Lori Loughlin's "Full House" character took part in a school scam

Sergio Cunningham
March 15, 2019

Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin was among the 50-plus people charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating and recruitment scheme on Tuesday, and Twitter took no time before commenting on the former Full House star's foray into the limelight.

The indictment claimed Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team - despite the fact that they did not participate in crew - thereby facilitating their admission to USC".

Jimmy Kimmel predicted Loughlin "could be the "Becky with the good hair" that Beyoncé warned us about" on her Lemonade album.

"I know you want what's best for them, but you know what?" "He may have embellished, lied a bit on our application". Becky says to Jesse near the end of the episode. "Maybe the fast track isn't it. Nicky and Alex are normal, healthy kids and whatever track they're on, they seem to be doing OK". "If I don't lie for them, who will?" "It's the worst thing Felicity Huffman's ever done, and the second worst thing Lori Loughlin has [done]", he said, insinuating that Fuller House was an even greater wrongdoing.

According to court records, Loughlin, Huffman and others allegedly paid large bribes, some as much as $6 million, to get their children into several high-profile schools, including the University of Southern California, Georgetown, Yale and Stanford.

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The Justice Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The exact focus of the investigation, however, remains unknown.

The FBI reportedly recorded phone calls in which Loughlin discussed the scheme with a cooperating witness and Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman.

Many social media users pointed out the parallels (and differences) between Loughlin's real-life situation and on-screen life lesson.

"Remember that episode of Full House when Uncle Jesse falsified info to get Nicky and Alex into a prestigious preschool?" She was taken into custody earlier today when she returned from Canada.

This next meme references a specific clip from Full House when Uncle Jesse looks at SAT test answers in DJ Tanner's class.

"You know how conspiracy theorists say everything is rigged for the wealthy and famous?"

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