Hallmark cuts ties with Lori Loughlin following arrest

Richard Shotwell  Invision  AP		Lori Loughlin in 2017

On Thursday, a rep for Crown Media - the umbrella group that includes the Hallmark Channel - confirmed to Fox News that the company has cut ties with the 54-year-old star.

"We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations", the company said in a statement.

Hallmark Cards Inc. says it will no longer working with Loughlin and has stopped development of all productions involving her.

Lori Loughlin in a courtroom sketch in Los Angeles on Wednesday. In February, the season six premiere of "When Calls the Heart" was watched by a series-best 2.5 million viewers, putting it behind only "The Walking Dead" in Sunday night cable dramas.

"We are evaluating all creative options related to "When Calls the Heart" series", the company stated. "This is our format, this is what we do,"' Loughlin said in an interview previous year with The Associated Press about the Christmas movies.

Loughlin's career and the Hallmark Channel were deeply intertwined.

Aside from Garage Sale Mysteries, Loughlin also starred in the series When Calls the Heart and its annual Christmas film.

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Apart from travelling to the Vancouver area, the actor is only allowed to move within the continental U.S. Loughlin actually has projects slated through November, after which the judge has ordered her to surrender her passport on December 19.

Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin in April 2015.

Loughlin has reportedly been arrested for her alleged involvement in a scam that helped her daughters get into USC.

On Tuesday, Loughlin was indicted by federal officials after being accused of being in a college bribery scheme.

Loughlin was one of dozens of people to be charged in the ongoing college admissions scandal, with prosecutors accusing her of paying her daughters' way into the University of Southern California. This, though neither child had participated in the sport.

One of Loughlin's daughters, Olivia Jade, has more than 1 million followers on Instagram. It was not clear if their other daughter, Isabella, has attended the university.

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.

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