LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin was dropped by a television station, and her daughter lost a sponsorship deal on Thursday while students sued renowned universities for mounting the consequences of a massive college bribery scandal.
Crown Media Family Networks, the company that owns the Hallmark cable channel, broke the link to Loughlin, its Garage Sale Mysteries star after being accused in the scandal, it said Thursday.
"We no longer work with Lori Loughlin and stopped the development of all productions airing on the Crown Media Family Network channels," the company said in a statement.
Hallmark's announcement followed an earlier one by LVMH's Sephora Beauty chain that says the partnership with Loughlin's daughter Olivia is about to end.
Olivia Giannulli, the 1
Products from her make-up collaboration had been removed from Sephora's website by Thursday afternoon, and it was not immediately clear if her products were commercially available.
Olivia Giannulli's representative could not
Loughlin and her husband were charged on Tuesday for paying $ 500,000 in a system in which they had cheated college entrance exams and bribery of sports trainers to help Olivia and her sister Isabella Giannulli, according to court documents to the University of Southern California (USC) to get.
Loughlin and her husband were taken to Bundeshaft and later separately released US $ 1 million bonds on Wednesday.
Denied a Fair Shot
On Wednesday, lawsuits began, the day after the prosecution announced that a California company had earned about $ 25 million from parents looking for places for their children in top schools, including Georgetown University. Stanford University and Yale University.
Fifty people, including 33 parents and athletics coaches, have been criminalized in the nation Largest known college recording scandal. The accused mastermind, William Singer, pleaded guilty to bringing charges.
In a civil lawsuit, Stanford students Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods said they had been denied a fair opportunity to gain access to Yale and USC for alleged raids. Stanford degrees are being devalued.
Singer and eight colleges were named as defendants in the lawsuit claiming unspecified damages, including reimbursement of application fees paid by the unsuccessful applicants to the schools.
Another lawsuit filed by Joshua Toy and his mother said he was denied admission to college despite an average of 4.2 points, and he claimed $ 500 billion in damages from 45 defendants to be a fraudster and to have stolen emotional suffering from anyone whose "right to a fair chance" to enter college.  The defendants in this case include Singer and accused parents, including actor "Desperate Housewives," Felicity Huffman, Loughlin, and Giannulli, a William McGlashan Jr., a TPG Capital employee, who was released from the firm on Thursday.
"These class action lawsuits are opportunistic creatures of lawyers trying to break through," said Donald Heller, Singer's lawyer, in a telephone interview.
The lawyers of the other plaintiffs did not immediately respond to requests for comments.
Both lawsuits were filed in California. Further legal proceedings are likely.
The prosecution said Singer used his Edge College & Career Network and affiliate non-profit organization to help potential students cheat college entrance exams and bribe trainers to build themselves up or provide athletic credentials.
The Stanford case is notable It is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the country, having admitted only 4.3 percent of its applicants last year.
However, Olsen and Woods said that their degrees "are not worth so much now" because potential employers might question the question of recognition of their merits or through bribes from parents.
A Stanford spokesman said the university is investigating the lawsuit.
Hint that has led to the discovery of fraud
The original tip that led to the detection of the college scandal was an unrelated fraud involving Morrie Tobin, a Los Angeles resident called by prosecutors He said he's been dealing with pump-and-dump exchange programs, a person familiar with the mat, he said Thursday.
Tobin, found guilty of conspiracy and fraud charges on February 27, told the authorities that a Yale University women's football coach was seeking a bribe to help his daughter enter the Ivy League. School to help said.
The former former coach was Rudy Meredith, who agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and spread fraud for fraud.
After receiving the tip, the FBI secretly recorded a meeting between Meredith and Tobin, in return for which he demanded $ 450,000 for recruiting for a place on the football team, according to the person and court records.
At the meeting, Meredith accepted $ 2,000 in cash as a partial payment, according to the crediting documents.
Brian Kelly, Tobin's lawyer declined to comment. Meredith's lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.