Twitter OUTRAGED At Lori Loughlin’s Short Prison Sentence Post College Admissions Scandal
Aunt Becky is headed to the slammer. Former Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli plead guilty to conspiracy charges. This comes after bribing their daughter’s way into college. Loughlin, 55, will be serving two months in prison, paying a $150,000 fine and two years of supervised release. She will also do 100 hours of community service. Giannulli, 56, is set to serve five months in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.
This comes after the couple was busted in paying $500,000 to gain their two daughters admission to the University of Southern California, USC. They lied about them being on the rowing team. Their daughter Olivia Jade, a known YouTuber even had a fake resume made with rowing credentials.
Twitter Users Do Not Think 2 Months Of Prison Is Enough
Several people were quick to point out that Loughlin’s sentence is nothing compared to what other people had to serve for minor crimes. One Twitter user said “Lori Loughlin is truly Aunt Becky…and two months in prison ain’t sh*t for what she did; a dime bag of weed gets folks in the hood 10 times more time than that.” This questions whether or not Loughlin got off easy because she is a white actress in Hollywood.
“Lucky for Lori Loughlin that she’s just a privileged white woman up to her eyeballs in corruption, bribery, and elite college fraud, and not, say, a black mother falsifying her address to get her kids into better public schools because there are serious consequences for that,” said another. Black woman Kelley Williams-Bolar made headlines after serving nine days in jail in 2011 after using her father’s address to enroll her children in a better school district. She was also on probation for three years and required to complete 80 hours of community service. Her story has been shared more and more after the college admissions scandal has been giving people in Hollywood short prison sentences.
“I sure hope that lying, cheater @LoriLoughlin does real jail time! She certainly deserves it!” said one Twitter user.
Could Coronavirus Play A Factor In Their Prison Sentences?
Coronavirus has been a concern in prisons all over the United States. Since prisoners are confined to such small spaces it’s easy for the virus to spread. Some were even released early to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. People think that Loughlin might be off the hook from actually physically going to prison in the wake of the pandemic. California in which she resides has been hit particular hard with 86, 227 confirmed cases. “Lori Loughlin decided to change her plea to guilty today. She’s supposedly getting a 2-month sentence. I’m betting that she serves 2 weeks at the most and then is released because of coronavirus concerns. #HollywoodPrivilege” said one Twitter user.
One person even thinks that their sentence will be diminished completely because of coronavirus concerns saying “Aunt Becky Lori Loughlin and her husband will never serve a day of that 2-month sentence. I’m sure they’ll use coronavirus so they can serve their time at home. Pretty sure that’s the only reason they entered that plea after all this time.”
Others pointed out that Actress Felicity Huffman already served some of her 14-day prison sentence in connection with the scandal. She was released early. But, it seems like the general consensus that both of these women got off easy.
There is no telling just yet whether or not Loughlin’s sentence will be cut short in the wake of the pandemic.
Do you think Lori Loughlin and her husband got off easy for their crimes?