Ever since the college admissions scandal involving actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman broke, the two women have rarely been seen out in public. Even Loughlin's daughter, popular YouTube personality Olivia Jade, has disappeared from the public eye, perhaps trying to figure out what her next steps are in re-building her damaged reputation.
Loughlin was spotted out in public for one of the first times since the scandal went public and while she didn't give much information about what anyone can expect when she makes her first appearance in court, she did speak to TMZ. The Fuller House star and mom of two was spotted in Brentwood leaving a yoga class when the paparazzi finally caught up with her.
As she approached her car, the actress was asked if she regretted how she handled the entire college admission situation before she quickly told the paparazzi that she simply couldn't comment on the case.
“I’m sorry, I can’t talk to you,” she can be seen saying in a video posted by TMZ. “You can follow me around all day if you want, but I just can’t comment right now. But thank you for your time.”
Despite being asked numerous questions by the paparazzi including questions like, “are you afraid of going to prison?" and "do you think you’ll re-establish your relationship with your daughters?” Loughlin maintained her cool before getting into her car. "You have a beautiful day, thank you so much, thanks honey," she said as she opened her car door.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are two of the more well-known names involved in the recent college admissions scandal. The couple is accused of paying over $500,000 in bribes to secure admission to USC for their two daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade.
The couple is due to appear in court on April 3, and a source told PEOPLE they are very anxious and stressed about the entire situation. “It’s very hard for them to think about other things right now,” a source stated. “They are both feeling very stressed out.”
To make matters worse for Loughlin, her relationship with daughter Olivia has been strained since the scandal went public. “She is definitely upset with her parents.”
Loughlin and Giannulli will appear in court on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. TMZ writes, "Federal law enforcement sources tell TMZ, any plea would come with a recommendation by prosecutors that the actresses serve some time behind bars."
TMZ then writes that the source told them, "You can't have people being treated differently because they have money. That's how we got to this place. Every defendant will be treated the same."
In addition to the criminal charges, Loughlin was also dropped by Hallmark, and it was announced she would not be returning to her role as Aunt Becky for the final season of Fuller House.