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Lori Loughlin paid $500,000 to put two students through college after her recent scandal

Lori Loughlin privately paid money to put two students through school

Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli.
Lori Loughlin, right, poses with Olivia Jade Giannulli at the Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s An Unforgettable Evening in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018. Loughlin privately paid $500,000 in order to put two children through college, a move made about two years after the college admissions scandal.
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Lori Loughlin, the former actress from “Full House,” has privately paid $500,000 in order to put two children through college, a move made about two years after the college admissions scandal.

  • Us Weekly magazine and Yahoo Entertainment confirmed Loughlin fronted $500,000 to two students to pay for their tuitions and expenses for college.
  • “However, there are no additional details — such as: who the beneficiaries are, how they were selected, what schools they attend and how the payments were distributed,” per Yahoo Entertainment.

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, would be crew team recruits for the University of Southern California. Loughlin spent two months in prison, which she served during 2020. She also paid a $150,000 fine and completed 100 hours of community service.

Loughlin’s return to the spotlight continues. She will return to acting in the new “When Calls the Heart” spinoff show “When Hope Calls” in December, according to Deadline.

She played Abigail Stanton on Season 6 of Hallmark’s “When Calls the Heart” before she was arrested in the college admissions scandal.

  • Hallmark Channel cut ties with Loughlin due to the scandal, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
  • It should be noted that the new show she will join, “When Hope Calls,” is on the GAC Family Network (formerly the Great American Country Network).