I just don’t know what it is with sitcom stars these days. We grew up with them never knowing the kind of criminals they were all this time.
Lori Loughlin, who famously played Aunt Becky on Full House, is now someone else to add to the criminal list. Two days after Lori Loughlin flew into town from a Vancouver set to face charges and arrest over the elite college entrance fraud scheme, Hallmark Channel has cut all of its various ties with the actor.
Loughlin along with fellow actress Felicity Huffman and at least 50 other people are among the dozens of parents facing federal charges. Others charged include nine coaches at elite schools; two SAT/ACT administrators; an exam proctor; a college administrator; and a CEO who admitted he wanted to help the wealthiest families get their kids into elite colleges.
It was all orchestrated by William Rick Singer, CEO of a college admissions prep company called The Key. Singer pleaded guilty to four charges Tuesday and admitted that everything a prosecutor accused him of “is true.”
Some parents paid between $15,000 and $75,000 per test to help their children get a better score, prosecutors said. In some cases, parents allegedly took part in Singer’s scheme to bribe college coaches and athletic officials.
Loughlin’s bond was set at a staggering 1 million dollars. As for Hallmark they released this statement:
“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” a Crown Mediaspokesperson told Deadline. “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.”
Suddenly this joke below seems all too real now:
Despite Fuller House coming to an end, Netflix is already hard at work on the series spin-off: