Bob Saget Says He Loves Lori Loughlin, but "It's a Strange Time"
The 'Full House' actress and her husband pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy for allegedly being part of the college admissions scandal.
Bob Saget still has Lori Loughlin's back.
The comic and actor was asked Tuesday about his friend and Full House castmate when he stopped by NBC's Today.
Saget at first said he was "unqualified" to speak on the topic, but joked the two had communicated by carrier pigeon since the actress and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested and indicted on federal charges for allegedly being a part of the college admissions scandal.
"I will say that I love her, and I will say no comment," Saget said. It's a personal thing, and it's a strange time. What do you say?"
On April 15, Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy for allegedly paying $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the University of Southern California's crew team — even though the two never participated in the sport — thereby guaranteeing their admission into the college, according to court documents.
Fellow scandal defendant, actress Felicity Huffman, announced earlier this month her intentions to plead guilty to her charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The actresses, along with 48 others, were arrested after federal prosecutors in Boston accused all of cheating the collegiate system in order for their children to be admitted into upper-echelon universities.
"I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions," Huffman said in a statement about her decision. "I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community."
On Tuesday, federal prosecutors announced two more of those charged in the scheme had agreed to plead guilty. They are Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood and Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif.