John Stamos Finally Speaks About Lori Loughlin’s Future on ‘Fuller House’

John Stamos Finally Speaks About Lori Loughlin’s Future on ‘Fuller House’
Actor John Stamos and actress Lori Loughlin at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 10, 2016. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for TV Land)

“Fuller House” star John Stamos spoke about Lori Loughlin’s future on the show.

Entertainment Tonight asked Stamos how he will deal with Loughlin’s absence.

“I haven’t, we haven’t yet. I haven’t been on the show yet, so it hasn’t come up. I’m going to talk to some people about it this week and see what’s going on,” says Stamos.

“And figure it out, right?” asks the host.

“And figure it out, yeah,” answers Stamos.

Loughlin and her husband J. Mossimo Giannulli are facing legal challenges for allegedly paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California under false pretenses, People reported.

After rejecting a plea deal offered by the court that included jail time, Loughlin and Giannulli now face harsher penalties if convicted. They face up to 20 years in prison for each charge. Charges include conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, People reported.

A source told People how Loughlin feels about the legal battle currently underway.

“[Lori] still believes she did the right thing by rejecting a guilty plea,” said the source. “She is a fighter.”

It seems Stamos does not quite know how Loughlin’s character will be dealt with on future show episodes.

“I’ve said to everybody that I’m just going to wait a little longer before I’m going to really talk about it. But it’s a difficult situation for everyone involved. Everyone. Everyone. And I don’t just mean our side,” Stamos told Entertainment Tonight.

So it is not yet totally clear how Season 5 of “Fuller House” will deal with the expected departure of Loughlin from the show.

Another celebrity caught up in the college admissions scandal already took a plea deal. Actress Felicity Huffman admitted to changing her daughter’s SAT scores to make them look more favorable to colleges, People reported.

“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community,” Huffman said in her admission of guilt statement. “I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts charged 50 people involved in the scandal. The central figure is William Singer. He was paid huge sums of money by parents hoping to get their children into elite colleges, The New York Times reported.

He revealed to a court the methods he used to ensure admission, including bribing SAT and ACT testing officials, and bribing college sports coaches so that his clients could be admitted to schools as athletic recruits, according to the NY Times. In some cases, he played around with the potential student’s ethnicity and race classification, so that he could take advantage of affirmative action.

Singer eventually became a cooperating witness with the authorities hoping to ensnare more involved parties. Against what he was told to do, he tipped off some clients that the authorities were recording them, the NY Times reported.

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