Lori Loughlin is enjoying life while she can, believing she will have to go to prison in the college admissions scandal, a source exclusively told RadarOnline.com.
The former Full House star, 55, is “on a mission to self-sabotage ahead of her sentencing,” which includes wild spending sprees, the insider close to Loughlin said.
“She seems to have given up and just wants to go down with a huge bang at this point.”
As Radar readers know, the actress and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, 56, both have pleaded not guilty to federal charges for paying $500,000 in bribes to have their daughters Bella, 21, and Olivia, 20, accepted to USC. Their daughters were allegedly accepted as recruited crew coxswains, even though they did not participate in crew.
“Lori turned the corner and backed out of considering a guilty plea due to her husband’s insistence,” the insider claimed to Us. “She had been talking to her lawyers about it, but her friends and family were encouraging her to pursue a plea deal. She’s only listening to Mossimo though.”
However, now the source has claimed to Radar that Loughlin fears the jig is up: “There’s still a delusional side to Lori that’s keeping her fingers crossed for a miracle, but she’s scaled way back on legal meetings and preparing her defense ahead of the trial – and that’s a huge sign she’s accepted her and Mossimo’s fate behind bars.
“Lori’s convinced she’s been totally scapegoated and is walking around in a furious fog, trying to make the best of things day-to-day. She almost doesn’t care what happens to her now, or so she says, so she’s doing what the hell she wants and saying a big ‘f*** you’ to her critics.”
That includes becoming a shopaholic, as Loughlin was spotted dropping hundreds of dollars in Beverly Hills over the holidays, as The Sun reported.
The star bought a $200 blanket that read: “I secretly mouth the words ‘what the f**k’ at least ten times a day.”
An onlooker exclusively told The Sun Online that she laughed when reading the vulgar phrase.
She was heard asking a salesperson, “I think that’s kind of true for everyone, right?”
Lori also purchased a $60 tee-shirt that read, “I love sarcasm. It’s like punching people in the face with words.”
In an awkward moment, Lori passed by a large throw pillow with “USC Trojans” embroidered on it, The Sun‘s spy noted.
Meanwhile, her daughter, internet star Olivia, recently returned to YouTube after a long absence following the family disgrace.
Olivia said she wants to move on with her life.
She recently looked carefree with her boyfriend while her mother faces possible jail time.