After over a year of radio silence on YouTube, Olivia Jade Giannulli is back on the vlog beat, but she doesn't want to "rehash" the scandal that sent both of her parents to prison.
The daughter of Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin vaguely touched on her parent's college admissions scandal while addressing her 1.86 million subscribers on Jan. 21, her first YouTube video since December 2019.
"I wanted to film this little intro part just because I didn't want it to, like, just start the vlog and me not address anything," she said. "Obviously did my 'Red Table Talk' interview and I think if you have any questions for me or you have anything to say or you're like, 'Why are you back?' you can go watch that interview. I think I kind of disclosed what I felt I needed to say on there."
Back in March 2019, "Fuller House" star Lori and her husband were accused of paying a middleman $500,000 to get Olivia and her older sister, Bella, into the University of Southern California via its crew team, despite neither of the women having any real experience in rowing. Coincidentally, after getting accepted into USC, Olivia said she wasn't interested in school.
"I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend but I'm going to go in and talk to my deans and everyone and hope I can try and balance it all," she said in a since-deleted video from fall 2018. "But I do want the experience of game day and partying, I don't really care about school. As you guys all know."
In the midst of the scandal, Olivia went MIA on YouTube, and her parents eventually pleaded guilty. They were both sentenced to prison over the admissions scam.
While both parents were incarcerated, Olivia did an interview on "Red Table Talk."
"I don't mean to say that in a dismissive way or a pretentious way," she said in her new YouTube broadcast. "I think what I was trying to get across is that I felt like the thing I wanted to do the most is apologize for so long and I felt like I got to do that at 'Red Table.' And so although I can't change the past, I can change how I act and what I do going forward. I just didn't want anybody to take it the wrong way and it seemed like I was being like, 'I went on 'Red Table' and now my name is cleared.' Like no, that's not it."
"But just for my own mental sanity, I don't want to keep rehashing things," she continued in the new video. "I just want to move on and do better and move forward and come back and do what I love, which is YouTube. So you don't have to watch. Nobody's forcing you. But I didn't want that to be misread, okay? Enjoy."
Lori was released from prison on Dec. 28. Mossimo is currently imprisoned, but he is begging a judge to let him serve the rest of his five-month sentence at home. His team is arguing that the conditions in prison are "far more extreme than what the court recommended."