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

by San Eli News

“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.