same thing.
To make matters worse, another source told Us Weekly that Lori's friends were never fans of Mossimo to begin with. “Everyone feels bad for her,” the source revealed. “They think the situation was something concocted by her husband. Her friends don’t like him.”
Tensions are also running high between Lori and her youngest daughter. The 19-year-old YouTube star has lost multiple brand deals, including a partnership with Sephora, after the story broke. Olivia is reportedly still angry with her parents over the scandal. Her ambivalence about continuing her education after high school was well documented on her popular vlog, as well.
Though Olivia is upset about the situation, she's still "terrified" she may have to testify against her parents. According to an Entertainment Tonight source, Olivia and Isabella "didn't realize the extreme" lengths their parents went to in order to secure them admission to USC. The girls were supposedly under the impression the money their parents allegedly "donated" was going to scholarships for students actually on the crew team.
Loughlin and Giannulli's fate will be decided in court some time in the future.