‘That nosy b*****d. Don’t say too much to him’: What Lori Loughlin and Mossimo told daughter Olivia Jade when ‘weasel’ high school counselor questioned her phony USC application that claimed she was a champion coxswain
- Lori and Mossimo will be sentenced on Friday for their roles in the college bribery scheme
- Prosecutors are pushing for her to be jailed for two months and him for five months
- In new court documents filed on Thursday, they once again laid out their case
- The couple paid $500,000 to get their two daughters into USC
- They had them pose as coxswains on rowing machines to build fake athlete profiles that would make them more attractive candidates
- When their youngest daughter Olivia Jade’s college counselor noticed the profile, he questioned it and contacted the college
- Mossimo called him a ‘nosey b****d’ and Lori called the man a ‘weasel’
- They told Olivia Jade not to talk ‘too much’ to the man because they feared he would disrupt the scheme
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli instructed their daughter Olivia Jade not to talk to her ‘nosey b*****d’ high school counselor after he questioned her USC application where she falsely claimed she was a coxswain.
The pair are awaiting sentencing for paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the California college as part of a bribery scheme ran by mastermind Rick Singer. It involved them making fake athlete profiles for the girls and presenting them as star rowers.
The couple pleaded guilty to fraud charges earlier this year. Prosecutors are asking that Mossimo be jailed for five months and that Lori serve two months.
In a sentencing memorandum filed in court in Massachusetts on Thursday, prosecutors once again described how the pair cheated the system.
They laid out how Mossimo was particularly angry with the college counselor, who had questioned Olivia Jade’s application, calling him a ‘nosey b*****d’.
Lori later called him a ‘weasel’. The counselor has not been named.
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli pictured arriving in court in August last year. The pair are awaiting sentencing for their role in the college bribery scheme
Olivia Jade posing on a rowing machine, pretending to be a crew star, for her fake athlete application
In January 2018, the prosecutors claim, the couple and Olivia Jade were discussing the risk of the counselor ‘disrupting their scheme’.
Lori and her daughter, Olivia Jade, in February 2018. She told her not to say ‘too much’ to college counselors
‘When their daughter asked whether she should list USC as her top choice school, Loughlin replied: “Yes . . . . But it might be a flag for the weasel to meddle,”‘ the documents claim.
‘Giannulli added: “F[***] him,” and remarked that the counselor was a “nosey b****d” Loughlin thereafter instructed her daughter: “Don’t say too much to that man.”’
Three months later, after she had been ‘flagged’ as a recruit for the school’s crew team, the counselor intervened, telling USC officials that he had no knowledge of her ever being involved in the sport.
‘Based on what I knew of her video blogging schedule highly doubted she was involved in crew,’ he said, in reference to her lucrative YouTube account where she made money through make-up tutorial videos.
Giannulli confronted the counselor and ‘aggressively’ asked him what he’d been telling USC about his daughters.
‘[He] asked why [the counselor] was trying to ruin or get in the way of their opportunities,’ the documents claim.
Lori also told Olivia Jade ‘not to say too much’ about her applications.
In emails to his accountant, Mossimo described having to cheat the system to get the girls into the school.
The couple’s other daughter, Isabella, submitted a similar fake photo
‘Good news my [older] daughter [ ] is in [U]SC . . . bad [news] is I had to work the system,’ he said in one.
In another, he asked: ‘The last college “donation” for [my younger daughter]. Can’t I write this off?’ in reference to a $200,000 payment he’d made.
The pair will be sentenced on August 21.
They both initially pleaded not guilty, risking 40 years behind bars while other parents who were charged – including Felicity Huffman – hurriedly accepted plea deals.
Earlier this year, the pair suddenly switched their pleas. They also tried to rush the sentencing, sparking speculation they were hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic would keep them out of prison.
Prosecutors also argued Monday that Giannulli deserved a harsher sentence than his wife, because he played a more active role in the conspiracy, even ‘brazenly lying’ to one of his daughter’s school counselors about her athletic ability.
‘Loughlin took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit, eagerly enlisting Singer a second time for her younger daughter, and coaching her daughter not to ‘say too much’ to her high school’s legitimate college counselor, lest he catch onto their fraud,’ the prosecutors wrote.
The celebrity couple allowed their children to become ‘complicit in crime’ as they pushed Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, pictured with Loughlin, to pose in staged photographs
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