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EXCLUSIVE: Lori Loughlin hides her face with a trash bag as she's released from prison to a waiting van after serving two months over college admissions scandal

 Lori Loughlin shielded her face from cameras with a trash bag as she was ushered out a side door and into a waiting van this morning after being released from prison for her role in the college admissions scandal, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show.

The Full House actress only served two months at the FCI Dublin in California, being released in the early hours of Monday morning. She entered the facility on October 30.

Loughlin, 56, wore a black hoodie covering the top of her head and a white face mask as she ducked her head down, blocking herself with a bag presumably filled with her belongings.


Despite the prison telling DailyMail.com she would not be shown any special treatment, a guard was seen letting Loughlin exit the building through a rarely used side door, where trash is normally taken out.

As terms of her release she must complete 100 hours of community service, pay a $150,000 fine and have two years of supervised release.

Meanwhile her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is serving his five-month sentence at a prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, California.

Loughlin and Giannulli were among the highest-profile defendants charged in the scheme, which revealed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into elite universities.

The couple admitted in May to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters, social media influencer Olivia Jade, 21, and Isabella Rose, 22, into the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though neither girl was a rower.

Their guilty plea was a stunning reversal for the couple, whose lawyers had insisted for a year they were innocent and accused investigators of fabricating evidence against them.  

Lori Loughlin shielded her face from cameras with a trash bag as she was ushered out a side door and into a waiting van this morning after being released from prison for her role in the college admissions scandal, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show

Lori Loughlin shielded her face from cameras with a trash bag as she was ushered out a side door and into a waiting van this morning after being released from prison for her role in the college admissions scandal, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show

Loughlin, 56, wore a black hoodie covering the top of her head and a white face mask as she ducked her head down, blocking herself with a bag presumably filled with her belongings

Loughlin, 56, wore a black hoodie covering the top of her head and a white face mask as she ducked her head down, blocking herself with a bag presumably filled with her belongings

Despite the prison telling DailyMail.com she would not be shown any special treatment, a guard was seen letting Loughlin exit the building through a rarely used side door, where trash is normally taken out

Despite the prison telling DailyMail.com she would not be shown any special treatment, a guard was seen letting Loughlin exit the building through a rarely used side door, where trash is normally taken out 

As terms of her release she must complete 100 hours of community service, pay a $150,000 fine and have two years of supervised release

As terms of her release she must complete 100 hours of community service, pay a $150,000 fine and have two years of supervised release

Lori Loughlin, pictured with her husband Mossimo Giannulli, left, in August last year, has been released from prison after serving two months over college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin, pictured with her husband Mossimo Giannulli, left, in August last year, has been released from prison after serving two months over college admissions scandal

The couple admitted in May to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters, pictured, into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither girl was a rower

The couple admitted in May to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters, pictured, into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither girl was a rower

The couple's daughter Olivia Jade broke her silence on the scandal earlier this month in a Red Table Talk interview with Jada Pinkett Smith.

She admitted she didn't think there was anything wrong with college bribery but now realizes that it's wrong and that her family 'messed up'. 

Loughlin and Giannulli were both initially supposed to report to prison on November 19, but prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Loughlin could start her sentence on October 30. 

Loughlin also agreed that she would not seek early release on coronavirus-related grounds, prosecutors said. Giannulli is scheduled to be released on April 17, the Bureau of Prisons says. 

The only public comments either Loughlin or Giannulli made about the case since their arrest last year came at their sentencing hearings in August. 

Loughlin told the judge her actions 'helped exacerbate existing inequalities in society' and pledged to do everything in her power to use her experience as a 'catalyst to do good.'


The Full House actress had been held in FCI Dublin in California, pictured, since Halloween Eve. She was released from prison Monday

The Full House actress had been held in FCI Dublin in California, pictured, since Halloween Eve. She was released from prison Monday

Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade says she didn't think there was anything wrong with college bribery because it was 'what everyone does' but now admits it's wrong

Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade says she didn't think there was anything wrong with college bribery because it was 'what everyone does' but now admits it's wrong

Their younger daughter, social media influencer Olivia Jade, made her first public remarks about the scandal this month on the series 'Red Table Talk.' Olivia Jade said she doesn't want or deserve pity.

'We messed up. I just want a second chance to be like, 'I recognize I messed up.' And for so long I wasn't able to talk about this because of the legalities behind it,' she said.

Of the nearly 60 parents, coaches and others charged in the case, about a dozen are still fighting the allegations. The sentences for the parents who have pleaded so far in the case range from a couple weeks to nine months.

The couple's daughter Olivia Jade repeatedly described feeling 'embarrassment' and 'shame' in an interview with Red Table Talk earlier this month.  

She said she now wants a 'second chance' and feels she deserves one because she's so young. 

It's unclear if either of them knew whether she was participating in the interview - she said she hadn't spoken to either of her parents since they went into prison.  

Olivia Jade awkwardly admitted that when the scandal first erupted in 2019, she couldn't understand 'why people were mad' that her parents had helped her cheat her way into the top college.

'When all this first happened and it became public I remember thinking, "how are people mad about this?" It sounds so silly but in the bubble that I grew up in, a lot of kids' parents were donating to schools. 

'It's not and it's not right but it was happening. So at first I was like, "I don't really understand what's wrong with this. I was like, "this is what everybody  does and my parents work really hard"'. 

Controversy: In April, prosecutors revealed images of Lori and Mossimo's daughters posing on rowing machines as part of their bid to bribe their way into the prestigious school

Controversy: In April, prosecutors revealed images of Lori and Mossimo's daughters posing on rowing machines as part of their bid to bribe their way into the prestigious school

'It is wrong': Olivia, seen with her parents at her high school graduation, admits to Jada and her mother Adrienne that she 'understands how wrong it is' that her parents bribed her into USC

'It is wrong': Olivia, seen with her parents at her high school graduation, admits to Jada and her mother Adrienne that she 'understands how wrong it is' that her parents bribed her into USC

She was savaged by Pinkett Smith's 67-year-old mother Adrienne who admitted at the start of the show she didn't want Olivia Jade to have a seat at their table because she felt she was using 'three black women' for her redemption story.  

Olivia said then that she hasn't spoken to either of her parents since they began their sentences because they are quarantining for COVID.

'There is no justifying or excusing what happened.

'What happened was wrong. Every single person in my family can be like "that was messed up. That was a big mistake." 

'But I think what's so important for me now is to learn from the mistake and not be shamed and punished and never given a second chance.

'I am 21. I feel like I deserve a second chance to redeem myself, to show I've grown.' 

9 comments:

  1. a trash bag is a befitting item for her and her character

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  2. Railroaded. She should never have been charged or tried.

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  3. Homeless disabled American veterans spend more time in jail for the make-believe crime of sleeping outside than this evil & greedy spoiled-rotten real criminal.

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  4. lori laughlin tried to garner some advantage for her child. trump's father reportedly also garnered advantage for trump by paying U Penn a good fortune to accept the unqualified trump. meanwhile what if any penalty did the USC official who solicited the bribe from laughlin and others have to serve.

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  5. She should not have been sent to prison.
    I find it ridiculous.

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  6. Why hasn't anyone who gave $$ and had a college building or wing named after them in jail?

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  7. "Lori Loughlin hides her face with a trash bag " Maybe some of her dates did also?

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