New information continues to come to light as actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, inch closer to their trial.

In 2019, they were accused of paying William "Rick" Singer $500,000 so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, could attend the University of Southern California (USC). Following the allegations, both Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery. 

However, some believe that they have a "secret weapon" that they will use to prove their innocence.

According to TMZ, insiders have revealed that Loughlin and Giannulli's defense will revolve around the fact that they say they did not bribe former senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel. As stated by the outlet, both Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose were accepted to the university before the school official received any money. Additionally, it has been said that any money Heinel did receive was from Singer himself and outside of the family's knowledge.

This is in contrast to what the prosecution has alleged regarding their involvement in the ongoing admissions scam. Previously, a report surfaced that they are in possession of an email that Giannulli sent to his accountant that stated he had to "work the system."

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It has also been reported that the former athletic director, Pat Haden, was given a "clear directive" from USC to raise money. Some also believe he may be called as one of the key witnesses in the upcoming trial.

As for Olivia Jade, the YouTuber resurfaced in a video posted to the streaming site in December. However, the decision to return is said to have not only caused problems between her and the former "Fuller House" actress but could also result in "catastrophic" consequences regarding her career. At this time, it is unknown if she and her sister will also be charged as defendants.

At this time, both Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty, but some have suggested that she could receive a lighter sentence if she took certain steps. Her next court date is set for Jan. 17.

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli "Fuller House" star Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among 50 people indicted in the college bribery scandal. Photo: AFP/Joseph Prezioso