Hallmark cuts ties with Lori Loughlin after college bribery scandal

Lori Loughlin is DROPPED from Netflix’s Fuller House after Hallmark cut all ties with the actress following the college admission cheating scandal for paying $500K to get her daughters into USC

  • The Hallmark Channel revealed Thursday it has dropped actress Lori Loughlin 
  • Network has also stopped development of all productions involving Loughlin 
  • It comes a day after her arrest in the college admissions cheating scandal 
  • Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying bribes to gain their daughters’ college admissions 
  • Sephora has announced it had ended its partnership with Loughlin’s YouTube star daughter Olivia Jade

Lori Loughlin’s storied television career has come to a screeching halt after accusations she paid $500,000 in bribes to get her daughters accepted into the University of Southern California.

One day after Loughlin was indicted on a single count of mail fraud, the actress was fired from her roles on the Hallmark Series When Calls the Heart and the Garage Sale Mysteries franchise as well as being cut from the network’s annual holiday movie offerings. 

The network also announced that this week’s episode of Loughlin’s series, which she was filming when charges were announced on Tuesday, will not air as executives decide on the show’s future. 

Hallmark’s parent company Crown Media said it was ‘saddened’ by the allegations against Loughlin but is no longer working with her and has halted all productions she stars in for the time being. 

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Loughlin is out for season five of Fuller House, which has yet to start filming and only featured the actress in a limited role during previous seasons.  

It is not just Loughlin who is feeling the heat either, with Sephora and Tresemme both annoucning that they have ended their partnerships with Loughlin’s YouTube star daughter Olivia Jade. 

Hallmark said it was ‘saddened’ by the allegations involving Lori Loughlin and revealed on Thursday the network would no longer be working with the actress 

Hallmark initially took a wait-and-see approach after a federal investigation of the scam involving more than 30 parents, many of them prominent, was revealed on Tuesday. 

Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying bribes to gain their daughters’ college admissions. 

She’s been among Hallmark’s so-called Christmas queens who topline a slate of popular holiday movies. 

She also starred in the ongoing Garage Sale Mysteries movies and was halfway through filming season six of When Calls the Heart.

Loughlin’s series tapes in Canada and she flew back to California from Vancouver some time after the news of the charges broke on Tuesday.

In February, the season six premiere of When Calls The Heart was watched by a series-best 2.5million viewers, putting it behind only The Walking Dead in Sunday night cable dramas. 

Loughlin was starring on the series ‘When Calls the Heart’ at the time of her arrest in the college admissions bribery scheme


Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were both charged after being accused of paying bribes to gain their daughters’ college admissions. Loughlin is pictured left in a court sketch on Wednesday, while her husband is pictured right leaving court


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The 54-year-old, well known for her role as Aunt Becky in ‘Full House’, has a sunny smile that proved a good fit for Hallmark, which specializes in romantic dramas and comedies with a wholesome touch. 

Her media-friendly personality allowed her to expertly tout her shows on her website and in TV appearances. 

Loughlin’s publicist declined to comment Thursday on Hallmark’s decision to drop her. 

Loughlin and her husband were among more than 30 parents who paid a consultant to ensure their offspring’s place in college with bribes and falsified exams. 

Prosecutors allege the couple paid $500,000 to have their daughters – Olivia, 19, and Isabella, 20, labeled as crew-team recruits at USC even though neither is a rower.

Outrage: Sephora has ended its partnership with Lori Louglin’s YouTuber daughter Olivia Jade

Last year, Olivia Jade even released her own palette as part of a collaboration with its in-house label Sephora Collection

Loughlin and Giannulli were taken into federal custody and later released on separate $1 million bonds on Wednesday. 

Their daughter, 19-year-old Olivia, who is widely known as a social media and YouTube star with millions of followers, has worked with popular beauty retailer Sephora for some time now.

Last year, she even released her own palette as part of a collaboration with its in-house label Sephora Collection. 

But the company has now terminated its partnership with the teen, after it was revealed on Tuesday her parents had been charged. 

Hair care brand Tresemme added: ‘We take this very seriously and are no longer working with Olivia.’

Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman was among other prominent parents, including a lawyer, doctor and hedge fund manager, indicted in the scam. 

Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying $500,000 to have their daughters – Olivia, 19, (left) and Isabella, 20, (right) labeled as crew-team recruits at USC even though neither is a rower

Loughlin has previously acted alongside her eldest daughter Isabella on Hallmark channel films

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