Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giuannulli Are 'Very Stressed Out' About the College Scandal: Source
"They can't wait for the court hearing next week to be done with," a source tells PEOPLE
A source tells PEOPLE that Loughlin, 54, her husband Mossimo Giuannulli, 55, and their daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, are continuing to lie low at their house in Bel Air, California.
“They can’t wait for the court hearing next week to be done with,” says the source. “It’s very hard for them to think about other things right now.”
Loughlin and the fashion designer are set to appear in court April 3 after being charged in an alleged college admissions scam involving elite colleges and universities including Yale, Georgetown, the University of Southern California and Stanford.
“They are both feeling very stressed out,” adds the source. Meanwhile, Olivia is spending most of her time with her boyfriend, model Jackson Guthry, in Malibu.
“She is definitely upset with her parents.” This wasn’t her idea, the source says.
The indictment alleges the couple “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.” (Neither Olivia Jade, 19, or Isabella, 20, are listed on the USC women’s rowing roster.)
Both Loughlin and Giannulli were arrested three weeks ago on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. They were released on $1 million bonds. Loughlin’s attorney has not returned PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
A source previously told PEOPLE Olivia Jade and Isabella have “no plans to return to USC,” adding, “Right now, they are just focused on getting through this ordeal.”
“The girls are not talking about future plans. They are more focused on what’s next for their parents,” the source said. “They are living in the moment and that’s all they can do right now. For them, this is all still a nightmare.”
A source also told PEOPLE that some of Loughlin and Giannulli’s friends have been distancing themselves from the couple as of recently.
“Lori and Mossimo are finding out quickly who their real friends are,” the insider said. “It’s not like they are the victims of a crime. They are the crime. Many of their friends don’t want to be associated with them right now.”
The pair are two of 50 people indicted as part of the alleged nationwide scheme, which broke on Tuesday when federal court records were unsealed in Boston. Other notable names include Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and author Jane Buckingham.
According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts, the widespread effort was made by wealthy families to get their children into top colleges by falsifying SAT scores, lying about their athletic skills, and more. It’s unclear if the children were aware of any of these alleged crimes.
Some named in the court documents allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, UCLA, the University of San Diego, University of Texas and Wake Forest, according to federal prosecutors.
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