The fall out from Lori Loughlin's involvement in the college admissions scandal has hit the exclusive Bel-Air country club she attends with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and their two daughters. Ever since the pair were named in the case back in spring of 2019, there's apparently been a ton of drama at the members only club. After some intense backlash from their fellow members, as well as the club's president, Loughlin and Giannulli have forfeited their memberships.
According to a People source, Loughlin and Gianulli have "lost friends ever since the college scandal unfolded." Not only have they lost friends, other people at the club "have been very critical about their actions. The backlash has been intense. They have been members of the country club for many years. Their current house even overlooks the golf course. Many of their friends are members as well."
While the country club's board of directors initially voted to only suspend Loughlin and Giannulli's memberships, this decision didn't fly with the club's president Michael Gallagher. According to TMZ, Loughlin and Giannulli were to have their membership reinstated after they served time, however, Gallagher put a stop to that. "This unprecedented board decision to allow felons to continue as members causes irreparable reputational harm to the Club and its members," Gallagher wrote in a scathing letter to the board.
"The board action, taken on behalf of the Club's membership, now establishes our Club as a place of refuge and comfort for known felons," the letter continues. "This matter is already well known in the golfing world, domestically and internationally, and our Club has become a laughingstock."
After Gallagher spoke out against them, Loughlin and Mossimo "voluntarily resigned much to the disappointment of many of the members and the board" a source told People. The embroiled couple are reportedly "upset" over the loss of their club membership. "The club has been an important part of their social life for a long time," the source continued. "They didn’t want to resign, but also felt they didn’t want to be a part of drama and hostility. They were upset about it, but felt like they had no choice. They didn’t feel welcomed."
In addition to losing their club membership, Loughlin and Giannulli will also serve brief prison sentences for their involvement in the bribery scandal. Loughlin is expected to serve just two months, while Giannulli will serve five months.