Hallmark Ditches Lori Loughlin After Alleged College Cheating Scam

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

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.

Hallmark has made a decision to cut ties with actress Lori Loughlin - the longtime face of its cable channel - following her arrest in the ongoing college bribery scandal.

"We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations", the statement read.

As Loughlin faces a federal indictment, Crown Media said that is "no longer working with" her and that it has halted development of all its productions involving her, including "Garage Sale Mysteries", even though the series is made by an independent third party.

Loughlin, who was on the cast of the hit 90s sitcom "Full House", is accused of spending $500,000 in bribes to help her two daughters gain admission into USC.

Loughlin appeared on six seasons of "When Calls the Heart". She appeared in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday looking visibly exhausted, before posting $250,000 bail and surrendering her passport.

Her youngest, Olivia Jade Giannulli, has also been facing backlash and she, too, saw one of her business partnerships end on Thursday as a result.

Hallmark sweetheart Lori Loughlin not only got arrested this week, but she is also losing her crown as a Hallmark Christmas queen.

When reached by Fox News, a rep for Loughlin said that they "have no information to share".

Loughlin and Desperate Housewives alum Felicity Huffman were both indicted on Tuesday, March 12, as part of Operation Varsity Blues, a federal investigation into the scam.

Loughlin was taken into custody Wednesday and then released the same day on $1 million bond.

Misbehavior may be unusual in the Hallmark world but is nothing new for Hollywood, with the fallout from sex and other scandals affecting celebrities and companies. So did her empire, despite Stewart's efforts to separate her personal actions from it: "Wrong - you're the brand", he said. "Full House" co-star Candace Cameron Bure and Lacey Chabert are among its popular holiday movie stars, and another emerged this year as Kellie Pickler's "Christmas At Graceland" ranked as the most-watched entry.



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