Lori Loughlin has not yet pleaded guilty to the corruption scandal in a college where she and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannuli, have been involved.
One of the reasons the Hallmark actress hesitates: reports indicate that she is concerned about the potential impact on her daughters.
"She is very worried about what a guilty plea would do to her daughters, who may not have understood everything," said a source close to the star at People magazine.
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"Yes, she can think of the public's perception of her, but it's nothing compared to what her daughters think of her. It is therefore something that naturally made him less likely to plead, "added the source.
Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly paid $ 500,000 in bribes for their young girls to enter the USC by falsely identifying them as crew recruits, even if they did not go to the USC. never participated in this sport.
The two men face the same charges and their legal situation escalated exponentially on Tuesday when they (along with 14 other parents) were charged with new money laundering charges. The maximum term of imprisonment is 20 years for each charge.
"From the beginning, she did not want to accept a market because she felt that she had not done anything more than a mother would not have done if she could afford it, "said the source. "So it was not she who was obstinate; it was really her who did not understand the seriousness of the allegations. "
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The other famous parent involved in the collegiate bribe scandal – Felicity Huffman – has already pleaded guilty. "I fully acknowledge my guilt and, with deep regret and shame for what I have done, accept responsibility for my actions and accept the consequences of them," she said. in a statement.
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Meanwhile, the student status of Loughlin's two girls at USC are outstanding. The university said the students involved in the alleged ploy would be in the study.
"USC has determined which candidates in the current intake cycle are related to the alleged system and they will be denied admission." A case-by-case examination of current students likely to be connected to the alleged system is We will also make informed decisions on these cases as the exams are completed, "the college wrote on its website.