Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
After pleading not guilty earlier this week, a source tells PEOPLE that the couple resents how the case is playing out in the public eye.
Loughlin, who played on Abigail Stanton on the drama series, was recently fired by Hallmark Channel following her arrest for alleged involvement in a college admissions scheme.
Lori Loughlin's daughter, Isabella Giannulli, has opted to keep her life more private and deleted her Instagram following her parents' not guilty plea in Operation Varsity Blues. A source previously told PEOPLE that the plea was the "only choice" they had after rejecting an offer for a deal from prosecutors.
"But, there's hope. According to the source: "[Their friends] have explained to them that they can not just plead ignorance.
In this file photo taken on April 3, 2019, actress Felicity Huffman exits the courthouse after facing charges for allegedly conspiring to commit mail fraud and other charges in the college admissions scandal at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston.
They are accused of creating fake rowing profiles to get their daughters Isabella and Olivia into USC, "agree [ing] to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the [University of Southern California (USC)] crew team-despite the fact that they did not participate in crew".
"Her parents said she would have to juggle college and her career", the source added.
Full House star Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are revving up the damage control.
On March 12, the U.S. Attorney's Office in MA announced that it had charged 50 people, including Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman, in the cheating scandal. She will lose every bit of her privacy, and that's a shame.
"Lori is very concerned about what a trial will do to her daughters".