“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, got caught up in a nationwide cheating scandal last month when the FBI charged them with mail fraud and when they refused to accept federal prosecutors plea deal, they added a money laundering charge on top of it.
Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly bribed the University of Southern California’s Crew team with $500,000 to get both of their daughters admitted into the prestigious private university.
And now it’s clear Lori Loughlin’s acting career is over now that this one thing just happened in Hollywood.
Hollywood elitists hate it when they’re called elitists but they are. They believe they’re privileged to do and get away with whatever they want.
That’s why the “Full House” star and her former clothing designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, thought they would get away with allegedly bribing USC with $500,000 to get their daughters into the school.
They didn’t get away with it though because a nationwide FBI probe charged approximately 50 parents, teachers and coaches for cheating or accepting bribes to get teenagers into a better school.
In the meantime, it will take a lot of money because these kinds of high profile cases require high profile lawyers and they’re not cheap.
And upon the scandal breaking, Hallmark fired Loughlin from their series “When Calls the Heart” and in March it was reported that she “wasn’t expected” to return to Netflix’s revamp of “Fuller House” – even though she was in the first seasons. To be clear, it was still up in the air whether should would be returning.
But it looks like Netflix decided to move on without her because the season 5 table read just occurred and Loughlin wasn’t there.
Jodie Sweetin plays Stephanie Tanner on the show and she posted to Instagram, “We’re baaaaaack!” Season 5 table read today and back to rehearsal next week! Woo hoo!! #fullhousefamily #season5 #fullerhouse #sogoodtobeback.”
She also posed with a picture of the script for presumably the first episode of season 5.
Fox News allegedly asked Netflix representatives how they were going to address the absence of Loughlin’s Aunt Becky, but they did not immediately respond.
They could potentially take the “Roseanne” route and just kill off the character, but that seems unlikely considering “Full House” has a much lighter tone than “Roseanne,” which frequently at times gets really heavy.
Or it could be as simple as she takes an extended vacation in another country and then never address it again. It’s not like fans don’t know what’s going on. All the writers have to do is write one line in order to justify Aunt Becky’s absence.
Loughlin’s acting career is likely over. It’s too much of a risk for any studio or network to cast her in anything.
And it’s not like she was in high demand because she was doing low-quality B movies for Hallmark before Netflix decided to reboot “Fuller House.”
It looks like she’ll just have to skate by on residual checks during her lengthy expensive trial.