Lori Loughlin worries that she’ll be ‘treated unfairly’ because of her enormous fame

Lori Loughlin at arrivals for Hallmark C...

Earlier this week, Felicity Huffman went back to federal court in Boston to formally enter her guilty plea, as part of the plea deal she worked out with federal prosecutors last month. Felicity admitted guilt in her part of the college-admissions scam, and the prosecutor has already entered a recommendation for Felicity to be sentenced on the low end of the sentencing guidelines, probably just four months in federal prison, and a minimum security one at that. Lori Loughlin on the other hand rejected the plea offer and in turn, she and her husband were indicted on additional charges and they could possibly be facing decades in prison if they were found guilty at trial. And Lori seems hellbent on going to trial, where she thinks her faith-based white-woman tears will sway a jury. Anyway, Lori wants people to know that she was “carefully monitoring” Felicity’s whole deal:

As Felicity Huffman appeared in court on Monday to formally plead guilty in the college admissions scandal, two other high-profile defendants paid special attention to the outcome. According to a source close to Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli, the couple “carefully monitored” the courtroom proceedings via social media and news reports. They hoped to glean insight into their own cases by assessing the tone of the prosecution.

“Lori is watching Felicity’s case very closely,” the source tells PEOPLE. “She’s relieved that it doesn’t look like the prosecution is making an example of Felicity, and is adhering to the law.”

“Her big worry was that she would be treated unfairly as one of the more famous people involved in the case,” the source continues, “She’s afraid of being penalized for her fame, but it looks like prosecutors may be making a good faith effort to treat each defendant fairly.”

[From People]

Felicity Huffman is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-winning actress who has worked consistently in film and television for decades. Lori is Aunt Becky from Full House and got fired as a Hallmark Channel princess. Felicity is being used as an example by prosecutors – they want to show that no one is going to skate by with good lawyers and good PR, that even someone of Felicity’s standing will be punished. They’re also showing that if a parent admits guilt and strikes a deal, of course they’ll be more lenient on the sentencing. Lori literally has no idea how any of this works. No one was even looking to “penalize” her for being so enormously famous (LMAO) – they wanted to penalize her for being a cheating a–hole who committed multiple federal crimes to cheat her daughters into college. Just the tone of these quotes is pissing me off so much. Lori thinks so highly of herself. I hope she gets thoroughly exposed during her trial.

Lori Loughlin: Just a girl who decided to go for it!

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  1. ariel says:

    Every time I think of Aunt Becky now, I think of the Texas cheerleader mom (the one who hired a hitman to murder her teen daughter’s “rival” in cheerleading). And I think about how she too “just doing what any mother would have done”.

    • crogirl says:

      Please tell me this is not for real

      • Giddy says:

        Unfortunately it is real. Wanda Holloway,a mother in Channelview Texas hired a man to murder the mother of a 13 year old cheerleader to make room for her own daughter on the squad. She thought that the cheerleader would be so devastated by her mother’s death that she would drop out of cheerleading, thus opening a spot. Luckily the plot failed. She went to prison, and her daughter later said that she never wanted to be a cheerleader anyway.

      • Heather says:

        Just google Wanda Holloway.

      • Vet says:

        You have to see the movie!

      • Trashaddict says:

        Yes, great example of Holly Hunter’s acting chops.

    • C says:


    • charo says:

      “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom” is a 1993 comedy television film produced by and for HBO. It was directed by Michael Ritchie and starred Holly Hunter, Swoosie Kurtz and Beau Bridges.

      It’s GREAT! HH is so good in it.

    • Deering24 says:

      And the kicker– Holloway only served six months.

  2. Alissa says:

    Girlfriend thinks she’s a lot more famous than she is. Like…no one is watching Full House OR Fuller House for Aunt Becky.

  3. KBeth says:

    She really is delusional.

  4. Harryg says:

    I had never ever heard of her before this mess.

  5. Incredulous says:

    I look forward to never buying or reading her book about her harrowing time in prison.

    • terra says:

      I look forward to that day as well. I especially look forward to the internet’s evisceration of said book.

  6. jessamine says:

    I rarely take pleasure at the misfortunes of others, but the more I read about her the more I hope they throw the book at her insufferably smug, delusional face.

    • terra says:

      Yes, the schadenfreude is STRONG when reading about this mess. It’s exactly as you said, she’s beyond delusional.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same. It’s well deserved.

      Felicity was more famous, her crimes weren’t as serious (no mail or IRS fraud I think?) and involved less money, and she quickly appeared sorry and accepted a plea.

      Lori, OTOH, has more charges against her, has been signing autographs outside of court, and has been waging a lame PR effort to make herself look better.
      If she thinks they are comparable, she’s in for a surprise.

    • Dawn says:

      I don’t want them to throw the book at her….I want them to throw the whole library at her…

      • Adrianna says:

        I want them to throw some serious jail time at her on behalf of all the families she’s done irreparable damage to. I seriously don’t think she’s even sorry for what she did, only sorry because she got caught.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        @ DAWN 👏👏 COMMENT OF THE WEEK 👏👏

  7. Case says:

    LOL she is NOT that famous.

  8. tempest prognosticator says:

    Now that we’ve had a glimpse of the real Lori, she even looks different to me. She hasn’t physically changed, but perspective is everything. She used to look like a relatively cute, harmless girl next door. Now she looks entitled and a wee bit insane.

  9. greta says:

    I haven’t followed her illustrious career and am only aware of her Full House role. Until this mess, I wouldn’t have recognized her if I passed her on the street. The enormous “fame” has probably more to do with the scandal than her acting.

    • Meghan says:

      I only know that she was on When Calls the Heart because I watch the Golden Girls on Hallmark and saw some commercials for that show. And even that feels like it has been in the last year they’ve been featuring her on the commercials as some sort of “draw” for viewers.

  10. Kat says:

    I can’t wait till this goes to trial!! It’s going to be amazing to watch her come to terms with reality.

  11. SJR says:

    Put your mind at ease, honey. You are not that famous. At best, a C grade tv/streaming actress who has an enormous ego and would benefit from a good dose of STFU.

  12. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I have two words for Lori: Girl, bye.

  13. TheOtherOne says:

    Every time I see an article about Lori, I think myself “Why is she still talking?”

    • Tourmaline says:

      I’m thinking there is an ENORMOUS amount of money to burn in her household, probably that Target Mossimo clothing brand money from the 90s. Because she has got to be spending more money on PR consultants who are giving quotes to People every day than she is spending on attorneys fees.

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Felicity runs circles around this woman on every level and in every way. And in the end, she handled this self-imposed roadblock with much style, grace and humility.

    • minx says:

      Exactly. Felicity got good legal and PR advice and she followed it, unlike this dippy.

      • Swack says:

        @minx, what I can’t seem to grasp is surely Lori and her hubby knew there would be additional charges filed if they did not take a plea bargain. Did they just ignore their attorney’s advice to take the plea deal on this or did the attorney advise them not to take the plea deal. Either way seems like they’re screwed when it comes to getting any type of lenient sentencing.

      • minx says:

        Swank, I would bet that they ignored the advice they were given. They’re rich and white and privileged and think rules don’t apply. I also imagine LL’s red carpet behavior outside of court infuriated her lawyers.

  15. Christin says:

    Just another d-list (at best) child model/actress who ends up completely delusional. I’m not sure she could have even ended up on the Surreal Life 15 years ago. She was not that famous – ever!

  16. minx says:

    Oh, this woman!

  17. Frida_K says:

    “Lori is watching Felicity’s case very closely,” the source tells PEOPLE. “She’s relieved that it doesn’t look like the prosecution is making an example of Felicity, and is adhering to the law.”

    Wow. The above-quoted is incredibly smug. She really thinks that it’s up to her to determine whether or not the courts are following the law? And be relieved to see that “OH MAH GUDNESS but yes indeed it’s true, a wealthy white person is getting treated well by the system, thank you LORD!” or whatever it is that is going through her pea brain at this moment?

    I do hope that the persecution makes an example of them both. Felicity is the example of what happens when you comply and demonstrate contrition; Aunt Becky, on the other end of the spectrum, can be the example of what happens when you are smug and willfully obdurate.

    We’ll see, won’t we?

    • minx says:

      Felicity is going to do some jail time, does this dipsh*t not realize that?

    • susiecue says:


    • holly hobby says:

      Wait until she gets sentenced to a longer prison term. She will cry and say it’s not fair because Felicity got a shorter one. Honey if you pled you would get a better deal too.

  18. Digital Unicorn says:

    “as one of the more famous people involved in the case” that comments tells me all we need to know about this woman and that she is revelling in the most press she has ever gotten in her career.

    • SamC says:

      But she is…can you name anyone else, aside from Felicity Huffman, in this case? Every single headline about this story references these two.

  19. VSK says:

    The only way she would be treated unfairly is if she gets off easily precisely because of her relative fame and ‘church white lady’ beckyness.

  20. Seraphina says:

    Enormous??? Maybe she needs some schooling too. Enormous is hardly the adjective I’d use for her.

  21. Mellie says:

    I’d like to smack the arrogance right out of her, I hate that I thought she was probably a nice person…lesson learned.

  22. Nev says:

    Enormous fame?

  23. Cojii says:

    Bitch please.

  24. Shell says:

    I really hope that last pic of her in the red shirt that says “Just a girl who decided to go for it”, is an old picture and not something she chose to wear after she was caught. Then again the delusion is strong with this one so anything is possible. Get over yourself Aunt Becky.

    Slightly off topic but how does everyone feel about women referring to themselves as girls?

  25. SURFCHICK says:

    “Enormous Fame”???? Huh, wha, who, where, where, I don’t see it…

  26. Lightpurple says:

    I barely know who this woman is. I hope the jury pool is full of the WOC who operate the T trains and buses, steelworkers and fishermen from Southie, and some college students

    • windyriver says:

      The same day Felicity pled guilty, another male parent, Devin Sloane, also entered a guilty plea. Read that for her prosecutors were recommending 4 months in prison, $20,000 fine, and 12 months of supervision.

      Similar to Lori, the other parent was charged with paying $250,000 to get his son into USC via the water polo team, a sport he didn’t play. IIRC, you’re in Boston? Any news on what prosecutors have proposed for him?

      • Lady D says:

        I believe he got a year and a day, and I think his fine is fifty thousand. I’m not positive about the amount of the fine.

      • windyriver says:

        @Lady D, thanks for the info. Had trouble finding it bc he was overshadowed by the news about FH at the hearing, though am also not the greatest internet researcher…

        Apparently he did the same thing, had his son’s face photoshopped onto a picture of a legitimate athlete.

      • windyriver says:

        Oops, to finish…did find another parent, Stephen Semprevivo, who paid $400,000 for his son to get into Georgetown via the tennis team. He also took the early plea, and the recommendation for him is 18 months and $95,000.

        Lori might want to pay less attention to what’s happening with FH – however famous, she was only involved in the test taking scam, and for a modest amount of money – and more to what’s going on with the ones who did what she and her husband did, but took the plea, before additional charges were dropped on them.

        Of course, remains to be seen how final sentencing lines up with recommendations. And Lori isn’t the only one who wants to go to trial.

  27. intheknow says:

    She needs to be cancelled for 15+ years.

  28. bobafelty says:

    I just assumed she lived in Ohio or Kentucky or something and only did terrible Hallmark movies to pay her bills. I had no idea she was still trying to be in Hollywood or even had kids, let alone Instagram famous kids, until this story broke. She’s full on delusional and I hope she gets years in prison.

    • minx says:

      Her husband is a rich designer. I think she did Hallmark movies because they’re the only ones who wanted her and they are wholesome, like she is 🙄.

      • Tuille says:

        Her husband’s company made clothes sold @ Target until a couple of years ago. I still have a T-shirt or 2.

    • SamC says:

      Not a huge fan but she’s been around for awhile. I remember watching her on Edge of Night way back in grade school.

      • Lady D says:

        I remember my mom watching The Edge of Night when I got home from grade one in ’66. It either preceded or followed The Secret Storm. I myself watched Another World from beginning to end. It was my first experience with a TV show just ending, and it was somewhat traumatic for me at the time, sort of like GoT ending now. At least everyone got the story line they deserved in AW.

  29. perplexed says:

    She’s so different from her public persona it’s fascinating.

    Even with someone like Julia Roberts you sort of have an inkling of what she really can be like when she’s not America’s Sweetheart. But a decade ago if you had told me this is what Aunt Becky is really like I wouldn’t have believed you.

  30. jen says:

    enormous fame my ass!

  31. judith reeder says:

    enormous???? really???

  32. JanetFerber says:

    In my observations, the only thing great wealth/fame brings is unfairness to other people, not the wealthy, famous one, who unfairly benefits. So yeah, Lori, shut up.

  33. Giddy says:

    What is this enormous fame you speak of? She needs a new sweatshirt that says “This is my going to jail shirt”

  34. Ina says:

    Enormously famous for being so full of herself!

  35. Neva_D says:

    Funny that she’s worried about following the law and unfairness *now*

  36. Beech says:

    Questions, when will the trial be scheduled, this year? Will her legal team request postponements? Jury trial or by judge? Thanks in advance for answers/explanations.

  37. Chef Grace says:

    She reeks of narcissistic type personality.
    Or she is just nuts. Who the f*ck is advising this woman? Gotta be someone who has a book/film deal in mind. 😄

  38. Texas says:

    I’ve never been a Full House fan. Not my kind of humor. I KK now who Lori is now and I can’t stand her.

  39. Sue Denim says:

    I still have to say again — I get the outrage but it’s weird and prob misogynistic that these are the faces of our rigged “meritocracy” when we have people like Kavanaugh and the orange jerk occupying the highest offices in the land. This is just more distraction from the real battles we need to be fighting, esp in light (dark?) of what went down in Alabama yesterday. Sorry, I’m bereft today over that…

  40. Ruyana says:

    I’d never heard of her until she got in trouble.

  41. Tuille says:

    I’ve read that she plans to defend herself by claiming she didn’t know there was anything illegal about what she did. As in the “I’m just stupid” defense.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Is her lawyer hoping to get disbarred?

      • Lady D says:

        Can she force her lawyer to go with that defense? Would her lawyer tell her to find another one if she did insist? Short of breaking the law, isn’t the lawyer to do what the client wants, even though it might go against their best interests? If I personally was paying a lawyer, I would listen to every word they said. I’m a big fan of listening when the pro’s speak. I’ve also been showing this case to my son. I don’t expect him to get into trouble or end up in court, but you never know. I pointed out the difference in their attitudes towards the court itself, demeanor and even the way they dress. Shortly I expect to point out the difference in their sentences.

    • minx says:

      Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Everyone would use that defense FFS. They have tapes.

  42. Yes Doubtful says:

    It’s sick, but she is loving all this attention. It’s the most “famous” she’s been in 20 years or more.

  43. paddingtonjr says:

    She should be paying attention to how RHONJ Theresa Guidice handled her incarceration: she’s still as popular as she every was in those circles and got a new car and several books out of it! Lori has absolutely no clue about life. She’s a working actress and had two series on Hallmark plus a recurring role on a Netflix series; a pretty sweet set up, especially given how old she is and how long she’s been in the business, but nothing near the success and fame of Felicity Huffman and Bill Macy. Felicity also has at least acted contrite and humble and accepted a plea deal; that goes a long way with judges. Lori has been joking and taking pictures with fans as if she’s at a screening of “Rad”.

  44. VeryVeryTerryJerry says:

    You need to get over yourself, woman. You screwed up big-time. Own it.

  45. kerwood says:

    She’s creating a narrative where she’s the Joan of Arc of the deplorables. If she is found guilty and there is more than one person of colour on the jury, the argument is going to be that she;s being punished because she’s a symbol of ‘traditional American values’ who just ‘made a mistake’. I have no doubt that she’s already been on the phone with the White House working on her pardon. If she’s acquitted (and I think that’s a possibility) it will be a triumph of ‘real Americans’.

  46. holly hobby says:

    Oh ffs! She can’t glean anything off this because Felicity didn’t go to trial. It was a sentencing hearing. Of course everything went well. She should follow suit and plead.

  47. Lisabella says:

    Honestly, I’m still in shock that anyone watched “Full House”. I saw it once and thought it needed to be cancelled season 1.

  48. JanetFerber says:

    She should start wearing a MAGA hat. Just for the optics. I love that the Mafiosa kid who brutally shot down another Mafiosa (blood all over the white car) wore a MAGA hat to court.