Lori Laughlin currently has her hands full with the college admissions scandal. But now, she’s facing the possibility that her daughters might be in trouble too.
“At a minimum the daughters will be witnesses in a trial against their parents, but they could also be charged as defendants,” legal expert Neama Rahmani tells People magazine in a new interview. “The government has made it clear that they are going to keep increasing pressure on both Lori (Loughlin) and (husband) Mossimo (Giannulli.) By not pleading, Lori and Mossimo are exposing their children to being charged.”
It’s a somewhat scary realization for 20-year-old Olivia Jade and 21-year-old Isabella Rose, who have yet to be charged with anything in connections with the college admissions scandal. However, it just adds to the stress that the family are already most certainly under.
Luckily, there are are other legal experts that say the two young women should be ok.
“If Lori had any indication that the girls were at risk, she’d want to plead guilty — even though she believes that she did nothing wrong,” a source close to the family tells People magazine about Loughlin, who alongside her husband are alleged to have bribed employees of the University of Southern California to get their children admitted to the prestigious college. “She is not going to let them spend time in jail for something that they didn’t do. Lori is a fantastic mother who would take the fall for the girls even if it cost her everything.”
Lori and husband Mossimo are scheduled for their next court appearance in the new year, on Jan. 17, 2020.