SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Latest news on a bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (both local):
The cosmetics company Sephora says it is losing its social behavior Media relationship with the daughter of Lori Loughlin after her parents were charged with bribery to take her to college.
Sephora from Paris says in a statement on Thursday that following a review of developments, the company's partnership with 19- The old Olivia Jade Giannulli is effective immediately.
Giannulli is a social media star with millions of followers who frequently puts products online.
Her father is fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli and her parents are among the 50 arrested a nationwide bribery scandal for colleges.
The prosecutors allege that the couple paid $ 500,000 to refer their two daughters as recruits to the crew at the University of Southern California. Although neither of them is a rower.
A lawyer representing her parents did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Golfer Phil Mickelson says he is among "thousands"
Mickelson said on Twitter Thursday that his family was "shocked" by the recent revelations about William "Rick" Singer be. Mickelson emphasized that his family was not involved in any fraud.
The golfer was not sued a criminal charged or involved in the corruption scandal.
The prosecution says Singer implemented a program whereby wealthy parents bribed sports cars and other officials to bring their children to the elite universities. More than 50 people were charged.
Mickelson's daughter visits Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
The university did not respond to a request for comment.
Lawyers who have sued universities in a college admissions scandal have revised their lawsuit to include plaintiffs from less well-respected schools.
The lawyers filed an amended lawsuit in San Francisco state court on Thursday.
The original lawsuit was filed on behalf of two Stanford University students who claimed they had been harmed because they were denied a reasonable opportunity to be admitted to schools for which they applied.
Legal experts said it was a tough argument as the two students, Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods, joined elite college. Olsen's revised lawsuit includes students from Tulane University, an unnamed community college and Rutgers University.
Earlier, more than 50 people were charged this week in the scandal.
The prosecutors have said that wealthy parents paid to set standardized scores and bribe sports cars to bring their children to the elite universities.
Hallmark says this is the case 19659002 In a statement released on Thursday, Hallmark's parent company said the recent allegations had "saddened" him.
Hallmark Cards Inc. says it will stop working with Loughlin and has stopped developing any productions it is involved with.
Loughlin is a major presence for Hallmark and its Crown Media Family Networks channels, including flagship Hallmark Channel.
She was a long-time star of the channel's Christmas films and is also featured in her "Garage Sale Mysteries" movies and the series "When the Heart Begins."
Loughlin lawyer Perry Visconti did not respond immediately an e-mail asking for a comment.
Legal experts claim that there are charges against universities in a college admission scandal It is unlikely that any of them The applicants are currently students at Stanford University.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in the San Francisco Supreme Court claims that the two students were injured because they did not have a fair opportunity to access schools She was applied.
But lawyers say this is a tough argument, as the two students, Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods, attend the elite Stanford University The experts say that they are expecting more complaints.
Earlier this week more than 50 people were charged in this scandal.
The prosecution said wealthy parents had paid to receive standardized ratings and bribe sports cars to their elite colleges
The Hallmark Channel is well-known for holidays and shows Happy end.
But the arrest of actress Lori Loughlin in a college pickup program has led to a challenge of the family-friendly cable channel. Loughlin's career and channel are closely intertwined.
She is one of the so-called "Christmas queens", who lead a series of popular holiday films. Loughlin also plays a starring role in Hallmark's ongoing Garage Sale Mysteries and the series When Calls the Heart.
Market strategist Laura Ries says it's an open question as to whether Loughlin's audience is different from the characters she plays.
Hallmark says it's "monitoring developments".
Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are among dozens of parents accused of allowing their children bribes and fake exams. Her lawyer refused a comment.
The University of Texas at Austin is defending itself against a lawsuit claiming to have played a role in a widespread college bribe program.
University officials issued a statement Wednesday saying they were "outraged" about the system and alleged misconduct at school was committed by "a UT employee."
The school was one of several that said in one in San Francisco that students were denied a fair admission. Other charges included the University of Southern California and Yale University.
Federal prosecutors' charges this week led to more than 50 people being charged with a system in which affluent parents bribed sports coaches and other officials to bring their children to elite colleges.
University of Texas officials say the allegations "do not reflect our reception process."
Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale University and At other colleges where the prosecution said parents would have paid bribes to the intake to ensure their children.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, claiming students were denied adequate admission.
Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods Say They Did It They were denied a fair opportunity to compete at Yale and USC.
They say the alleged program has given "unqualified students" admission to "highly selected" Iive universitys.
The lawsuit also went to the University of California, Los Angeles, Wake Forest, Georgetown University and others.
Earlier this week, more than 50 people were charged.
Prosecutors have stated that wealthy parents had paid for standardizing scores and bribing sports cars to bring their children to elite universities.