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Lori Loughlin Is Dropped by Hallmark Amid Charges She Bribed Daughters’ Way Into College

Lori Loughlin Is Dropped by Hallmark Amid Charges She Bribed Daughters’ Way Into College

“Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin faced massive public backlash this week after she was charged in connection to a $25 million college admissions scheme.

Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying upwards of “$500,000 in bribes to have their two daughters admitted into the University of Southern California,” according to NBC News.

On Tuesday, the actress was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

She was taken into custody the following day and has since been released on a $1 million bond. Now, the controversy has started to affect her career.

Hallmark Channel announced Thursday that they are ending their relationship with Loughlin, who was previously a network regular, NBC News reports.

Hallmark Channel’s parent company said in a statement:

“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations. We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third party production.”

In addition to halting production on Loughlin’s current projects, Hallmark Channel will remove all of her past work from the network.

Loughlin has also allegedly been dropped by the “Full House” reboot, “Fuller House,” where she guest starred for the past four seasons, according to TMZ.

The actress’ daughter, 19-year-old Olivia Jade Giannulli, is also facing fallout from the controversy.

The teen, who was a student at USC when the scandal broke, is a social media influencer who scored deals with beauty giants Sephora and TRESemmé.

Both companies have now decided to drop the Instagram mogul after news broke that Loughlin allegedly paid for her to be a USC crew recruit despite not doing crew, Buzzfeed News reports.

Sephora said in a statement:

“After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade.”

Her products have since been pulled from their site.

TRESemmé also confirmed they ended their relationship with the star, who did sponsored posts with them on Instagram.

Loughlin’s other daughter, Isabella Rose Giannelli, was admitted to USC but it’s unclear if she attended.

In total, 33 parents have been charged in relation to the college admissions scandal.

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  • I’m proud that Hallmark Channel has fired Lori Loughlin and is pulling all her work. I pray they will revise the scripts for “When Calls the Heart” and save the series, which is wonderful and a gentle story to follow on a Sunday evening. I’d really hate for everyone else connected with the show to lose out because Loughlin got arrogant and decided to shed any sense of moral, ethical standards and cheat the system. What terrible messages she is sending her daughters…they’re “entitled”, they’re too stupid to get in on their own merits, Loughlin and her husband’s social status is more important what’s good for their kids (who are clearly spoiled rotten and have no respect for education or knowledge). What a pathetic mess.

  • I too am grateful to Hallmark for standing on principle. I do hope they revise the When Calls the Heart series though. It is a wonderful program! Don’t make us and her co-stars pay for her crimes!

  • Ok, I understand Hallmarks reasoning,but if they pull all of Lori Loughlin’s past work, you won’t be able to watch earlier seasons of When calls the Heart. I don’t understand why the make-up companies are dropping the daughter. This is not something she asked for. It’s hard for a child to go against their parents.

    • The golden spoon mom and dad put in her mouth is not worth a pot to piss in, she got where she is on mom and dads money, now she needs to work her way back with her own blood sweet and tears

  • @Susan Justice (ironic), what’s the principle? You might be guilty? What happened to innocent until proven guilty? And why should the punishment be “you lose your job”. I would agree it appears Ms. Loughlin appears guilty. But I’m tired of society lynch mobs meting out the punishment. If she still had an income perhaps she could make restitution, or create scholarships for the two places she took (again, if guilty). We are digging for people’s mistakes, looking for any flaw in others. It’s a scab on society.

  • What happened to innocent until proven guilty? As far as I can find out she has only been accused. I hope Hallmark reconsiders, at least until she is proven guilty. In the mean time, they can find a way to gracefully cut her out of their shows, if she is proven guilty. I’ve always thought of Hallmark as a Christian network. To rush to judgement so swiftly is concerning. Unless, of course, she went to Hallmark and told them she was guilty. There is probably lots that the media has not revealed.

    • I like her work. If she did do what she is accused of, the the court should pronounce the punishment. I agree that the principle of “innocent UNTIL PROVEN guilty” should be followed. Too many times a person is tried and found guilty in the public arena, their life ruined, and the been tried in a court of law that finds him/her not guilty. Too late.. their life is ruined.

  • I am for one proud that Hallmark stopped all produstion with her, she was one of my favorite actress’s but I am no longer a fan…… This is what happens when money talks…… there are so many middle class people that would love for their kids to attend a bigger school, but instead people like her is the reason they reject others….again MONEY talks…… I am glad they got dropped and maybe now they will know what it will feel like to have to actually work to make money and make it in life

    • I agree that people make mistakes but the FBI has obviously investigated this thoroughly. If Lori paid bribes of more than 1/2 million & her bond was $1 million, she will probably wind up in prison. She has always been a favorite of mine & a mainstay of Hallmark. It is a shame that her squeaky clean career has now become an avalanche.

  • I agree with Judy, please just write her out of When Calls the Heart. They can get another mayor but love that show

  • I don’t think she should be fired. I have lost respect for her personally, but I still like her work as an actress. Many Hallmark shows show people being redeemed. Hallmark should be able to figure out a way to let her have a chance to do the same.

  • Pretty soon we will have no movies to watch, no music to listen to, no one to run for political office, no restaurants to eat at, no professional sports to watch, no sporting goods stores to shop at, no sitcom reruns to watch… what am I missing? Only perfect people (all their lives- including teen years) will be allowed to make a living. It’s gonna get rough.

  • Praying for all involved. Don’t pass judgement. We have all done something in our lives her is just magnified because of her stardom and the amount. In God’s eyes there are no differences in sins. PRAISE GOD HE IS AN FORGIVING GOD AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVING GOD. You should pray for all involved!

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