As "Full House" patriarch Danny Tanner might've done, Bob Saget is protecting his own.
The actor/comedian stopped by the third hour of the "Today" show Tuesday to promote "Benjamin," a film he directed and stars in as a character he described as "Danny Tanner unhinged."
On the morning show, Saget shied away from giving his thoughts on the college admissions scandal, which involves his "Full House" co-star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli.
"I think I'm underqualified," Saget began to answer before being asked if he'd talked to Loughlin. "Well, uh, we go by carrier pigeon, but I will say that I love her, and I will say... no comment.
"It's a personal thing," he added. "It's a strange time and what do you say?"
Saget, who said he wasn't in the habit of doing man-on-the-street interviews, wouldn't say whether Loughlin thought she deserved jail time if convicted. But he did echo what co-star Candace Cameron Bure said earlier in the month.
"I just love who I love," Saget told the outlet. "Candace said it really good at the Kids’ Choice Awards: You love who you love," he said, adding, "Life’s complicated. I don’t like talking about it."
Loughlin and Giannulli, married since 1997, are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to coaches so their non-athlete daughters could be designated as crew recruits, easing their admission to the University of Southern California-Los Angeles.
Last Monday, Loughlin and Giannulli, filed federal court documents saying they waive their right to appear in court for an arraignment and plead not guilty. (Their arraignment dates had not been set.) They, along with other parents charged in the cheating scheme, have been indicted on an additional felony count of money laundering, on top of the mail fraud and honest services fraud counts they were charged with last month by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston.
Their decision to plead not guilty is in contrast to that of actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other parents who agreed to plead guilty earlier this month, avoiding the additional charge of money laundering and the possibility of conviction at a trial.
Contributing: Jayme Deerwester, Maria Puente and Sara M. Moniuszko
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