Is Lori Loughlin still in denial about the looming consequences of her involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal?! It seems so.
A source close to the Fuller House star recently told Us Weekly that Loughlin is growing more convinced by the day that she’ll never actually see the inside of a prison cell after all.
Despite the salacious headlines — and heaps of evidence the prosecution has implicating her and her husband Mossimo Giannulli in the bribery scheme — the 54-year-old actress believes she will be able to return to her normal life once everything blows over.
The source dished:
“[Lori] reads everything that’s written about her and it’s killing her that her squeaky-clean reputation has done a total 180. She thinks she’s not going to serve jail time and [will] return to work.”
Uhh, we’re not so sure about that last part!
As we reported, the actress and her designer husband are facing charges of mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison on each charge. The couple pleaded not guilty last month, and previously turned down a plea deal because it included jail time.
It’ll certainly be impossible to “return to work” if you’re behind bars, and it’s a bit alarming that Loughlin still doesn’t seem to grasp the reality of this when her peer Felicity Huffman — who actually admitted her fault in the scandal from the start — is facing real jail time, too.