Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel after college admissions scandal

Amazon and Sephora hired Lori Loughlin's Instagram-famous daughter as an influencer before the FBI charged her parents in an explosive college admissions bribery scandal

Lori Loughlin has always been a staple on the Hallmark Channel and its sister channel, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, with the show What Calls the Heart and the Garage Sale Mysteries movies for years.

Along with her Sephora partnership, the 19-year-old was also connected with the online clothing retailer, Princess Polly.

Fallout from the arrests also affected their daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, a social-media star who pushes products on her accounts.

One day after Lori Loughlin was ensnared in a bombshell college admissions investigation and released on a $1 million bond, the actress has been dropped by the Hallmark Channel.

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying $500,000 so they're two daughters, Olivia and Bella, could get accepted into USC.

USA attorney Andrew Lelling announced that the parents charged in the scam represent "a catalog of wealth and privilege".

Lori Loughlin's daughters will not return to the University of Southern California, or USC, because they reportedly can not deal with the bullying.

"After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately", Sephora told NBC News.

Singer and eight colleges were named as defendants in the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages including refunds of application fees paid to the schools over seven years by unsuccessful applicants.

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among the dozens of parents facing federal charges.

She added: "I'm really disappointed in myself". If you recall, the whole fraudulent scheme allegedly involved Olivia and her sister Bella posing as athletes recruited by the university to be a part of the crew team, despite them not playing the sport. Loughlin previously appeared in the network's Christmas movies and stars in the series When Calls the Heart, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

She later apologized, saying, "I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically".

The first involved parents who "allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on behalf of students or correct their answers".

Giannulli has also been sponsored by a number of other companies, including TRESemmé, Princess Polly, Smile Direct Club, Amazon Prime Student, Clinique, Lulus, Windsor, Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, Conair, Boohoo and Smashbox Cosmetics. Huffman is reportedly police custody, according to a report by New York Daily News.

Other parents named in court documents included a variety of chief executives along with real estate professionals and top attorneys on both coasts. The racketeering conspiracy case includes 33 parents, as well nine coaches from universities that include USC, UCLA, Yale, Stanford and Georgetown.

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