Lori Loughlin fights back in the college admissions scandal

The actress has revealed part of her defense strategy, saying that prosecutors are withholding evidence that would help clear her of paying bribes.
1:29 | 12/15/19

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Back now with the latest on the college admissions scandal. Actress Lori Loughlin pushing back on claims that she paid bribes to get her daughter into college. Now accusing prosecutors of withholding evidence. Here's ABC's Marci Gonzalez. Reporter: Tonight, actress Lori Laughlin and her husband mossimo giannulli, going on the attack, revealing part of their defense strategy. The couple accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the university of southern California, now saying they didn't know the payments were bribes. Claim prosecutors are withholding proof of that. Their lawyers writing in a court filing, "The government appears to be concealing exculpatory evidence that helps show that both defendants believed all of the payments they made would go to usc itself for legitimate, university-approved purposes." It's very serious for a prosecuting attorney to withhold what may be exculpatory evidence. Reporter: While other parents, including actress felicity Huffman, have taken plea deals, Loughlin and giannulli maintain their innocence. In this case, unlike some of the others, there were actually falsified photographs and fake resumes created for Lori's children. I think it's going to be pretty difficult to convince a jury that they somehow believe they were just making innocuous donations. Reporter: The next hearing in the couple's case is scheduled for mid-january. They face up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

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