Friday, May 24, 2024

Lori Loughlin aka Aunt Becky Gets 2 Months in Prison, But She’ll Get Out Early, and Then Enough’s Enough


OK, really, enough’s enough.

Lori Loughlin, aka Aunt Becky from “Full House,” made a plea deal today with the US government in Boston. She’ll get two months in prison and has to pay a $150,000 fine.

Her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced to five months in prison after a federal judge accepted his plea deal with prosecutors.

They’ll each get out earlier than that, of course. And then, please, let’s move on.

Loughlin does not deserve to be blacklisted for the rest of her life because of the college admissions scandal. She’s a welcome presence on the Hallmark channel and other mundane theatricals.

Felicity Huffman, who’s already paid her fine and served her time, ditto. And she’s too fine an actress to have her career destroyed. Nothing that was done by these people requires this kind of lifelong drubbing. They made mistakes, they’re doing their time.

Really. Don’t we have bigger problems? Let’s forgive, forget and move on already!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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