Can Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman's reputations ever recover?
Loughlin gained fame as wholesome Aunt Becky on the 1990s sitcom “Full House.” Loughlin currently stars in the Netflix reboot of the series, “Fuller House.” Her squeaky-clean image has also made her the queen of the Hallmark Channel, where she's starred on
Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman is best known for her role on “Desperate Housewives.” She also portrays prosecutor Linda Fairstein in "When They See Us," Ava DuVernay's forthcoming Netflix miniseries recounting the Central Park Five case in 1990.
The criminal complaint in Huffman's case in the college scandal also cast a shadow on husband William H. Macy's career. Macy currently stars on Showtime’s “Shameless.” He has not been charged in the scandal.
Celebrity crisis manager Howard Bragman told Inside Edition that the scandal "reinforces the worst of what everyone in Middle America already thinks about celebrities — No. 1: They think they are entitled. No. 2: that they can play by different rules."
Bragman says that they should "be quiet and listen to your criminal attorney right now because your first goal is not to put your butt in jail."
Two years ago, Loughlin gushed over her daughters' success during an interview on the “Today” show, telling the hosts that her kids’ “morals are right.”
Will the bribery scandal cost her daughters’ everything? Loughlin’s oldest daughter, Olivia Jade, is a successful YouTube star who posts sponsored content about her life at USC, while her younger daughter, Bella, is an actress.
"I do think they will recover," Bragman says of Huffman and Loughlin's reputations. "I do think Lori actually has a harder time to recover — she is Aunt Becky but she is all-American, very mainstream. Felicity tends to be a little edgier, her acting DNA actually helps her in this case."