Lori Loughlin is apparently freaking out over what a trial could mean for her daughters, according to People Magazine.
The Fuller House star is deeply concerned that her daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, will have to take the stand in a possible trial against her and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli. Both parents are accused of conspiracy to commit mail services fraud and money laundering for allegedly paying $500K to get their daughters into USC under false pretenses.
“Lori is very concerned about what a trial will do to her daughters,” a legal source tells People Magazine. “It will undermine every accomplishment they have in the future and it will be part of their story forever.”
On Monday, both Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty. They are facing up to 20 years for each charge.
“It’s not in their best interest for this to go to trial, and Lori knows it. Because if it goes to trial, the girls will have to take the stand, and be cross-examined by a prosecution that wants nothing more than to put a notch on their belt,” the source told the magazine.
“Lori is very afraid that her daughters will have to testify,” the source added. “That will traumatize them even more.”
Loughlin and her husband have apparently felt their family being ripped apart over the scrutiny from the trial. According to multiple reports, her daughters have been extremely hurt by their parents’ actions.
“Yes, she can think about the public perception of her, but that’s nothing compared to what her daughters think of her,” the source said.