Hallmark And Netflix Drop Lori Loughlin Amid College Bribery Scandal

Image result for lori loughlin
Credit: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Lori Loughlin, most notably known for playing the adorable Aunt Becky who would make Uncle Jesse say, “Have mercy!”, has officially been fired from Hallmark.

After a recent scandal pertaining to academic admissions, Hallmark has decided to no longer work with the actress. She was working on the show When Calls the Heart and other projects on Crown Media, but after the recent college admissions allegations, Loughlin has been let go.

According to a statement from Hallmark obtained by TVLine, “We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations. 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.”

Why is this happening?

On March 13, Loughlin turned herself over to authorities after being indicted for involvement in bribing the admissions board at the University of Aouthern California. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are just one set of parents involved in the large scheme that allegedly saw parents paying up $6 million to get their children into colleges such as Yale and Georgetown.

It is alleged that Loughlin and Giannulli paid $500,000 to get their two daughters onto the University of Southern California’s crew team, although neither girl participated in the sport.

To add further to fans of Loughlin’s disappointment, Netflix announced on Friday that they had also dropped Loughlin from Fuller House. While filming has not yet commenced on the series’ fifth and final season, The Hollywood Reporter has been told that “production won’t be impacted by Loughlin’s legal issues as there are no current plans for her to return.”

Advertisements