Disgraced couple Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli can’t seem to catch a break these days.
As they continue to face the possibility of going to prison for their hand in the college admissions bribery scandal, the actress and the fashion designer have lost out on their privileges in their own community.
Loughlin and Giannulli have reportedly ‘voluntarily resigned’ from the exclusive Bel-Air Country Club after facing backlash for their actions. According to an insider, the couple has lost friends after news of their alleged bribery broke out in 2019.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of people criticized what the pair did and their social life suffered for it. And while a source said that there were members and directors who were disappointed in their resignation, the club’s board also unanimously voted to suspend their membership as well.
This is certainly another blow to their life as a lot of their friends are also members at the club. A letter from Bel-Air Country Club president Michael Gallagher stipulates that the suspension would be lifted once Loughlin and Giannulli have served their time.
Damage to the Club’s Reputation
According to Gallagher, allowing felons to carry on as part of the club would do ‘irreparable reputational harm’ to not just the group but also its members. He also noted that letting them stay would make the club a ‘laughingstock’.
As can be expected the ‘Fuller House’ actress and her husband were both upset and felt that they were left without a choice but to leave. Their decision was also prompted by the fact that they didn’t want to be part of a hostile environment where they didn’t feel welcome anymore.
Ongoing Legal Battle
In case you’re out of the loop, Loughlin and Giannulli will be sentenced officially this coming August after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges in relation to the admission of their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose to the University of Southern California (USC).
The couple reportedly conspired with mastermind William ‘Rick’ Singer to pass off their children as varsity rowing recruits to the university despite them not being active in the sport at all. Loughlin and Gianulli allegedly paid Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation $500,000 to facilitate the scheme.
Loughlin’s plea deal involves spending two months in prison, paying a fine of $150,000, and doing 250 hours of community service. The terms are still up for approval from the judge.