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Lori Loughlin & Mossimo Giannulli Showing 'United Front' In Arguing For New Joint Court Date

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It’s been a hell of a few months for Lori Loughlin, who will no doubt use Sunday, July 28th as a barometer considering she turns 55 years old on that day.

But it may not be much of a day to celebrate for the Fuller House star and her family, as she and hubby Mossimo Giannulli are now facing a new date to have their time in court over the ongoing college admissions scandal. And if the couple gets their way in court, well, they’ll be facing the proverbial music together, rather than one by one.

Related: Wait, Are Lori & Mossimo Second-Guessing Their ‘Not Guilty’ Pleas?!

According to court documents first obtained this week by the San Jose Mercury News, the new court date has come about because the couple — who are being represented by attorneys from the same law firm — is arguing for the right to present a “united front” in their case. That is, the attorneys have posited in court docs that the joint representation poses no conflict of interest for either Loughlin or Giannulli, and they ought to be allowed to proceed forward jointly, as one entity.

The lawyers lay out their claims very simply in the court docs, writing (below):

“Giannulli and Loughlin are innocent of the charges brought against them and are eager to clear their names, and they believe their interests will be advanced most effectively by presenting a united front against the Government’s baseless accusations.”

‘Baseless accusations,’ you say? Quite the confident legal team!!! But it’s that ‘united front’ move that may link them together forever — whether guilty or innocent — and could affect the outcome of the entire case moving forward.

Practically speaking, at least in the short-term, that means the next scheduled court date for both Lori and Mossimo will be a joint appearance on August 27 — exactly a month from now. During that visit to the courthouse, the couple is reportedly expected to waive their rights to separate attorneys and move forward together towards trial.

In some ways, that may be a gutsy move, but it’s clear the united front is strong between the TV personality and her fashion designer husband. If the two are to go down to any government-led prosecution, well, it appears they’ll go down together. Isn’t there something weirdly romantic about that?!

Related: Lori’s Relationship With Daughter Olivia Jade Is Improving… Slowly…

Whatever the case is — and however this case goes — we know we’ll be doing plenty more reporting on it as Lori and Mossimo face the government’s music over whether they actually bribed college admissions officials at USC. This is FAR from the last we’ve heard here, y’all.

What do U think about Lori & Mossimo’s potential guilt or innocence, anyways, now that you’ve had some time to process the entire bribery scandal?! This is truly one of the stories of the year, isn’t it?! How crazy and salacious… still doesn’t even seem real in some ways!!!

[Image via WENN]

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Jul 27, 2019 16:35pm PDT