Olivia Jade Giannulli returned to Youtube on Sunday, December 1, after an eight-month break following the arrest of her mother, actress Lori Loughlin and father, Mossimo Giannulli for their alleged involvement in the March 2019 college admission scandal.
“Obviously, I’ve been gone for a really long time and as much as I wish I could talk about all of this, it’s really hard for me to say this, just because I know that it’s something that needs to be addressed,” the social media influencer said in a video posted on Youtube.
“It’s just, unfortunately, also why I didn’t know exactly when I should come back to YouTube but the reason for that is just ‘cause I’m legally not allowed to speak on anything going on right now.”
Olivia also shared that she thought about making her return to her channel but wasn’t sure if she should, considering she couldn’t talk about her parents’ current legal matters. The popular influencer eventually decided that she would follow her passion and returned to making videos.
“I actually really, really miss it,” Olivia told her almost two million subscribers. “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. It’s something I really like to do.”
The YouTuber also admitted that while “terrified” to film, she felt that it was necessary in order to start the next chapter of her life. “This is the best I can do and I want to move on with my life, not trying to be in a selfish way. 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, ” Olivia explained.
“Moral of the story is I’ve missed you guys so much and I’m just really excited to start filming again and to start uploading. I really hope you enjoy the future vlogs.”
Lori, 55, and her husband Mossimo, 56, were both charged with mail fraud, money laundering and bribery for allegedly paying “bribes totaling $500,000″ in order to get Olivia and her sister, Bella, 21, “designated as recruits to the USC crew team.” The couple is currently facing up to 60 years in prison if convicted.