Following Lori Loughlin’s arrest for her role in the college admissions fraud scandal, the social and financial fallout has been swift.
Her young daughter, Olivia Jade, is losing partnerships left and right.
And now Lori has lost her bread and butter — because the Hallmark Channel has severed all ties with her.
Crown Media Family Networks released a statement on Thursday.
“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” the statement begins.
Crown Media Family Networks then announces: “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin.”
“And,” the statement adds. “Have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin”
The statement notes that this is “including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third party production.”
Lori’s career in recent years has made her something of a fixture on Hallmark.
She has appeared in a number of television movies — recently including one of the channel’s infamously cheesy Christmas movies.
Since 2014, Lori has held a starring role on the television series, When Calls The Heart.
(I looked that up and it is real, but if I were sitting around making up fake Hallmark TV titles, I could not come up with a better parody)
The next episode of this show was scheduled to air on Sunday, March 17, but it will not.
“We are evaluating all creative options related to When Calls the Heart series,” Crown Media Family Networks reveals to E! News.
On Tuesday, Lori’s husband Mossimo Giannulli was arrested without incident.
The next day, Lori was arrested after a night flight.
She had been away filming.
Lori has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
More than forty others were charged with using fraud and bribes to guarantee their child’s college admission.
In her case, she and her husband allegedly paid two bribes totally $500,000 to ensure that their daughters were admitted to USC.
The fraud? Making it appear that Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose were part of the University of Southern California’s rowing team.
The FBI made the arrests on Tuesday morning.
According to the affidavit, the crimes spanned “Beginning in or about 2011, and continuing through the present.”
“The defendants,” the affidavit identifies. “Principally individuals whose high-school aged children were applying to college.”
The allegation is that they “conspired with others to use bribery and other forms of fraud.”
The affidavit says that the purpose was “to facilitate their children’s admission to colleges and universities in the District of Massachusetts and elsewhere.”
The targets were “including Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California, and the University of California — Los Angeles, among others.”
Lori is not the only one in the family whose career has already been impacted.
Olivia Jade, the younger of her two college-aged daughters, has already begun to lose product endorsement deals and partnerships.
For an influencer, those kinds of business relationships are absolutely vital.
There are a lot of questions about how many teens whose parents participated in this scheme may have known.
Plenty may have been kept totally in the dark.
But since reports say that Olivia and Isabella posed on rowing machines to help sell the story, many have concluded that they were in on it.
And now they are in on the social and financial fallout for their parents’ alleged crimes.