Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel

Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel

Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to have their two daughters, the elder of whom is a YouTube star and social media influencer, labeled as rowers to get into the University of Southern California.

Hallmark has chose 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 allegations surrounding the college admissions allegations", the statement reads.

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.

The makeup company Sephora made a decision to give Giannulli the ax on account of her mother's alleged involvement.

Technology giant Hewlett Packard also removed an ad featuring Loughlin and daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19.

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. Their lawyer has declined comment.

Also on Thursday, the cosmetic giant Sephora announced the company would be ending a makeup partnership with Loughlin's daughter.

Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman were named in a massive college admissions scam in which parents used bribery as well as false test scores and scholarships to help their children into reputable universities.

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"We are evaluating all creative options related to "When Calls the Heart" series", the company stated. It's quickly moved to respond to any flare-ups, such as removing a gift wrap from circulation after one person complained of seeing a swastika in its pattern. But the white-collar crime Loughlin is accused of is akin to that of another unlikely scofflaw: Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of obstructing justice and lying to the government about a stock sale. So did her empire, despite Stewart's efforts to separate her personal actions from it: "Wrong - you're the brand", he said.

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

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