[Ed. – Well, any mom with half a million dollars in disposable income maybe]
Lori Loughlin and husband — fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli — are facing charges of conspiracy to commit fraud for paying $500,000 in bribes to have their daughters designated (falsely) as crew recruits to the USC team and ensuring admission for the girls. Loughlin, however, hasn’t admitted to a thing — and a source told People that the Full House actor felt “she hadn’t done anything any mom wouldn’t have done, if they had the means to do so.”
We beg to differ. Most moms we know — even if they were dripping in dollars and diamonds — would have kept a half-million-dollar bribe out of the college admissions process. Even Martha Stewart says this is “embarrassing”for all involved. We say it’s worse than “embarrassing” — these rich parents’ behavior is cheating us all.
The source continued, “…[T]his wasn’t [Loughlin] being obstinate; this was her truly not understanding the seriousness of the allegations… It’s just taking some time for it to sink in that what she was allegedly doing could be considered illegal. To her, it wasn’t egregious behavior. Was it entitled and perhaps selfish? Perhaps? But she didn’t see it as being a legal violation.”