Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have resigned from their exclusive Bel-Air Country Club amid their involvement in the college admissions scandal.
A source closed to the couple shared with PEOPLE that Loughlin and Giannulli “voluntarily resigned much to the disappointment of many of the members and the board.”
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An insider says the couple has “lost friends ever since the college scandal unfolded.”
The insider added, “People have been very critical about their actions. The backlash has been intense. They have been members of the country club for many years. Their current house even overlooks the golf course. Many of their friends are members as well.”
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the country club’s Board of Directors had “unanimously” voted to suspend the couple’s membership but that it would be “lifted after they serve their time.”
“This unprecedented board decision to allow felons to continue as members causes irreparable reputational harm to the Club and its members,” wrote former club president Michael Gallagher.
“The board action, taken on behalf of the Club’s membership, now establishes our Club as a place of refuge and comfort for known felons,” he wrote. “This matter is already well known in the golfing world, domestically and internationally, and our Club has become a laughingstock.”
The insider shared that Giannuli and Loughlin were upset to resign from the club, but knew it was the right decision. “The club has been an important part of their social life for a long time. They didn’t want to resign, but also felt they didn’t want to be a part of drama and hostility,” the insider says. “They were upset about it, but felt like they had no choice. They didn’t feel welcomed.”