Lori Loughlin Dropped By Hallmark After Arrest for College Admissions Scam

Share

Allegations surfaced that they bribed sports recruiters inside the university to have their children accepted as athletes for the crew team, despite the fact that neither of their children participated in the sport. Additionally, she stars in the network's film series Garage Sale Mysteries.

The allegation that Loughlin paid bribes to gain her daughters' college admissions is unconnected to Hallmark, but her career and the channel have become intertwined.

Hallmark Channel told the Associated Press that actress Lori Loughlin will no longer be involved with the network after starring in more than a dozen of the network's films.

Actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the People's Choice Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 18, 2017.

Paris-based Sephora says in a statement Thursday that after reviewing the developments, the company has ended its partnership with 19-year-old Olivia Jade Giannulli "effective immediately".

Best known for playing Aunt Becky on the long-running sitcom "Full House" in the 1990s ― and then again in the Netflix revival ― Loughlin has been a staple of Hallmark Channel programming in recent years. The company said it has severed its relationship with Loughlin.

On Wednesday, the "Full House" star was taken into custody over her alleged connection to the scheme. She appeared in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday looking visibly exhausted, before posting $250,000 bail and surrendering her passport.

Loughlin appeared on six seasons of "When Calls the Heart".

A representative for Loughlin declined to comment.

The New York City native with a sunny smile proved a good fit for the channel that specializes in romantic dramas and comedies with a wholesome touch, while her media-friendly personality allowed her to expertly tout her shows on her website and in TV appearances.

Loughlin surrendered to law enforcement Wednesday, one day after the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced it indicted dozens of people allegedly involved in the scam.

While Stewart may exemplify her business, Loughlin isn't the only engaging star that Hallmark boasts.

She's among the so-called "Christmas queens" who topline a slate of popular holiday movies.

"There are other actresses out there, whether they find or develop another to replace her, " said Ries.

Share