John Stamos speaks out about Lori Loughlin after Varsity Blues scandal: ‘She went to f—ing jail, man’
John Stamos, who plays a character on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” appeared on CNN to discuss the scandal that rocked the cast of “Varsity Blues” on Saturday. In the aftermath of the scandal, NBCUniversal fired Loughlin after she allegedly paid to steer the show’s ratings downward. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2017)
John Stamos, star of the hit TV sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” appeared on CNN to discuss the scandal that rocked the cast of “Varsity Blues” on Saturday. In the aftermath of the scandal, he spoke about how he felt his career had been affected.
Stamos spoke with CNN’s “New Day” host John Berman about the scandal after appearing on Fox News. He said he wanted to apologize to Leonard and Penny, two of the show’s biggest stars who were cast as the parents of a new Varsity Blues star who is also an alumnus of the show.
“This is a hard place for me to be right now. I have a career that I built and a life that I built. And I have a lot of family that I love,” Stamos said. “I want to make sure that they have their dad back, because he means the most to them. And I had to step away from the business. And I’m trying to step back and I’m telling you, I’m doing every single day.
He went on to tell Berman that they weren’t even aware of the scandal in the production staff behind the show. Stamos said he didn’t know about the $150,000 payment the producer made to producer-director Lori Loughlin in order to steer the show downward on social media.
“I don’t know what they thought we did, but those two people, that was the whole point of the show,” Stamos said.
Stamos said he does not understand why Loughlin would make the payment.
“There was no reason why she would want to do that for a character on the show,” he said.