Lori Loughlin’s Absence on ‘Fuller House’ Is Finally Addressed After She Pleads Guilty
Just days after Lori Loughlin finally plead guilty to charges related to her role in the college admissions scandal, her absence has finally been addressed on the Netflix television series “Fuller House.”
US Weekly reported that in episode 15 entitled “Be Yourself, Free Yourself,” Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) finally reveals where Loughlin’s character of Aunt Becky has been this whole time. In the episode, Jesse goes to DJ (Candace Cameron Bure) for advice on how he can find out which child is biting his daughter at school. As he figures out a plan on his own, DJ wonders out loud if he should just ask his wife Becky.
“Aunt Becky is in Nebraska helping out her mother,” Jesse told DJ in response. “I don’t want to bother her with a tiny little thing like this.”
“Right, because she’d tell you not to do what you’re about to do,” DJ replied.
Loughlin’s character of Aunt Becky was often seen as the voice of reason on the show, which is somewhat ironic given the actress’s choices in her personal life. Loughlin played Becky in seasons 2-8 of “Full House” before returning for the Netflix reboot of the series. However, Netflix did not ask her to return for the fifth and final season of “Fuller House” after news of her role in the college admissions scandal came to light.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribe money to have their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as members of the crew team, even though neither girl had ever rowed before. They spent over a year fighting the charges and protesting their innocence before they finally plead guilty last month, with Loughlin taking a deal that will put her in prison for two months.
In October of last year, Loughlin’s “Fuller House” costar Bob Saget gave his thoughts on her role in the scandal.
“I love the people I love, and people go through life, and stuff happens,” he told Fox News at the time. “For a while, I was saying, ‘No comment,’ and now there’s just no point in talking about it because I’ve answered it. What I would say is, I love the people I love, and I have empathy for people that are in my life for 35 years. I don’t cut people out.”
“I’ve never had any friends growing up,” Saget added. “So, I’m lucky to have any in the first place.”