"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 network's parent company said in a statement to CNN. "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. Many fans noted expressed in the scandal's wake that they were ambivalent or uncomfortable watching Loughlin on screen now, while others sprung to her defense.
The Hallmark channel's parent company Crown Media has announced that it is showing former Full House star Lori Loughlin the door around the same time Sephora publicly cut ties with Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli.
She said the rigidity chafes a bit but called the result "heartwarming", adding, "You go to bed and you don't have any bad dreams".
Loughlin was in Vancouver Tuesday filming the 16th film in the Garage Sale Mysteries series when Federal Bureau of Investigation agents showed up at her Los Angeles home to charge her and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, with fraud.
Court documents allege Loughlin and her husband paid bribes totaling $500,000 to have their two daughters - 20-year-old Isabella and 19-year-old Olivia - designated as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, despite not actually participating in the sport. The network doesn't specify if they'll continue to air the current season of When Calls the Heart but it seems likely that they will. "We are evaluating all creative options related to When Calls the Heart series". "While extremely saddened and disappointed, I separate the personal lives of the actors from the writers and producers who are bringing community- minded and family-friendly shows to TV", DiGiovanna said.
Hallmark severed ties with Loughlin on Thursday, although initial reports said Loughlin would be allowed to return to Vancouver after posting a $1 million bond. It's owned by Crown Media, whose parent is Hallmark Cards Inc., the Kansas City, Missouri, enterprise started in 1910.
"She lost trust", said Robert Passikoff, president of Brand Keys, a New York-based brand research firm.