Mossimo Giannulli placed in minimum security following release from isolation
Last Modified: Jan 21, 2021
Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli has been released from solitary confinement. According to Us Weekly, he was moved to a minimum-security area of the prison.
The 57-year-old was initially meant to be placed in minimum security. But he was made to spend an “extended period” in quarantine after being exposed to other prisoners who had tested positive to COVID-19. In quarantine, Giannulli was reported to have felt coronavirus-like symptoms and was tested additionally.
“There, he had access to books, mail, and a television and could communicate with other inmates in isolation through their cells,” the outlet said, citing federal prosecutors’ filing.
Mossimo Giannulli has called his solitary confinement “far more extreme than what the court recommended.”
He had requested to serve the remainder of his sentence at home but the judge has yet to rule on Giannulli’s request.
“Every day that Mr. Giannulli spent in isolation caused harm to his physical, mental, and emotional health,” his attorney revealed at the time.
Giannulli was ordered to pay a $250,000 fine and 250 hours of community service for his involvement in the scandalous college admissions in 2019. His actress wife Lori Loughlin was served two months in a prison and was released in late December 2020.