“I haven’t been on the show yet and it hasn’t come up, so I’m going to talk to some people about it this week and see what’s going on. I’m just going to wait a little longer before I talk about it,” Stamos, who acts and serves as a producer on theFull Housespin-off, toldEntertainment Tonight. “It’s a difficult situation for everyone involved. I don’t mean just on our side.”
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli,were arrestedin March for their alleged involvement in a college admissions scandal dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, which prosecutors say helped both their daughters gain admittance into the University of Southern California. She is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to help her daughters gain admissions to the private university by passing them off as crew team recruits. In April, bothLoughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guiltyto allcharges of mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy.
Just days after the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusettsannounced chargesagainst Loughlin, Giannulli, actressFelicity Huffman(whopleaded guiltyin May), and more,reports surfacedthat Loughlin would not be returning toFuller House. (At the time, Netflix and Warner Horizon Television both had no comment on the matter.) Hallmark Cards, which owns Hallmark Channel, cut ties with the actress, who has starred in numerous movies for the network andits popularWhen the Heart Callsseries.
Stamos isn’t the onlyFuller Housecostar who has opened up about Loughlin since the scandal broke. DuringCandace Cameron Bure’s acceptance speech at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award in May, where the series won Favorite Funny TV Show, she seemingly showed support for her friend and costar.
“Family sticks together no matter what,” she said during her speech and later repeatedin an Instagram post. “They stick together through the hard times. They support each other. They encourage one another. They pray for each other, and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets. And a loving family that sticks together also celebrates the really good times together.”
Bure also talked toEntertainment Tonightin June about Loughlin’s possible return to the show.
“It hasn’t been discussed,” she said. “I have absolutely no answer for it, and Netflix has not even spoken about it, so I have no answer.”
In January,Netflix announced it had renewedFuller Housefor a fifth and final season, which is expected to premiere in the fall.
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