Actress Lori Loughlin said she made an “awful decision” during her sentencing in the college admissions scandal.
Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison Friday after pleading guilty to fraud charges, according to Fox News.
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“I made an awful decision,” Loughlin said in court, Fox News reported. “I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process.”
“In doing so, I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass,” she added. “I thought I was acting out of love for my children, but in reality it only undermined and diminished my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments.” (RELATED: Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli Sentenced In College Admissions Scandal)
Loughlin admitted her decision “helped exacerbate existing inequalities in society, generally, and the higher education system, more specifically.”
“That realization weighs heavily on me and while I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward,” she reportedly said. “I have great faith in God and I believe in redemption. I will do everything in my power to redeem myself and use this experience as a catalyst to do good and give back for the rest of my life.”
Loughlin will serve two months in prison. Then she will serve two years of supervised release, pay a $150,000 fine and complete 100 hours of community service, per the same report.