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Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert has reacted to the news of Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin’s release from prison after spending two months behind bars for her part in the nationwide college admissions scandal.
In May, Loughlin admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, while her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and one count of honest services wire and mail fraud.
The couple was accused of forking out $500,000 to Rick Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation to falsely assign their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team. Neither had ever participated in the sport. Loughlin initially pleaded not guilty and fought the charges for a year before accepting the plea deal.
“So when white actresses commit crimes they get new shows, pilots, etc. Lori Loughlin …I assume, will get an Emmy for her time in prison,” Hubert tweeted Monday afternoon. “Hmmmm…oh to be white, blond, and privileged!”
“No thanks I would rather be bold, black, and dignified!” she added.
Loughlin was not the only celebrity to do time for their part in the scam.
Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT score. Huffman pleaded guilty from the start, so she served 11 days at the same prison as Loughlin.
Loughlin is yet to publicly speak out since her release, but the welcome has been anything but warm.