Nothing gets the people going like a dirty court case involving a celebrity and boy do we have one here.
Back on March 5th, I happily blogged that Aunt Becky was getting her Teflon on:
Her lawyers called for her case to be dismissed after new evidence surfaced that the FBI was working with with the individual that helped set up the rowing scam, which got her two kids into USC:
SOURCE-Lori Loughlin is armed with new evidence which could prove crucial in exonerating her and her husband Mossimo Giannulli in the college admissions scandal.
The couple claims to have proof that the mastermind behind the sprawling scheme, Rick Singer, was told by FBI agents to lie about whether parents knew they were paying bribes, rather than legitimate donations.
In a February 26 motion to postpone Loughlin and Giannulli's upcoming trial date, attorney Sean Berkowitz wrote that prosecutors had handed over notes from Singer's iPhone describing the alleged FBI coercion.
'Singer's notes indicate that FBI agents yelled at him and instructed him to lie by saying that he told his clients who participated in the alleged "side door" scheme that their payments were bribes, rather than legitimate donations that went to the schools,' Berkowitz wrote.
Now, the federal prosecutors have decided to punch back by releasing the photos of Lori's daughters on rowing ergs:
SOURCE-The infamous pics Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli took of their daughters on rowing machines -- allegedly to get them into USC through a side door -- have finally been revealed.
Federal prosecutors dropped the photos Thursday in their response to Lori and Mossimo's motion to dismiss the case. Olivia Jade and her sister, Bella, are seen doing their best rowing on ERG machines. Prosecutors blurred their faces in the pics -- which we've heard about since the college admissions scandal broke more than a year ago -- but the documents make it clear it's them.
According to prosecutors, on Sept. 7, 2016 … Mossimo sent Rick Singer -- the college admissions scandal mastermind -- an email with Olivia's rowing pic attached. The feds say that email and pic were in response to Singer requesting the pic in an August email, saying … "It would probably help to get a picture with her on an ERG in workout clothes like a real athlete too."
I would've loved to hear the conversation that went into Lori getting both of her daughters on that erg. "Yeah, honey, we have to go to the gym real quick and get you on a rowing erg. It's for college. Don't ask any questions. Just sit there and look fit."
I know this will probably cause a little bit of drama in the Loughlin home. We are a year out from when this story first dropped. Both of her daughters probably felt that this was almost past them from a PR perspective and more pictures coming out definitely make them embarrassed. That being SAID. Somewhere, Teflon Aunt Becky is looking at this "punch back" from the feds and thinking to herself, "really? that's it? That is your best shot? I thought I was supposed to be afraid of the feds."
I'm Team Aunt Becky in this one. I have been since the start. I will stick by her side no matter the circumstance. If the feds are SO concerned about kids getting into college "illegally" then why don't they look into the hundreds of donated libraries and athletic centers across the nation? You think Chad from Choate got into Yale with a 27 on the ACT and a 3.2 GPA because he wrote a good essay? Selective use of the law in my opinion and I will NOT back down in my support of Aunt Becky. Credit to her and her law team not stepping down either. She could've taken the easy way out like that woman from Desperate Housewives. 14 days in jail and then it's all over.
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
P.s. If you're wondering how her daughter Olivia is doing, it seems she is doing just fine!