Aunt Becky’s Daughters Are Struggling With Her Jail Time
Updated November 23, 2020.
Nearly a year after the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal gained national attention, actress Lori Loughlin (best known for her role as Aunt Becky in the family sitcom “Full House”) has begun her sentence in prison. The actress, who paid $500,000 in bribes to arrange to have her two daughters accepted into USC, began her sentence on October 30th and is a “wreck.” Still, according to US Weekly, the actress is trying “her best to be brave and look at the end result but there was nothing that could dissipate her fears.”
US Weekly reports that an unnamed sources Loughlin was dreading her two months sentence. “Her mind keeps telling her that something will go horribly wrong in prison or that her stay could be prolonged.”
While Loughlin’s prison sentence is proving hard for her, it’s her daughters that seem to be hurting the most.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli’s daughters are without their parents who are now both in jail for their role in last year’s college admissions scandal. A source close to the family recently told People that their daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli are not taking the separation well.
“It’s just a nightmare for them,” the source told People “They were very upset when they said goodbye to Lori. But to have both of their parents now in prison at the same time is very upsetting.”
Giannulli was sent to prison on Nov. 19, booked into a federal prison in Lompoc, California. He is serving five months in prison on two fraud charges.
Loughlin reported to prison at the end of October to serve a two-month sentence at a location in Dublin, California.
Three weeks into Loughlin’s sentence, a source close to the actress revealed that she is slowly adjusting to her daily prison routine.
“She has not had any specific problems,” a source told People.com. “No one has tried any s— with her. No one is bullying her. The guards aren’t treating her any differently than other inmates.”
“She was a little weepy on her first night there,” the source revealed. “But she pulled herself together quickly. Now she’s resolved to finish her sentence with her head held high.”
The medium security prison offers pilates and yoga, as well as classes in calisthenics. The actress will be in quarantine for 14 days before joining the rest of the prison members who are part of the same facility where actress Felicity Huffman also served 11 days of her sentence for her part in the scandal. The Dublin facility reportedly has lower COVID-19 numbers.. Loughlin is expected to be released by Christmas.
During the summer, Jade, 20, posted a story to her Instagram page addressing nationwide protests over the unwarranted deaths of Black people across the country like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Speaking to her followers, Jade underlined that “not being racist is not enough.”
Jade urged followers to speak up and correct others when they hear them spout racist comments.
“If you hear people saying disrespectful things. CORRECT THEM. Don’t sit there & allow this to continue happening,” she wrote in an Instagram story. “[And if] someone saying something like ‘no one is around that it offends.’ Or ‘It’s a joke’ IT SHOULD OFFEND all of us because it’s outright wrong and disgusting that humans talk/treat other HUMANS the way we’ve seen. Explain how it’s not funny at all. How actually ignorant it sounds. How uneducated you sound when u [sic] are are undermining what black people had had to deal with for generations. Speak up!!!”
Jand went on to explain that as a “person who is born into privilege based on my skin color & financial situation I was not always aware that these issues were still so present. And that makes me feel awful. But that also fuels me.”
Jade also said that she wants to”learn more and do more and be better for all my beautiful black friends and any other person who faces discrimination.”
“I’m not racist and I never have been but I need to speak up about this because just not being racist isn’t enough. It out rages [sic] me. It makes me feel sick. It brings me to tears. THERE SHOULD NOT BE SUCH A GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE LIKE THIS,” she explained.
Jade also directed her followers to use their white privilege to stop the injustice.
“‘We need to support and stand up and speak and USE OUR WHITE PRIVILEGE TO STOP THIS. We need to stop complaining about the smallest things because the black community are fearful of dying and being oppressed every single day just on the way they look and how they were born,” she wrote. “Time to step up and keep making noise because this cannot continue to happen. IT’S DISGUSTING.”
Although clearly Jade meant well, many expressed that they felt her comments were tone-deaf.
Many were quick to point out that Jade’s parents have been using their white privilege in the past year since being accused of bribing their daughters into school to get off scot-free. In fact, it was recently revealed that if the judge presiding over their case accepts their formal plea agreements this week Jade’s parents will only serve two months and five months in prison for their crimes.
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