Bette Midler took a shot at Lori Loughlin over her involvement in the ongoing college admissions scandal.
Midler addressed the former “Fuller House” star after she and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, revealed they plan to plead not guilty to new federal charges related to bribery. The “Hocus Pocus” actress hinted that, due to her celebrity, Loughlin can expect a light sentence.
“Lori Laughlin [sic] has pleaded not guilty to new college admissions charges. She must be really starting to panic that the judge might put her away for...oh, I don’t know...hours!” Midler wrote.
Lori Laughlin has pleaded not guilty to new college admissions charges. She must be really starting to panic that the judge might put her away for...oh, I don’t know...hours!— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 3, 2019
Although she's not mentioned by name, the jab may also be a reference to actress Felicity Huffman, who served 11 days of a 14-day prison sentence for her role in the infamous scam ring. Huffman confessed to paying a proctor to correct her oldest daughter’s answers on the SAT. She considered the same for her younger daughter but ultimately decided against it. In addition to 14 days in prison, Huffman also received one year of probation, was ordered to perform 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine. Many were quick to note that Huffman's sentence seemed light given her crime.