‘Fuller House’ Explains Aunt Becky’s Absence After Lori Loughlin Legal Trouble

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After not addressing Lori Loughlin’s absence during the first half of Fuller House season 5, Uncle Jesse (played by John Stamos) finally explained Loughlin’s character’s whereabouts.

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Stamos returned for the show’s 15th episode of season 5. During the episode, Jesse seeks DJ’s (Candace Cameron Bure) advice on how to find out which child is biting his daughter at school. As he works on coming up with a plan, DJ ponders on whether if Jesse should ask Becky’s approval.

“Aunt Becky is in Nebraska helping out her mother,” Jesse tells DJ during the episode. “I don’t want to bother her with a tiny little thing like this.”

“Right, because she’d tell you not to do what you’re about to do,” DJ joked.

“Exactly!” Jesse said.

Loughlin starred as Becky Donaldson Katsopolis on seasons 2-8 of Full House. While the actress did reprise her role for several episodes in Fuller House, Netflix asked her not to return for the fifth and final season of the show after she was arrested for her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal.

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were indicted last March after they were accused of paying bribes to facilitate daughters Bella Rose and Olivia Jade’s admission into University of Southern California as crew recruits. At the beginning, the couple pleaded not guilty to bribery, money laundering and fraud charges, but changed their plea last month.

The couple are set to be sentenced in August. Loughlin is expected to serve two months in prison, pay a $150,000 fine, serve two years of supervised release and complete 100 hours of community service. While Giannulli’s plea deal includes five months in prison, $250,000 fine, two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.

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