From the plush life to the prison life – that’s the reality former Full House star Lori Loughlin is facing this week.
Lori reported to the Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) in Dublin, California, on 30 October to begin her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal last year. And ever since, according to a source, the 56-year-old mother of two is a “wreck”.
“Lori tried her best to be brave and look at the end result but there was nothing that could dissipate her fears,” the insider told Us Weekly.
“Her sentence is only two months but she’s dreading it. Her mind keeps telling her that something will go horribly wrong in prison or that her stay could be prolonged.”According to another source, the star “has her faith and the support of her family but the road ahead is daunting”.For the first 14 days she’ll be in Covid-19 isolation, which means she’ll be confined in a makeshift quarantine unit and have no contact with other inmates.
According to Holli Coulman, a former federal inmate and prison consultant, the quarantine period won’t be pleasant.
“There’s nothing for her to do. I believe they have reading material but other than that the days and nights are going to be really long.”
Lori will have her meals delivered to her in brown paper bags and she won’t be allowed any visitors, not even from her husband, Mossimo Giannulli (57), or daughters Isabella (22) and Olivia (21).Fashion designer Mossimo is set to start his own five-month sentence on 19 November, which means both spouses will be behind bars over the festive season.
In addition, Mossimo and Lori must pay a fine of $250 000 (R3,9 million) and $150 000 (R2,3m) and complete 250 and 100 hours of community service respectively. They’ll also be under two years of supervision following their release.
They initially pleaded not guilty for getting their daughters into the University of Southern California by posing them as rowing crew recruits – a ploy that formed part of William “Rick” Singer’s admissions scheme in which he got wealthy parents to pay him hefty amounts to bribe student administrators and coaches.
During the sentencing Mossimo, who was the initiator, expressed remorse over what he’d done. “He regrets deeply bringing his wife into the scheme. He regrets deeply the consequences this has had for his family,” his attorney, Sean Berkowitz, said.FCI Dublin is also where fellow actress and mom of two Felicity Huffman (57) served her sentence for her involvement in the college scandal.
The Desperate Housewives star, who paid $15 000 (R236 000) disguised as a charitable donation for a stranger to take a college entrance exam for her daughter Sophia, was released in October after serving 11 days of her 14-day sentence. She must now serve 250 hours of community service and is subject to a year of supervision.
Sources: dailymail.co.uk, marketwatch.com, vanityfair.com