Lori Loughlin Released From Prison After Two-Month Sentence
Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday morning, after serving two months as a result of her involvement in the college admissions scandal. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were both sentenced to prison after admitting to bribing University of Southern California admissions with $500,000 in order for their two daughters to attend. Loughlin, famous for her role in the television series Full House, served at a federal prison in Dublin, California.
Both her and her husband were expected to report to prison on November 19, however Loughlin was approved to begin her sentence early, on October 30th. Giannulli was sentenced to five months, and is currently serving at a prison in Lompoc, California, scheduled to be released on April 17.
Loughlin and Giannulli caught national attention after being exposed for their part in the college admissions scandal, in which wealthy parents bribed colleges and universities to accept their children as students. They had intended to pay for their daughter’s admission as recruits for University of Southern California’s crew team, even though neither of their daughters had any experience in the sport. The couple initially denied these allegations, with their lawyers fighting for a year that they were innocent, before finally admitting to it this past May.
Their daughter, popular social media influencer Olivia Jade, publicly spoke about the scandal for the first time on Jada Pinkett Smith‘s Red Table Talk online series.
“I just want a second chance to be like, ‘I recognize I messed up.’ And for so long I wasn’t able to talk about this because of the legalities behind it.”
While Loughlin and Giannulli were among the highest-profile that were charged in the scandal, nearly 60 other individuals were charged, ranging from parents, coaches, and school officials with some cases still fighting allegations.