It’s not just the Hallmark Channel that’s dropping actress Lori Laughlin amid the ongoing college bribery scandal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laughlin won’t appear on the upcoming fifth season of Netflix’s popular family sitcom Fuller House.
Laughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the original Full House and portrayed her again in a guest-starring role on Fuller House, appeared in 13 of the new show’s 57 episodes.
The fifth season of Fuller House, which hasn’t started filming yet, is set to premiere on Netflix this fall. Sources told THR that the show’s production won’t be impacted by the drama surrounding Laughlin.
Laughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were among those indicted in a national college bribery scandal. She and Giannulli reportedly paid $500,000 to help get their daughters into the University of Southern California. Actress Felicity Huffman was also implicated in the scandal.
This is just the latest round of controversy surrounding Fuller House. In 2018, Warner Bros. TV, the production company behind Full House and Fuller House, fired creator Jeff Franklin in the wake of allegations of inappropriate behaviour.