The fallout from the college admissions bribery scandal continues for #LoriLoughlin, most known for playing #AuntBecky on #FullHouse, as it’s now being reported that she will not reprise her role on the upcoming season of the show’s popular reboot, #FullerHouse.
@Tmz_tv cites a production source on the show, who confirmed that there are no plans for Lori to return to the show’s 5th season. She was also recently given the boot from her #Hallmark Channel show “When Calls the Heart,” which is in the middle of airing its 6th season.
Lori was one of 50 people arrested in a multi-million dollar college admissions bribery scandal. We reported yesterday that Lori’s two daughters, 19-year-old Olivia, and 20-year-old Isabella, have made the decision to drop out of USC after federal authorities alleged that Lori greased some palms to get her girls in there.
Lori was arrested Wednesday by federal agents and has since been released.
According to Fox News, federal authorities have charged college coaches, standardized test administrators, and star-studded parents who paid enormous amounts of money to guarantee their children’s admission into elite schools.
History tells of the wealthy donating money to universities to get their children admitted, or even paying for buildings and computers–-but prosecutors say this is flat out fraud.
Parents reportedly paid admissions consultant, William Singer, a total of $25 million from 2011 through February 2019 to bribe coaches and administrators to falsely label their children as recruited athletes. The list of schools includes Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Texas.
Among the parents involved were Lori, and “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman.
Authorities say the women, along with other parents, would pay Singer to bribe university athletic coaches to list their children as admitted athletes, hire individuals to take the children’s SAT and ACT exams for them, or bribe testing center proctors to correct answers on the exams.
“There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy and there will not be a separate criminal justice system either,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Leiling said.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on this story, Roommates.
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