Lori Loughlin’s husband out of solitary confinement, pleads for early release

Mossimo Giannulli’s lawyers are asking for him to be released from prison and sent to house arrest after spending nearly half of his 5-month sentence in isolation due to COVID-19 protocols.
2:48 | 01/22/21

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Transcript for Lori Loughlin’s husband out of solitary confinement, pleads for early release
Wait, there's more. First we'll talk about Lori Loughlin's husband now out of solitary confinement asking to be released early from his five-month sentence for his role in that chej scandal and Kaylee Hartung joins us with more from Los Angeles. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Good morning, Cecilia. The fashion designer went to jail knowing that a quarantine would be the first step of his sentence but after that isolation period turned into 56 day, his lawyers are making the case it's time for him to go home. This morning, mossimo giannulli holding out hope a judge will soon send him home from prison. Last year the fashion designer and husband of TV star Lori Loughlin pleaded guilty for his role in the "Varsity blues" college admission scandal. He's now about halfway through his sentence but after spending nearly two months in solitary confinement because of covid-19 protocols his attorneys are asking he be released early. Giannulli's lawyer details how his time 24 isolation took a toll on his mental, physical and emotional well-being describing how for 56 day, 24 hours a day he was kept in a small cell with just three 20-minute breaks a earlier this month he was finally transferred to a minimum security prison camp. His lawyer now asking that he complete his sentence in home confinement. Lori, what is your concerns here? Reporter: Prosecutors asking the judge to deny his motion insisting his extended quarantine was necessary due to his contact with other inmates who tested positive for covid-19 and his own complaints of symptoms consistent with the virus adding that while confined he had access to books, mail, a limited commissary and television. Anything to say? Reporter: Giannulli's wife Loughlin who also pleaded guilty and served a two-month prison sentence of her own is reportedly worried about her husband. A source telling "People" magazine Lori with put everything on hold until mossimo is home. Good morning, everybody. Reporter: Their daughter Olivia jade last month broke her silence on the scandal on Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red table talk" making her return to YouTube on Thursday after a year-long hiatus sharing a day in her pandemic life. Making breakfast, working out and playing with her new puppy saying she hopes to move forward from the scandal. The thing I wanted to do the most was apologize for so long and felt like I got to do that at "Red table" and so although I can't change the past I can change how I act and what I do going forward just for my own mental sanity, I don't want to keep rehashing things but move on and do better. Reporter: Since serving her jail time, Lori Loughlin's now been back home in L.A. With her daughters for nearly a month. If giannulli's request to go home early is denied he won't be reunited with them until mid-april.

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