Lori Loughlin Wasn’t the Only ‘Full House’ Cast Member to Commit a Crime

Full House is known for the wholesome, sweet, loving family portrayed on the television screen. Fans were able to watch some of the cast members grow up, and when the show returned as Fuller House, we got to see them as adults. As it turns out, the cast is more like a crime family.

Some of the cast members have spent time in jail, while others were able to go to rehab. Notably, Lori Loughlin is about to spend time in prison for a major college admissions fraud. Still, others have a tragic history that is less crime than tragedy. Here are some of the not so wholesome deeds the Full House cast has committed over the years. 

Lori Loughlin smiling wearing a blazer, walking out of a courthouse
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Lori Loughlin firmly believes in higher education

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Lori Loughlin’s character on Full House, Aunt Becky, would probably be horrified by falsifying test scores and claiming her child was more athletic than she really was so that she could get into college, but Loughlin didn’t seem to have a problem with it. College is very important after all and can make the difference between your child getting a so-so job or becoming CEO of their own company.

Unfortunately for Loughlin, the legal system disagreed. She requested that a federal judge just drop the charges, but this request was denied. Loughlin then pleaded guilty to the charges, which has since been applauded as the right decision.

She will have to spend two months in prison and will have to complete over 100 hours of community service. She also has to pay a $150,000 fine. Her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, got off much worse. He has to spend five months in prison, as well as paying a much higher legal fine and will have to complete even more hours of community service once he gets out.

It’s unclear how this will impact Loughlin’s career going forward, but her days on Fuller House are over. Loughlin was fired from the fifth and final season of the hit show. It’s also all too obvious that Loughlin has taken a beating in the court of public opinion. Only time will tell if she can bounce back from this, or worse, how it will impact her daughter. 

John Stamos plead no contest to a DUI charge

According to Delish, John Stamos was caught driving under the influence in 2015. It’s unclear what the drug was, as the police never disclosed it, and it wasn’t mentioned in court. Thankfully, Stamos was not involved in a wreck. If he had been, he most likely would have spent time in jail or have faced lawsuits like Kevin Hart. 

Unlike Lori Loughlin, Stamos managed to avoid jail time. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to three years probation. It probably helped that he had already begun to seek counseling without being ordered to by the court. Stamos later reported that he was going through a hard time during that period, and regrets what happened.

Stamos lives in California, which surprisingly enough, is not one of the top ten states known for DUIs. It’s no secret that drugs are often involved in DUIs that result in wrecks, so Stamos was very lucky in that regard. He appears to be on the up and up since then, and hasn’t had any more legal troubles.

Jodie Sweetin has her own history

Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner, has admitted to being addicted to methamphetamines, according to Pop Culture. It was a hard admission to make, but Sweetin was very open about what her life was like during that time period. She also admitted to trying cocaine and ecstasy.  

Sweetin was also the victim of a crime. Pop Culture reports, “Sweetin’s relationship with would-be fourth husband, Justin Hodak, ended in drama when she was granted a restraining order after he threatened violence.” He threatened to kill himself with a 9mm pistol if Sweetin left him. Thankfully, Sweetin was able to get through that difficult time in her life and appears to be doing well now.

How to get help: In the U.S., contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helpline at 1-800-662-4357.