- Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are among up to 50 people who have been
- The actress, 54, deleted her Instagram after the news broke.
Lori Loughlin has deleted her Instagram amid reports that she allegedly cheated to get her children admitted to University of Southern California.
The Fuller House star, who previously had 1.9 million followers and nearly 1,500 posts on the social media platform, got rid of her account mere hours after the news surfaced. Her name now appears with a “user not found” sticker, and a disclaimer that reads “no posts yet.”
Her 20-year-old daughter, Isabella, (who goes by Bella) also made changes to her Instagram. She set her account to private in the wake of the scandal, which alleges that Lori and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and honest services mail fraud. The couple’s youngest daughter, 19-year-old Olivia, has continued to keep her Instagram public. Neither Bella nor Olivia has been named in the complaint.
According to outlets like and , Lori and Mossimo reportedly agreed to "pay bribes totaling $500,000 to bolster their two daughters' chances of gaining admission to USC." Their daughters were allegedly, "designated as recruits to the college's crew team—even though they did not participate in crew—thereby guaranteeing their admission in the college, according to documents."
Shortly after the information started circulating, Lori’s comments section was flooded with responses that criticized the actress as “pretentious” and “entitled.” Others jumped to her defense. “Praying for you and your family,” one person said. “Being a parent in this world is hard.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it appears none of the students or the universities involved in scandal are being charged at this time.
“It remains to be seen if we charge any students,” Andrew Lelling with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston said. “The schools are not considered co-conspirators.”