He’s taken aback. John Stamos shared his thoughts on Lori Loughlin’s legal battle during a new interview, revealing that he is still stunned by her alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal. The Fuller House actor revealed he spoke to his former costar on the morning the news broke, and admitted he “can’t process” everything that’s happened since.
“I gotta be careful,” Stamos, 56, said while opening up about the ordeal in his GQ cover story, which was published on Wednesday, August 28. “I want to wait until the trial happens, if it does, or whatever the result is, and then talk about it … I’ll tell you one thing that has been strange is: Honestly I can’t figure it out. It doesn’t make sense.”
“Whatever happened … I’m pretty sure that the punishment is not equal to the crime, if there was a crime,” Stamos continued. As fans may recall, the actor and his longtime friend, Loughlin, portrayed onscreen couple Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky on Full House for six seasons. After news of the scandal made its rounds, Loughlin was not brought back for the final season of the reboot, Fuller House. The actress was also let go from Hallmark Channel amid her ongoing legal battle.
Back in March, Loughlin, 55, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 56, were arrested after being charged for their alleged participation in the Operation Varsity Blues case, which will likely go to trial in early 2020.
The couple reportedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19, designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Loughlin’s other costar, Candace Cameron-Bure also showed support to her back in April, telling Today show hosts, “I’ve already said that we are family and we stand by each other and pray for each other and we’ll always be there for each other.”
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