Hallmark Channel cuts ties with Lori Loughlin amid college bribery scandal

Owner Hallmark Cards says it is ‘saddened’ by allegations as actor’s daughter loses deals with Sephora and Tresemmé

The Hallmark Channel cut ties on Thursday with Lori Loughlin, a day after the star’s arrest in a college admissions scam put the family-friendly network and extended Hallmark brand in uncomfortable proximity to a national scandal.

“We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admissions process,” Hallmark Cards Inc, parent company of the Crown Media Family Networks group, which includes the Hallmark Channel, said in a statement.

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