Lori Loughlin Is 'Terrified' About Going to Prison amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Source
"Lori has been trying to stay as healthy as possible," says a Lori Loughlin source
On Aug. 21, a judge approved the couple’s plea deal, sentencing the Full House star, 56, to two months in jail, a $150,000 fine and 150 hours of community service, while fashion designer Giannulli, 57, received five months in jail, a $250,000 fine and 250 hours of service.
“It’s all been like a black cloud hanging over them,” a Loughlin source tells PEOPLE. “They’re relieved because the waiting was awful, but Lori is still terrified about going to prison.”
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After the couple were accused of paying college admissions scam ringleader Rick Singer $500,000 to falsely designate their daughters — Isabella Rose, 21, and Olivia Jade, 20 — as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, they denied any wrongdoing for more than a year.
But in May they pleaded guilty to fraud charges. “I wish I could go back and do things differently,” Loughlin told the judge. “I can only take responsibility and move forward.”
For now, Loughlin and Giannulli have been ordered to report to jail on Nov. 19. In the mean time, they’ve requested that their sentences not overlap so that they can be present for their daughters.
As they await the judge’s decision, the Loughlin source says the actress has been doing everything she can to prepare.
With fears of contracting COVID-19 in prison, “Lori has been trying to stay as healthy as possible and also takes supplements to boost her immune system. It’s definitely something that she has been losing sleep about.”
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