Hallmark Channel cuts ties with Lori Loughlin amid college admissions scandal

Hallmark Channel cuts ties with Lori Loughlin amid college admissions scandal

Hallmark Channel cuts ties with Lori Loughlin amid college admissions scandal

- Beauty company Sephora has dropped its partnership with a daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli in the fallout from a college admission bribery scandal she is connected to.

Speaking to the Associated Press, the network said it will no longer work with the starlet and has stopped development on all of the productions she was involved in - including her beloved movie series Garage Sale Mysteries. Before Sephora took the Olivia Jade x Sephora Collection Bronze & Illuminate palette off their website, customers ripped Olivia in the comments section on the product's page, demanding that the company remove her product and cancel their partnership.

Jade, who has more than 3 million followers on Instagram and YouTube combined, received backlash online shortly after details of the fraud scheme emerged along with old videos in which she stated that she does not "care about school".

Giannulli, 19, who had previously partnered with the retailer on a makeup product, was recently outed as one of the college hopefuls whose parents lied to get her into USC.

Giannulli and Loughlin are accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to have their daughters listed as potential recruits for the University of Southern California's crew team, even though neither played the sport.

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

Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli attend The Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

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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. "She just finished her first year of college and she really enjoys it and I think she'll get her degree", Loughlin stated when asked about Isabella's dreams of becoming an actress.

"I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically". ET has reached out to Loughlin's rep for comment.

As reported by Today, this nationwide college admissions cheating scandal, which has reportedly resulted in kids being accepted to prestigious universities like Yale, Stanford, and Georgetown, is the "largest college admissions prosecution by the Justice Department in history".

Lori Loughlin was released on $1 million bail on March 14, after appearing in court on Wednesday, March 13. "They are both so anxious about their parents and the repercussions".

USC released a statement confirming that they'll be reviewing the applications of the two girls and others involved in the scandal.

The Stanford case is notable because it is among the country's most prestigious and selective universities, admitting just 4.3 percent of its applicants past year.

The report said a total of 50 people were charged in the investigation, including SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents.

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