Mossimo Giannulli — who, along with wife Lori Loughlin, admitted to paying bribes to get their two daughters into USC — wants to complete the remainder of his prison sentence at home.
According to TMZ on Thursday, the fashion designer has filed legal documents asking a judge to allow him to spend the rest of his five-month sentence in home confinement.
Giannulli, who surrendered to authorities on November 19, says he has spent over 50 days in confinement as a result of the FCI Lompoc’s COVID-19 quarantine procedures.
However, he claims that his time in solitary is taking a mental, physical, and emotional toll on his well-being.
Per the papers, Giannulli says he is being confined to a small cell with only three 20-minute breaks per week.
“Mr. Giannulli spent almost 40% of his total sentence confined in solitary quarantine, despite testing negative for COVID-19 at least ten times and despite his counsel’s multiple requests that [the Bureau of Prisons] release him from quarantine,” his lawyers said in the filing.
Back in August, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton accepted Loughlin and Giannulli’s plea deals, in which Loughlin agreed to serve two months in prison, while Giannulli agreed to serve five months.
After beginning her sentence on October 30, the “Full House” actress was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, in late December after serving nearly two months.
In addition to jail time, Loughlin must also pay a $150,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service, while Giannulli must pay a $250,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service.
Citing court records, People reported in December that Loughlin has already paid her $150,000 fine.
In an interview on “Red Table Talk” that same month, Giannulli and Loughlin’s youngest daughter Olivia Jade broke her silence about the scandal and admitted to her white privilege.
“To be honest, I wasn’t angry,” she said when asked about her initial reaction to her parents’ scandal. “And I think it’s because I didn’t have a good understanding of what just happened. I didn’t see the wrong in it.”
“Like 100 percent honesty, when it first happened I didn’t look at it and say, ‘Oh my God, like, how dare we do this?’ I was like, ‘Why is everybody complaining? I’m confused what we did,’ and that’s embarrassing to admit,” she continued.
“That’s embarrassing within itself that I walked around my whole 20 years of life not realizing, ‘You have insane privilege. You’re like the poster child of white privilege. And you had no idea.’”