On April 9, Felicity Huffman pled guilty to her role in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, likely guaranteeing at least some jail time for the actress.
The next day, on April 10, news broke that Lori Loughlin was being offered a plea deal by prosecutors that would include at least two years in jail.
Reportedly, Loughlin believed the DA was bluffing in the meeting. A source close to Loughlin says Lori "has been in complete denial and thought maybe she could skate by."
Because of this, she "refused to accept any jail time and thought the DA was bluffing. She was adamant she wouldn't do any jail time."
EXCLUSIVE! Lori Loughlin thought the DA was bluffing so she rejected their first plea and now faces additional char… https://t.co/3K0rpzQC2W— E! News (@E! News)1554924854.0
Well, it turns out the DA was NOT bluffing. As a result of Loughlin rejecting their plea deal, the DA filed an additional money laundering charge against her.
According to a report which quoted a source familiar with Loughlin's side of the story, Loughlin is beating herself up for not accepting the initial deal.
"Lori is finally realizing just how serious this is,. he is seeing the light that she will do jail time and is freaking out."
Though the situation looks dire for Loughlin, something magical was happening over on Twitter.
When news of her plea refusal broke, it spawned a pretty epic joke:
she thought the DA had a pair of 5's but they really had a ..................... Full House https://t.co/JfbvVPJEEh— Whitney McIntosh (@Whitney McIntosh)1554928194.0
Twitter laughed for what felt like a full year.
@WhitneyM02 @CushKobain https://t.co/6q5q2WNyxj— Herfeffine Pfefferfeffer (@Herfeffine Pfefferfeffer)1554949642.0
@WhitneyM02 https://t.co/3kdP9yF3W2— Cowboy Kof (@Cowboy Kof)1554932641.0
@WhitneyM02 @CushKobain LORD JESUS LMAO— The Creole Khaleesi (@The Creole Khaleesi)1554949379.0
Everyone offered @WhitneyM02 some major props for the burn.
@WhitneyM02 am actively angry at how good this is— tracy the emotional support penguin (@tracy the emotional support penguin)1554933985.0
@WhitneyM02 Art.— Art Or Not Art (@Art Or Not Art)1554935472.0
Others tried to replicate Whitney's process...with little success.
@ericstephen @Marc_Normandin @WhitneyM02 I'm thinking of an Olsen-twin/cards pun. Like "a pair of nieces" instead o… https://t.co/tPK0n1KCkr— Grant Brisbee (@Grant Brisbee)1554933000.0
@WhitneyM02 @GrantBrisbee @Marc_Normandin At the very least I hope someone at the sentencing hearing says “Have mercy.” It’s all I got— Eric Stephen (@Eric Stephen)1554933135.0
@WhitneyM02 https://t.co/yzIFk3yJW6— Moostakes (@Moostakes)1554947321.0
If only one thing survives from the college admissions scandal story, we all hope it's this joke.
@SFGate ✂️👉🏽👍🏽 https://t.co/OXHZUtxZBh— El Kap (@El Kap)1554947029.0
@nypost Her new roommate https://t.co/kSykOi1KJc— Thomas Sullivan (@Thomas Sullivan)1554990140.0
People online were glad Loughlin was seeing the consequences of her actions instead of skating by as she hoped she would.
@nypost She needs to DEAL with it, do the crime pay for your crime #dothecrimepayforyourcrime https://t.co/OEoyDfRQNx— Bridgett cooper Wagner (@Bridgett cooper Wagner)1554990428.0
@PageSix You could tell that by her signing autographs outside the courtroom🙄.— Marlot (@Marlot)1554940405.0
@PageSix https://t.co/C7fcRgUo9M— Kimberly (@Kimberly)1554944968.0
Most people online thought that Loughlin should have taken the plea deal when she had the chance.
@enews Uhhhh yeah because if you plead guilty you usually get less time depending on the crime. She obviously commi… https://t.co/m2oPLmth2e— Sarah Eggebraaten (@Sarah Eggebraaten)1554936322.0
Sadly her chance is gone now and she'll have to contend with money laundering charges as well.
Lori, the next time the DA says they have something on you, LISTEN.