It’s a wrap. Hallmark’s parent company, Crown Media Family Network, has officially severed ties with actress, Lori Loughlin, shortly after it was revealed that she was allegedly involved in a college admissions scandal. Loughlin was a series regular on When Calls the Heart.
“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” the statement read on March 14. “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.”
Loughlin, 54, was set to be released from jail on $1 million bond after appearing in federal court on March 13 for her alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions scam. The Fuller House star was allowed to keep her passport for work on a project in British Columbia, but the judge told Loughlin to surrender it by December unless she obtained a court order. Now that she’ll no longer be needed for the projects, this could affect the bond release agreement approved by the judge.
Loughlin’s next court date is currently scheduled for March 29 in Boston, so there’s a chance federal prosecutors could bring that up at their next hearing and ask her to surrender her passport sooner. Both Lori and Desperate Housewivesstar Felicity Huffman, 56, were indicted on March 12, on charges related to the scam. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to help their daughters, Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19, get designated as recruits to the USC crew team, even though they did not participate in crew.
Meanwhile, Loughlin’s youngest daughter also faced some consequences. In a statement on March 14, Sephora said they were ending the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia after her parents were charged in the bribery scheme, noting how it was “effective immediately.”