Hallmark Announces Decision To Drop Lori Loughlin From Network

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

Hallmark Channel Cuts Ties With Lori Loughlin Amid College Admissions Scandal

Loughlin was one of dozens of people to be charged in the ongoing college admissions scandal, with prosecutors accusing her of paying her daughters' way into the University of Southern California. She starred in the network's period drama "When Calls the Heart", beginning in 2014 and regularly appeared on "Garage Sale Mysteries", a series of crime drama flicks made for television, along with a number of Christmas movies for the channel.

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

The channel's parent company, Crown Media Family Networks, issued a statement Thursday revealing it has stopped development of all productions involving the "Fuller House" star.

Loughlin's daughter, for whom she allegedly paid $500,000 to gain admission into USC, lost her partnership with Sephora and other brands on Thursday as well. When Calls the Heart, which stars Loughlin as a schoolteacher in a turn-of-the-century Canadian coal town, is now airing its sixth season.

Loughlin has not responded publicly to the allegations or entered a plea in the case, and didn't speak in court Wednesday except to give one-word answers to the judge's questions.

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

Loughlin and her lawyer, Perry Visconti, have yet to comment on Hallmark and Sephora's decision to cut ties.

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

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