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DEVELOPING: High School Counselor for Lori Loughlin's Daughter May be Called as a Witness

May 16, 2019 - 1:06 pm
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There's a new development concerning actress Lori Loughlin and the college admissions scandal.

The high school counselor for Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade, may be called as a witness against the actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli.

The counselor at Marymount High School in Los Angeles was allegedly involved in some kind of confrontation with Giannulli last year.

This was after he questioned why their daughter was admitted to USC as a crew athlete when the school doesn't have a rowing team.

The couple has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud and money laundering charges.

Earlier this month, a source says actress Loughlin feels wronged in the college admissions scandal and is urging her lawyers to fight charges she bribed to get her two daughters into USC.

The source close to discussions about the case tells the LA Times that Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli genuinely feel they were duped.

LA legal analyst and defense attorney Lou Shapiro tells KNX that her legal team is searching for holes in the prosecution case:

"Did she know, in fact, know about this whole conspiracy or did she find out closer in time to when the news broke like everybody else did? Her lawyer will probably be looking for evidence that paints her as a victim of a crime rather than the one who was perpetrating it," he said.

-AP contributed to this report