For many fans of Full House, seems like one of the main cast has been on the spotlight lately. But for others, it’s still a mystery of what has been happening in her life. We’re of course talking about Lori Loughlin.
Lori Loughlin played the role of Rebecca Donaldson and again with the same role for Fuller House, which airs as a Netflix original series. The thing is Rebecca Donaldson didn’t appear at all in the final episode. She has been very busy with a court case that’s been going on for a while now.
Lori Loughlin was involved in a pretty serious and embarrassing case since 2019. She was charged in a college-admissions scam scandal that involved herself and her two daughters. The prosecutors accused her of paying bribes in order to get her two daughters into a top school. The school of their choice was USC.
It happened in March of 2019. The prosecutors claimed that Lori and her husband paid around $500,000 as a bribe to William Singer in order to get their daughter admitted to the USC crew team, hoping that they will get into the college later. Both Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose have left USC since the case has gone viral.
They were not the only people found guilty of bribery. There were 49 other people charged with the same crime. Some of them are Gordon Ernst, the head of men’s and women’s tennis coach at Georgetown University; Laura Janke, an assistant for women’s soccer coach at USC, and others who were part of the college board.
Her husband’s role
Her husband, Mossimo Giannulli was also involved with the scandal. He was plotting for a way to get his daughter into the school. In an email that has been found, Giannulli asked what the plan is to get his daughters accepted into a school other than ASU. In the email, he sounds very demanding and wanted to meet with the college counselor.
Their first response to the charges was pleading not guilty and rejected a plea deal. But the charges are still increasing. They were given charges of money laundering, conspiracy, and federal bribery claims. All of these charges could land her in jail for up to 40 years.
And the charges were only applied to people who had not pleaded guilty. So Lori and her husband are subjected to these charges. To their defense, the money that they were giving to William was meant for a donation to the university.
Newest update since July 14th, 2020
Lori and her husband have pleaded guilty to charges to paying $500,000 to get their daughter admitted into USC. A small price considering Lori Loughlin’s sizable net worth worth and that of her husband. It was part of their college admissions bribery scheme. Prosecutors also have decided to drop money laundering and federal programs bribery charges that were added right after the case was filed. But their fate still hasn’t been decided yet.
Under the plea agreement that they proposed, they hope to be fined $100,000 instead of the initial $1,000,000 and spend two months in prison for Lori and 5 months for Giannulli. Complete with two years of supervised release and 100 hours of mandatory community service for Lori. And 250 hours of mandatory community service for Giannulli.
The judge still hasn’t decided what to do with the plea deal. He said that to decide whether to accept the plea deal or not. He also said that there is a sentencing hearing scheduled for August 21st.
Lori hasn’t made any public appearance ever since her hearing at John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston, back on August 27th. Even then, she didn’t meet or say anything to anyone and slipped through the back door. We expect the same thing is going to happen on the 21st.
Furthermore, Lori has been dropped from all her projects, including When Calls the heart. No one knows what is going to happen to her character, Abigail Stanton. There is a small chance that Lori is going back to acting anytime soon.
So, there you have it, folks. That’s the reason why Lori or Rebecca didn’t appear on the final episode of Fuller House on Netflix. It’s uncertain of what is going to happen next. Let’s hope that Lori will come out to the public and make a statement soon.