Voices of support for the parents ensnared in the nationwide college admissions scandal have been few and far between. When the rich and powerful use bribes to get their kids into college, thereby harming the prospects of more honest less affluent kids, they make themselves into perfect villians. But now actress Lori Loughlin, one of the most well-known of the accused, is getting a vote of support from one of her co-stars.
Paul Greene, who appeared with Loughlin on the Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart, discussed the scandal on the Popcorn Talk Network.
“We’ve all known Lori for a really long time, and, and when someone’s your friend and something happens to them, you don’t stop being their friend,” he said. “You support, no matter what happens.”
Loughlin pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges.
In charging documents, prosecutors quoted emails and phone calls between Loughlin and Rick Singer, the man who appears to be the mastermind behind the scheme.
If accurate, the evidence seems to indicate that Loughlin engaged in the scheme knowingly and agreed to obfuscate when Singer told her that the IRS was auditing the non-profit foundation he used to collect and disburse bribes.
But Greene is reserving judgment until he hears from his former co-star.
“All I do know is that if you had a good friend and they were accused of something, you haven’t even heard their side yet, you’d be there for them no matter what.”
Hallmark pulled an unaired episode of the show starring Loughlin and fired her shortly after the scandal broke, Variety reported. Loughlin’s other work for the channel, including Christmas movies and regular appearances on a reality show, was also canceled.