Lori Loughlin Reportedly 'Saddened' About Her Legacy Amid Scandal

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Lori Loughlin
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Only time will tell how things shake out for this former Fuller House star, but for now, Lori Loughlin's future remains unclear as she faces consequences for her alleged involvement in a wild college admissions scandal. Although things are still unwritten, it appears Lori is "shocked and saddened" about her legacy being tarnished by the scam that has folks sounding off.

  • Recently, Lori filed a court document to request the evidence against her.

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    She and 16 other defendants -- including her husband, Mossimo Giannulli -- reportedly have yet to see the "extremely voluminous" evidence against them and are "asking the court to suspend all motions by the government until their scheduled hearing on June 3," People reports.

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  • Lori and her husband have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them that, in total, could mean up to 40 years in jail (each).

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    Lori and Mossimo entered not guilty pleas on April 15, agreeing to waive their right to appear in court for an arraignment. The couple reportedly paid $500,000 to get their daughters into USC under the guise of being recruits for the institution's crew team.

    They have since rejected a plea deal after being indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud before a grand jury indicted them on new charges of money laundering conspiracy and fraud.

  • Apparently, Lori didn't realize what she was doing was illegal.

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    "They're not lawyers and they're not experts. They were parents who simply wanted to make sure that their daughters got into a good school," an insider tells People about Lori being unaware how illegal her actions were.

    Calling in favors, donating money to the alumni association, hiring consultants. Those are all things that parents do. And so they gave money to this consultant, not entirely knowing everything that was going to be done. When it all fell apart, nobody was as surprised as they were that they were in trouble. She never intended to break any laws, and if she did, it was inadvertent.

  • And now, she's getting a little worried about her brand.

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    "Lori is shocked and saddened that this is what her legacy is going to be," an unnamed source explains to People in an exclusive about Lori's legacy concerns. For now, the actress and her husband are "very focused on getting the legal case worked out" and will "deal with careers and finances later."

    Since news of the college scandal broke, both Hallmark and Fuller House parted ways with Lori.
  • Welp, folks have more than a few things to say.

    It's pretty safe to say people are beyond fed up with Lori and her privilege and want her to take ownership of her actions -- by simply admitting she messed up and is sorry.

    (Makes sense.)

  • And being sympathetic *isn't* one of them.

    It's amazing how far an "I messed up" can really go.

    ... but that might be asking for too much.

  • Maybe time will heal all wounds?

    We've seen tons of celebrities do prison time and bounce back from all sorts of controversies -- so maybe Lori will, too.

    Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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