John Stamos is hitting back at Lori Loughlin’s haters. The actor recently defended himself full house Critics discussed their views on the co-star and his role in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.
Loughlin’s Role in the Varsity Blues Scandal
Stamos and Loughlin have been friends for years. both played the role of husband and wife full house And have remained close since the end of the show. Stamos recently spoke about his relationship with Loughlin on Dax Shepard’s show armchair expert podcast.
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Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted by the FBI and the US Attorney’s Office for fraud and bribery after it was revealed that they paid $500,000 to recruit their two daughters to crew teams for the University of Southern California . Neither of Loughlin’s daughters had previously participated in the game.
The actress served two months in prison for her role in the Varsity Blues scandal, and was fined $150,000. Loughlin also had to complete 100 hours of community service. She was released from jail in December 2020.
Stamos calls former co-star ‘a great guy’
,[The college admissions scandal] Was it something you were saying, like, ‘I hate it when people pick on that,'” stamos explained armchair expert, “Because if you defend him people get mad and if you don’t defend him you feel bad because he’s a great guy.”
Shepard agreed, adding that he found her “lovely” when they had worked together in the past. Stamos said Loughlin had “paid back a lot of money” after the college admissions scandal, with fines he put into a college fund he set up for students.
Stamos said, “And she went to jail, man.” He also elaborated on his involvement in the scam. “I’m about to say it and she said I can,” he shared.
“She wasn’t really the architect of any of this. She was in the background by the way. She didn’t really know what was happening.
Since his release from prison, Loughlin has resumed his acting career with roles in when hope calls And fall in winter, Stamos’ defense of his former co-star shows how strong their friendship is after years of working together.