Since Lori Loughlin was indicted on charges for her alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal, fans have been wondering how her absence from Fuller House will be explained in season 5. Well, according to the 54-year-old actress’ costar, Candace Cameron Bure, no one has talked about it yet on set.
“It hasn’t been discussed,” she recently revealed to Entertainment Tonight. “I have absolutely no answer for it and Netflix has not even spoken about it.”
In March, Lori and husband Mossimo Giannulli were arrested for allegedly spending $500,000 to get their kids, Isabella, 20, and Oliva, 19, into the University of Southern California. Even though fellow actress, Felicity Huffman — who was also arrested in the scandal — pleaded guilty on Monday, May 13, Lori and Mossimo decided to plead not guilty to the alleged crimes.
According to Us Weekly, the When Calls the Heart actress reportedly believes she did “nothing wrong” in the scandal and will not face any jail time in the end. “She’s not really reading what’s out there,” an insider previously said. “She’s not looking at the media reports, which explains her lack of self-awareness.”
Not only that, but since the idea to trick the school admissions system reportedly came from her husband, Lori reportedly doesn’t see anything wrong with the accusations that are being brought against her. “Lori is taking Mossimo’s advice. She thinks she did nothing wrong,” the source noted. “Her husband presented this to her like it wasn’t an illegal thing she was doing.”
However, since the news broke, Lori’s friends are reportedly “trying to get her to understand the implications are real.” The source added that “people around her are telling her jail time looks real” but, at the end of the day, Lori reportedly “didn’t think she was doing anything wrong.”
We wonder how Netflix will make the fifth — and final — season of Fuller House if Lori is absent from the show?!