Actress Lori Loughlin is “outraged and extremely angry” over the release of her daughter’s rowing photos.
Olivia Jade Giannulli was “hysterical” after the photos were released by federal prosecutors, according to a report published Tuesday by US Weekly.
We’ve long reported that Lori Loughlin and her husband allegedly posed their 2 daughters on rowing machines to pass them off as recruits for USC crew. Now, prosecutors have released the images. #CollegeAdmissionsScandal pic.twitter.com/SQuALGUNWV
— Caroline Connolly (@CConnNBCBoston) April 10, 2020
“The pictures are obviously extremely inflammatory and controversial, meant to intimidate Lori because she has refused to take a plea deal,” a source told the outlet. “The photos were never submitted to USC as part of the application process. Lori’s lawyers will be responding to the photos of the girls on the rowing machine in a legal filing.”
The source said the “Full House” actress “won’t be bullied or intimidated by the federal government and she believes the jury will recognize it as well.”
“The family is constantly stressed and there are a lot of ups and downs,” another source told E! News. “They try to stay positive but it’s a cloud over their head at all times.” (RELATED: Feds Release Rowing Photos Of Lori Loughlin Allegedly Used In College Admissions Scandal)
“Just because neither [scam ring leader Rick] Singer nor the defendants actually used the word ‘bribe’ to describe the purported donations doesn’t mean that they were legitimate,” prosecutors said in a filing.
The actress has been accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to have her daughters admitted to the University of Southern California by having them pretend to be rowing recruits.