Lori Loughlin is concerned for her future. The 55-year-old actress is reportedly concerned for the outcome of her own case after seeing Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison and fined $30,000 in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal.
“Lori has kept a close eye on Felicity throughout the case and after hearing her 14-day sentence, she’s been incredibly panicked,” a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight. “She can’t help thinking, if Felicity received real prison time, what could that mean for her?”
Lori and husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded not guilty to federal charges. They are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters, 19-year-old Olivia and 21-year-old Bella, admitted to the University of Southern California.
The girls were admitted as student-athletes, specifically as recruits for the crew team. Neither of the girls participated in the sport.
“Lori didn’t believe Felicity should have pleaded guilty but now watching her situation play out, she’s been in fear of what’s to come for her,” the source added. “Right now, her friends fear the prosecution wants to make an example out of her, not only for the crime she’s been accused of, but her not guilty plea.”
Lori and Mossimo appeared in a federal court in Boston for a pretrial hearing just weeks ago. It’s unclear when the two will appear in court again, but it’s certain that, until then, Lori’s heightened state of anxiety will continue.
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