Lori Loughlin dropped from Hallmark channel roles after cheating scandal

Lori Loughlin dropped from Hallmark channel roles after cheating scandal

The makeup obsessed teen and beauty vlogger is a freshman at University of Southern California (USC), a place the Justice Department alleges she was able to secure because her parents Fuller House's Lori, 54, and designer Mossimo Giannulli, 55, allegedly committed mail fraud. The scam is said to have involved faking Olivia's sporting records to make it seem like she was part of a school rowing crew. We've reached out to the USC communications major for a comment on the news but we've yet to receive a response.

Her parents were indicted on federal charges that claim they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into USC under false pretenses that they were a student athletes. The accused mastermind, William Singer, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.

The 19-year-old boasts 1.4 million Instagram followers and almost 2 million YouTube subscribers on her channel where she shares beauty tutorials, makeup hacks and just her average day-to-day happenings.

Lori surrendered herself to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday (March 13) and was later released on a one million dollar bond.

Another lawsuit by Joshua Toy and his mother said he was denied college admission despite a 4.2 grade point average, and seeks $500 billion of damages from 45 defendants for defrauding and inflicting emotional distress on everyone whose "rights to a fair chance" to enter college was stolen.

In a statement Thursday, the parent company of the Hallmark Channel says it was "saddened" by the recent allegations.

"I am upset that I was unknowingly involved in a large scheme that helps give kids who may not work as hard as others an advantage over those who truly deserve those spots", Jack told The Hollywood Reporter.

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In a statement, Smollett's attorney Mark Geragos said while the indictment was "not unexpected". The decision was made to "avoid further disruption on set", producers said.

"I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend", she said in a video posted to her YouTube channel, which has over 1.9 million subscribers. "I got everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and had it all shipped to me in just two-days", she posted on Instagram.

She later apologized, saying, "I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically".

Starting on YouTube when she was just 14, the now 19-year-old has developed a number of relationships with brands and has even collaborated with many of them on sponsored content.

It is now unknown whether or not Olivia will be expelled from University of Southern California, where she is now enrolled.

Almost 50 people have been arrested in the bribery scheme, including actress Felicity Huffman who was also released on a $250,000 bond.

Loughlin's lawyer Perry Visconti did not immediately reply to an email requesting comment.

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud", Lelling said. USA Today reported that she is now a freshman at the University of Southern California.

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