Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli both pleaded not guilty to the charges against them in the college admissions scandal on Monday.
The couple, who are parents to Isabella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Lori and Mossimo are accused of agreeing to “pay bribes totalling $500,000” in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team, despite the fact that they did not participate in crew, in order to facilitate their admission to USC.
After the pair entered a not guilty plea, a source told E! News: “Lori really believes she isn’t guilty and that any parent would have done the same thing that she did if they were in that position.”
“She plans to fight this and for her girls. She can’t imagine what will happen to them if she goes to jail. She’s rolling the dice and thinks that she has a strong defense.”