On Thursday, March 14, Hallmark announced it was ending its working relationship with Loughlin, who’s been a mainstay on the network for years. “We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” Hallmark’s parent company Crown Media said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “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. ” Per The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has also cut ties with Loughlin ahead of the final season of Fuller House.
UPDATE: January 4, at 3:45 p. m. : According to reports, Lori Loughlin has hired a "prison expert" to help her prepare for the possibility of time behind bars. “She has someone who is advising her what to do in case she loses her case and goes to prison,” a source tells People. “The advisor is there to help her learn the ropes.
While Huffman accepted a plea deal on April 8, the fate of Loughlin’s legal battle is still unknown, as she and Giannulli have yet to agree to a deal and additional charges have been added to their indictments. “She has been in complete denial and thought maybe she could skate by,” a source told E!. “She refused to accept any jail time and thought the D. A. was bluffing.
Sephora severed its working relationship with Giannulli, who’s an influencer and had a collection with the brand, because of what’s going on. “After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately,” a statement from the company reads. “[Olivia] feels she has worked very hard to get different work deals and everything is just gone,” the source also tells People. ”She thought she knew what the future had in store for her, and it all just crumbled.
UPDATE: December 2, at 7:30 a. m. : Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade, made a return to YouTube for the first time since news of the college cheating scandal broke in March.
On Monday, April 8, Huffman announced in a statement that she intended to plead guilty to the charges against her. “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” she said. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.
A source tells People magazine that Loughlin is trying to keep her daily routine as normal as possible to stay calm through this crisis. “While waiting for this to come to some conclusion, she’s trying to keep a somewhat regular schedule—going to yoga and Pilates and seeing friends for lunch,” the source says. “She is very faith-based, and she knows her faith will get her through this.
People also reports that the actor wants to use her potential jail sentence as a time to grow. “She wants to understand what the experience will be like, and how to not only survive it, but flourish in it,” the source said. “She is looking at this whole thing as a learning experience, and this is one more thing that she’s trying to learn.
She and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying $500,000 to have their two daughters billed as recruits for the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither of them participates in the sport. “There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy,” U. S. attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said at a press conference Tuesday, March 12. “And I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either.
It’s 2019, and Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are very much involved in a college admissions scandal.
According to People magazine, Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, has “no plans” to return to USC in light of this scandal. “She can’t handle anything right now.
When I turned on my computer one day in March, the last story I expected to see was “Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Are Involved in a College Admissions Scandal,” but here we are.
Loughlin is facing the possibility of 45 years in prison. https://t.co/FTOxerdQTH— Glamour (@glamourmag) January 4, 2020
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