Olivia Jade returns to YouTube nine months after college admissions scandal
2 December 2019, 13:46
Olivia Jade says she wants to 'move on with her life' nearly nine months after her parents were charged in the now-infamous college admissions scandal. Olivia has 1.94 million subscribers on YouTube and told viewers she is ready to return to the platform.
Olivia Jade Giannulli has returned to YouTube almost nine months after news broke of her mother's alleged involvement in the 2019 college admissions scandal. Earlier this year, Olivia's parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were both arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and mail fraud.
Loughlin and Gianulli have both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Prior to all the legal drama, Olivia Jade had an aspiring career as a beauty and online influencer. With 1.94 million subscribers on YouTube and 1.3 million followers on Instagram, Olivia had lined up lucrative brand deals with Sephora, Amazon, Smashbox and more. These deals famously fell apart as details of the scandal began to emerge.
Now, Olivia Jade has returned to YouTube with a two-minute video simply titled "hi again".
In the video, Olivia explains that she's legally not allowed to discuss the details of her parents' ongoing legal situation and says that was one of the reasons she was unsure about when to return to YouTube.
"I debated for seven or eight months," she explained. "Well, if I can't talk about it, is there a point in coming back and not being able to say anything?"
In the end, Olivia explained that she really missed YouTube; she also said: "I want to move on with my life."
Olivia has largely remained silent on her parents' legal woes and taken time away from YouTube and Instagram during the ongoing drama. Her last YouTube video, a clothing haul, was posted back in March – shortly before the college admissions scandal news broke.
Olivia Jade and her sister Isabella Rose have also left USC, where they were enrolled before news of the college admissions scandal broke.
Meanwhile, Olivia's parents are reportedly preparing for their trial, which is set to begin in January 2020. Don't expect Olivia to dish out details on the trial, though. As she said, she is legally prohibited from discussing her family's legal situation.