Lori Loughlin and her husband are in deep trouble.
As reported before, she and her husband idiotically turn down a plea bargain, because they thought the district attorney was “bluffing.”
How stupid can you be?
But listen– please stop calling her a “cheater,” because she SO IS NOT!
After pleading not guilty earlier this week, a source tells PEOPLE that the couple resents how the case is playing out in the public eye.
“This is putting unspeakable stress on her and her family,” a source close to Loughlin tells PEOPLE. “They’re having to play this all out publicly, and they’re fair game for jokes and memes, but also outraged [by] people who are saying that they are cheaters.”
“They’re being destroyed,” the source adds.
Oh wait. It gets worse. Not only is she upset that people are calling her a cheater (which she is). Guess how she and her husband plan to defend themselves.
They’re going to plead ignorance. Yeah yeah. Apparently, they’re going to say that they didn’t understand the “legalities” of bribing people to get their girls into colleges that they didn’t deserve to get into in the first place. They had no idea they were doing something shady and illegal! Please don’t send them to jail! They didn’t know!!!!!
“You read the complaint and they look like criminal masterminds,” the source tells PEOPLE. “But they really didn’t know the legalities of what was going on. 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.”
The source tells PEOPLE that Loughlin and Giannulli truly believed that their actions were comparable to those of other parents who take extraordinary steps to help their their children get into upper-tier colleges.
“Calling in favors, donating money to the alumni association, hiring consultants. Those are all things that parents do,” says the source. “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.”
The source continues, “She never intended to break any laws, and if she did, it was inadvertent.”
B. Freaking. S. How gross can that couple get? Are they trying to win a contest or something?