College Admissions Scandal Takes a Toll on Lori Loughlin: ‘She is Terrified’

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It’s been seven long months since actress Lori Loughlin was named in the college admissions scandal and her long-fought fight against all of the allegations against her is starting to wear on her.

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In fact, according to a source who spoke to Entertainment Tonight, the former Full House actress’s “anxiety is through the roof, she is terrified, and she’s been consumed with trying to put on a happy face but it’s not easy under the circumstances.”

That’s not surprising, considering all that she has against her. Back in March, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the prestigious University of Southern California. And while the couple has pleaded not guilty to the charges, they are still waiting to hear about their collective fate.

“The college scandal has been the biggest challenge of Lori’s life,” the source tells ET. “She never imagined her public persona would plummet or she could face jail time. This has affected every aspect of her life.”

And while the couple continues to maintain their innocence, they also seem to be anxious to take the next steps needed to end this awful journey.

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“The family is ready for their next step in life,” the source told ET. “They have been living under a dark cloud for far too long, and are ready for answers.”