Lori Loughlin dropped by Hallmark after she's accused in college admissions scandal

Carla Harmon
March 15, 2019

Retail giant Target distanced itself Thursday from Mossimo Giannulli, who designed the "Mossimo" clothing line that ran in its stores for years, after he and his wife, actress Lori Loughlin, were linked to a college admissions cheating scandal involving dozens of wealthy parents.

Lori Loughlin and daughters Olivia Jade (left) and Isabella Rose at a charity event last month.

The development of all productions with the actress for Crown Media Channels, including Hallmark Channel, have been halted reported The Hollywood Reporter.

"We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admissions process, " Hallmark Cards Inc., parent company of the Crown Media Family Networks group that includes the Hallmark Channel, said in a statement.

Hallmark Channel pink slipped Lori Loughlin and pulled the plug on the Garage Sales Mysteries earlier today and now the Crown Media owned outlet is putting the actor's other series When Calls The Heart on ice, for a bit.

Some are predicting that Hallmark would sever ties with Loughlin because of the controversy. After the charges were announced on Tuesday, Olivia received a lot of backlash, especially because people immediately recalled a YouTube video in which she said she didn't "really care" about school.

The 54-year-old actress has starred in 15 Garage Sale Mysteries films so far, with another installment listed as "filming" on IMDb and three more in pre-production. And if you don't, they rein you back in and say, 'You have to follow. She will have to surrender her passport in November, when her projects are expected to wrap. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were allowed to put their house up as collateral to secure the bond according to TMZ. They were booked and released on bail set at $1 million each for allegedly paying a college consultant company $500,000 to ensure their two daughters would be accepted to the University of Southern California as athletic recruits.

Loughlin has not yet entered a plea in the case, and her attorney declined comment Wednesday after her first appearance in a Los Angeles federal court.

Loughlin, Giannulli and Huffman are all ordered to appear in federal court in Boston on March 29 for a preliminary hearing.

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