Youtuber Olivia Jade Giannulli has uploaded her first video in eight months, following the college admissions scandal.
For anyone in need of a recap, Olivia Jade’s parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Massimo Giannulli were accused of spending $500k in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California.
They weren’t the only celebs involved in the scandal, Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty and served time in jail. Lori and Massimo have pleaded not guilty, and are facing trial in 2020 with a potential prison sentence.
The scandal meant that Olivia and her sister are no longer students at USC, and the influencer lost a number of collabs and deals with big brands in light of it all.
So, now that you’re up to date, here’s what Olivia had to say…
The 20-year-old started by welcoming her 1.94 million subscribers back to the channel, and continued by speaking vaguely about all the drama.
“Obviously, I’ve been gone for a really long time and as much as I wish I could talk about all this…it’s really hard for me to say this just because I know that it’s something that needs to be addressed…”
She continued: “I genuinely miss filming…I feel like a huge part of me is just not the same because this is something that I’m really passionate about…I debated for seven or eight months, like, ‘If I can’t talk about it, is there a point in coming back?'”
“This is the best I can do and I want to move on with my life,” she added.
“It’s so hard because I’m not trying to make this about me or how I’ve been because it’s not the point of this. Although I’m terrified to make this video and come back, I know that I also want to start taking smaller steps in the right direction for people that have been DMing and asking me.”
She finished with: “Moral of the story is I’m just really excited to start filming again and uploading, and I really hope you enjoy the vlogs. Thanks!”
What do you think of Olivia’s return to Youtube?
The important thing to take from it all is that study and hard work is the only way to get into college and get to where you want to be!
Check out the whole video here.