Lori Loughlin‘s daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella, are not planning to “get revenge” on their mom by testifying against her in the college admissions cheating scandal, despite a phony tabloid report. The premise is complete nonsense. Gossip Cop has investigated the matter and we can bust it.
In a wide-ranging article, full of mischaracterizations and bogus claims, Star is reporting this week that Loughlin’s daughters “could get their revenge” on their mother by taking the stand against her in the Fuller House star’s upcoming trial. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying William “Rick” Singer $500,000 to help falsify their daughter’s high school records to help them gain admission into the University of Southern California. If convicted, Loughlin could face up to decades in prisons, though most legal experts expect a sentence of three to five years is more likely.
According to the questionable tabloid report, the stress of the trial is taking a tremendous toll on Loughlin, leaving her without friends, with legal fees that are forcing her to put her house on the market, and has “irreparably damaged her relationship with her daughters.” The story quotes a so-called “insider” as saying Loughlin is “heartbroken over what her girls have gone through,” but the Olivia Jade and Isabella are planning to get their mom back by testifying against her. The dubious insider adds, “They could send their mother prison.”
The claims made in the story are simply not true. Both daughters have been supportive of their mother. Olivia Jade has kept a low profile on social media since news of the scandal broke, but the one time she did post this summer was to wish her mother a happy birthday. Isabella, too, posted a loving message to her mother on Loughlin’s birthday. An article in August in the much more reliable People magazine, also reported that both of Loughlin’s daughters were standing by her ,and a source told the magazine, “They’ll be the first ones to visit her if she does have to spend time in jail.”
The claim that Loughlin and Giannulli have put their home up for sale is also false. While the couple is surely facing some large legal bills, Giannulli sold his fashion business in 2006 for a reported $135 million, which makes it unlikely the couple are in desperate need of money. The house was also used as collateral for the Loughlin and Gianulli’s bonds from jail as they await trial, which would make selling the property tricky. It’s worth noting that the house was on the market in 2017, but there is no longer a listing for it. Still, Gossip Cop checked in with our own source close to the actress, who tells us on the condition of anonymity that all the allegations in the article are untrue.
This isn’t the first time Gossip Cop has corrected a false story about the actress’s relationship with her daughters. In August, Star’s sister publication, the National Enquirer, made a similar assertion that Loughlin’s daughters had abandoned her in the wake of the scandal. Just like this most recent article, it was filled with false information and ignored all of the real evidence that contradicted the narrative. The gossip media is simply infusing fiction into the actress’s legal troubles.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.