- Lori Loughlin will reportedly not return for “Fuller House.”
- She stars as Aunt Becky on the Netflix series.
- Loughlin is being charged in a wide-ranging college bribery scandal.
Netflix is prepared to move on with with “Fuller House” as Lori Loughlin faces charges of paying bribes to get her children into college.
An individual with knowledge of the situation told INSIDER that “production is not impacted” by Loughlin’s ongoing scandal, but wouldn’t confirm whether or not she’ll be returning.
The 54-year-old actress reprised her role of Aunt Becky, Uncle Jesse’s wife from the original “Full House,” for the sequel series.
Loughlin was among 50 people, including actress Felicity Huffman, charged by the Department of Justice in a college admissions scandal that reportedly allowed wealthy families to scam their children’s way into prestigious universities.
The actress and her husband, the fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are both accused of paying $US500,000 in bribes for their two daughters to be admitted to the University of Southern California as recruits for the crew team, despite the fact that neither of the girls rowed crew.
Loughlin and her husband each paid $US1 million dollar bails. She was given permission to travel to Vancouver to work but is expected to face charges in Boston federal court on March 29.
The Hallmark Channel also severed ties with Loughlin on Wednesday.
“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” the company said. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin, including ‘Garage Sale Mysteries,’ an independent third party production.”
INSIDER requested comment from Netflix. Representatives for Loughlin told us they “don’t have any information at this time” regarding Loughlin’s status on “Fuller House.”
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- The college-admissions scandal came to the FBI by accident, when a unrelated fraud suspect revealed it in a bid for leniency, report says
- 5 examples show the extreme lengths prosecutors say wealthy parents went to get their kids into elite colleges
- The man who helped wealthy students cheat on college entrance exams was a Harvard grad who was able to ace the tests because ‘he was just a really smart guy’, prosecutors say
- A ‘Full House’ plot line foreshadowed Lori Loughlin’s involvement in an alleged school-admissions scam
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