‘Full House’ star John Stamos defends Lori Loughlin and says she ‘didn’t know what was going on’ during college admissions scandal

“Full House” star John Stamos defended his ex-on-screen wife Lori Loughlin’s involvement in the college admissions scandal on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, saying she “didn’t know what was going on” at the time.

Near the 42-minute mark of the conversation, which fell on Monday, Shepherd, co-star Monica Badman, and Stamos talked about how much they love Loughlin.

Stamos revealed that he had spoken with his former rep the night before about recent comments Shepard had made on his show. On a previous episode, the host admitted that debating Loughlin on his podcast in the wake of the 2019 college admissions scandal was difficult.

“It was something you were saying, like, ‘I hate when people bring her up,'” Stamos said. “Because if you stand up for her, people get mad, and if you don’t stand up for her, you feel bad because she’s such a wonderful person.”

Shepherd agreed, “I can only tell you what it was like working with her. I found her very beautiful.”

Stamos said Loughlin “paid a lot of money” as a result of her involvement in the college admissions scandal. He also said it “created a college fund” for the children. “You went to the fuc***g jail, man,” the actor and musician continued.

Stamos added, “I’ll say this and she said I could. She wasn’t really the architect of any of it. She was in the background. She didn’t really know what was going on.”

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 to ensure that their daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli, will be accepted to USC, as reported by insider Kelly McLaughlin. For her part in the scandal, the “When Calls The Heart” star served a two-month prison sentence in 2020 at a medium-security federal correctional institution in Victorville, California.

On “Armchair Expert,” Stamos joked that any former “Full House” teammate should have had some time off. The late Bob Saget named his former on-screen niece Jodie Sweetin, who was open about her past drug addiction, and himself as options.

Shepard jumped in and slammed the general public for comparing Loughlin’s sentence to that of Kelly Williams-Pollar, a black single mother who was initially sentenced to five years in prison (later suspended to 10 days) for using her father’s address to make her daughters better off. School district.

'Full House' star John Stamos defends Lori Loughlin and says she 'didn't know what was going on' during college admissions scandal
Lori Loughlin attends the 2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA at Private Residence in 2018. 
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Loughlin was part of a minimum-security camp in Victorville, so even though she wore a uniform, she also got to take classes like ceramics, spinning, and Pilates. She was also ordered to pay a $150,000 fine and complete 100 hours of community service.

Since then, Loughlin has returned to television as Abigail Stanton in the GAC show When Hope Calls. The show is part of Hallmark’s “When Calls the Heart.” She will next appear on Candace Cameron Bure’s Great American Family Network in a romantic comedy set to air in January 2023.


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