Retail giant Target distanced itself Thursday from Mossimo Giannulli, who designed the "Mossimo" clothing line that ran in its stores for years, after he and his wife, actress Lori Loughlin, were linked to a college admissions cheating scandal involving dozens of wealthy parents.
Hallmark Cards Inc., the parent company of the Crown Media Family Networks umbrella group that includes the Hallmark Channel, said in a statement to CBS News that they are "saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations".
"We are evaluating all creative options related to "When Calls the Heart" series", the company stated.
Loughlin and the Hallmark Channel were deeply intertwined. She starred in the network's period drama "When Calls the Heart", beginning in 2014 and regularly appeared on "Garage Sale Mysteries", a series of crime drama flicks made for television, along with a number of Christmas movies for the channel.
On Wednesday, the "Full House" star was taken into custody over her alleged connection to the scheme.
They were arrested and released earlier this week after posting a $1 million secured bond.
Apart from travelling to the Vancouver area, the actor is only allowed to move within the continental U.S. Loughlin actually has projects slated through November, after which the judge has ordered her to surrender her passport on December 19. She was later released on a $1 million bond and put up her home for collateral as part of the bond. The judge also ordered that Giannulli restrict his travel to the continental United States and surrender his passport. According to multiple reports, the actress landed at LAX on Tuesday during her husband's court hearing.
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.
Her parents are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.