Lori Loughlin: Hallmark Channel drops actor amid college admissions scandal

The Hallmark Channel has cut ties with Lori Loughlin after the actor was charged in what authorities have described as a large-scale college bribery scheme.Hallmark Cards Inc, the channel’s parent company, said in a statement on Thursday that it will no longer work with Loughlin and has stopped development on all productions in which she appears.“We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admissions process,” the statement reads.From extras.“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.”The company 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 allegedly paying bribes to gain their daughters’ college admissions. Loughlin’s career and the Hallmark Channel were deeply intertwined. She’s been among its so-called “Christmas queens” who appear in a slate of popular holiday movies, and also starred in the ongoing Garage Sale Mysteries movies, as well as the series When Calls the Heart .