The hits keep coming for Lori Loughlin’s and her family.
Multiple sources are reporting that as of yesterday, federal authorities have officially launched a brand new investigation into Lori’s daughter Olivia Jade for knowing about the illegal plot and doing nothing to stop it.
According to reports, the daughter received a target letter from federal prosecutors in Massachusetts in the past couple of days.
Here is more from Hot Air:
It’s unclear whether the daughter in question is YouTube star Olivia Jade or her older sister Bella. But if the feds are willing to try to squeeze a guilty plea out of Ma and Pa Giannulli by threatening one daughter, presumably they’re willing to threaten the other eventually as well.
Which means now’s the moment for Loughlin to put those acting chops to use, call a presser, and unleash a teary made-for-TV “you can do what you want to me but leave my girls alone, you monsters” attack on the feds. Public support will skyrocket overnight. …
“It is clear that some students are going to be charged,” the Daily Mail’s source added, claiming that they know of five other students who’ve received “letters of intent” from the feds and all five happen to be children of parents who’ve been charged but refused to plead guilty. It’s a leverage play by the Justice Department and probably an effective one: A source tells People magazine that Loughlin is understandably “very afraid that her daughters will have to testify. That will traumatize them even more.” If the prospect of her children being forced to be witnesses in her own trial is weighing on her, imagine what the prospect of them being charged will do.
Although the fact that at least one of them has received a letter of intent means that daughter could and would plead the Fifth rather than testify, right? The feds are after mom and dad, not her. If it came down to it, she could presumably extract immunity from prosecutors in return for her testimony against Loughlin and her father. Which brings us back to the great unsolved mystery: Why didn’t Loughlin take the original plea deal the feds offered and spare her and her kids this ordeal? …
Is anyone really surprised by this? I mean, we’re finding out that the college-age children of celebrities are spoiled brats who think they deserve it all.