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John Stamos, Jodie Sweetin Recall ‘Death Threats,’ FBI Protection on ‘Full House’ Set

John Stamos, Jodie Sweetin Recall ‘Death Threats,’ FBI Protection on ‘Full House’ Set

While there have been plenty of wild stories involving actors and actresses, this one from the Full House world is quite strange. Let’s dial back the clock to when Full House was on ABC’s primetime schedule. John Stamos and Jodie Sweetin, of course, were part of that show’s fantastic cast. Well, both of them had strange events happen around them. Eventually, both of them had to get some type of protection.

Stamos talked about getting death threats from fans back in the 1990s. He shared this revelation during a visit to Sweetin and Andrea Barber’s How Rude…Tanneritos! podcast. Then, Sweetin and Barber remembered that security officers at their soundstage set up “metal detectors” before a live taping. They said this was “unheard of back in the early ’90s.”

“I could feel like this nervous energy all throughout backstage,” Barber said, according to People. “And then right before you went out for your intro, John, you did the sign of the cross. And then I think it was Bob (Saget), maybe Dave (Coulier), who leaned over to you and said, ‘Can I have your parking spot?’”

‘Full House’ Star John Stamos Dealt With ‘Deranged Idiot’

Stamos said “Some deranged idiot” appeared across the street from Sony. That’s where Full House was being filmed. And this man who was making threats went up to a woman in production. He asked where was Stamos. The woman asked what were his intentions. He said, “Because I’m going to kill him.”

Stamos added that the woman went to get security, but he was gone by the time she got back. Yet the man tried calling a “hotline” to reach him.

Well, Stamos had had enough of that. He ended up getting an “FBI agent.” Stamos said that person followed him around “24 hours a day.” He said, “I was so stupid, because I tried to ditch them.”

Sweetin Said She Received Death Threast From Prisoners

Sweetin said she’d get death threats from men in prison. She also got requests for “specific photos” of herself as a child. “I had someone who was calling the stage… asking for my mom,” Sweetin said. “They connected it to my dressing room and they were like, ‘Do you know where your daughter is right now? We have her.’”

It was “really creepy stuff,” Sweetin said. She also said that she’d hired the late Henry Kissinger’s former bodyguard to keep her safe. “I had a bodyguard in New York because there was a guy that the FBI was following [who] was trying to kidnap me,” Sweetin said. “It’s a weird way to exist.”