'She’s a great person': John Stamos defends co-star Lori Loughlin accused in college admissions fraud

'She also paid a lot of money. She set up a college fund for kids, and she went to f**king jail, man,' John Stamos said about co-star Lori Loughlin

'She’s a great person': John Stamos defends co-star Lori Loughlin accused in college admissions fraud
John Stamos feels Lori Loughlin has done her part and should not be descriminated anymore (Frazer Harrison, Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: John Stamos has played down the role of alumni co-star from ‘Full House’, Lori Loughlin in the college admission scandal. The actor in a recent podcast show said that the actress had paid her dues and talked about the extent of her role in the entire episode for which she was found guilty alongside her husband, Mossimo Giannulli. “I am going to say this, and she said I could. She wasn’t really the architect of any of it — she was in the way background,” said Stamos. “She didn’t know what was going on,” he added.
 
The 59-year-old star praised Loughlin and talked in detail about his relationship with her TV wife on the ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast, reported People. “You said some really nice stuff about her,” Stamos said to show host Dax Shepard. “We talked last night about you. It was something that you were saying about how you hate when people bring her up because if you defend her then people get mad. If you don’t defend her, then you feel bad because she’s a great person,” he revealed.

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The ‘Big Shot’ star also pointed out that Loughlin had done her best to make things right after the scandal as far as she could, “She also paid a lot of money. She set up a college fund for kids, and she went to f**king jail, man,” the report said.

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The power couple, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were taken into custody in March 2019 for their involvement in the scam. They later pleaded guilty a year later to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for paying a $500,000 bribe to get their two daughters, Isabella and Olivia Jade, taken into the University of Southern California. The couple projected their daughters were athletes to gain admission into the university, reported the New York Post.
 
Loughlin had to serve almost two months in prison at the end of 2020, and Giannulli was sentenced to five months. But was let out early in April 2021, as he finished his term in home confinement. Once out of jail Loughlin started working for TV again. Her other co-star from ‘Full House’, David Coulier said in an interview to E! that he wasn’t expecting Loughlin to go to jail, "If you would have said at the beginning of ‘Full House,’ ''Who's the one person who's going to end up going to jail?' Lori was last on the list."

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