Actress Lori Loughlin with daughters Isabella Rose Giannulli (L) and Olivia Jade Giannulli (R). Additionally, she stars in the network's film series Garage Sale Mysteries. Asked about Hallmark's success, Crown Media CEO Bill Abbott told The Washington Post that in an "undeniably contentious" national environment, "we are a place you can go and feel good". "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 Hallmark parent company said in a statement.
Loughlin's career and the Hallmark Channel were deeply intertwined. "This is our format, this is what we do,"' Loughlin said in an interview a year ago with The Associated Press about the Christmas movies. Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying bribes to secure their daughters' admissions to top college programs.More news: Why Ben Affleck Loves His Massive Phoenix Tattoo
On Wednesday, Loughlin returned to Los Angeles to surrender to federal authorities, and was released to continue her work in Vancouver after posting a $1 million bond. Loughlin actually has projects slated through November, after which the judge has ordered her to surrender her passport on December 19.
Loughlin has reportedly been arrested for her alleged involvement in a scam that helped her daughters get into USC.More news: Whoopi Goldberg Returns to 'The View' After Pneumonia
The New York City native with a sunny smile proved a good fit for the channel that specializes in romantic dramas and comedies with a wholesome touch, while her media-friendly personality allowed her to expertly tout her shows on her website and in TV appearances. She faces charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest-services mail fraud, according to a criminal complaint. This, though neither child had participated in the sport.
Loughlin surrendered to law enforcement Wednesday, one day after the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced it indicted dozens of people allegedly involved in the scam. She appeared in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday looking visibly exhausted, before posting $250,000 bail and surrendering her passport.More news: Facebook's massive outage was the result of a server configuration change