Bob Saget Avoids Commenting on Lori Loughlin's College Admission Scandal: 'It's a Strange Time'
Bob Saget said he's "under-qualified" to give a comment on Lori Loughlin's ongoing legal problems
Saget, 62, remained tight-lipped on Loughlin’s alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam during an appearance on the Today show Tuesday, saying he’s “under-qualified” to give a comment.
“I love her,” he said. “It’s a strange time. What do you say?”
He added that his decision to refrain from speaking out on the matter is a “personal thing.”
The actor extended his support to Loughlin during an appearance on PEOPLE Now earlier this week.
“There’s 30 years of love there. More than that. So that’s all I got,” said Saget, who starred alongside Loughlin, 54, on Full House from 1988-95. “I love her very much. And that’s it.”
On March 12, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced it had charged 50 people, including Loughlin, in the cheating scandal. The actress, along with coaches, admissions counselors and parents were accused of such alleged crimes as falsifying SAT scores and lying about the athletic skills of their children.
Loughlin allegedly wanted her daughters — Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20 — to get into the University of Southern California so badly that she and husband Mossimo Giannulli paid approximately $500,000 in bribes to falsely designate their daughters as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew.
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Both Loughlin and Giannulli, 55, pleaded not guilty to the charges they face: mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison for each charge.
According to a source, the couple is worried that the prosecution could charge one or both of the girls in an attempt to get them to plead guilty.
“They feel that they’re in the middle of a squeeze play right now,” said the source. “It’s very complex, legally. On one hand, they have pleaded not guilty to the offenses they are alleged to have committed. But on the other hand, they know that pleading guilty could put the matter behind the whole family.”
“They are under an enormous amount of pressure, and the idea that the girls could be prosecuted is distressing, as you can imagine,” the source continued. “That just makes the pressure worse.”