- David Dobrik took a social media break in March following Vlog Squad sexual assault allegation.
- Dobrik posted his first vlog since then on Tuesday.
- The vlog only made subtle mention of the controversies.
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After months away, David Dobrik posted a vlog on Tuesday that only vaguely gave mention to the controversies that led to his hiatus.
Dobrik said he was taking a serious break from social media on March 23 following Vlog Squad sexual assault allegations.
The apology came after Insider’s Kat Tenbarge reported that a woman featured on Dobrik’s YouTube channel said she was raped by Vlog Squad member Dominykas Zeglaitis, aka Durte Dom, in 2018 on the night they filmed a video about group sex.
The woman said she was given alcohol by Vlog Squad members and blacked out from intoxication and was unable to give consent.
In his apology, Dobrik said he was taking the time to be able to establish structures that enable checks and balances and can help people feel comfortable and express discomfort.
“It doesn’t feel right to go back to posting like I have been and it also doesn’t feel right to go dark because I love what I do but I think it is important to show that change is possible and that I’m learning maybe even forgiveness is possible,” Dobrik said. “I want to use this opportunity to step up and own my mistakes.”
He made no mention of the sexual assault allegation or of others that have surfaced since then in his new vlog.
The controversies were briefly and vaguely mentioned at the beginning by Jason Nash and his mom.
“I’ve been worried about you. I’m on Xanax because of you,” Nash’s mom says in the video.
The video also features Jeff Wittek, who had previously said he was injured by Dobrik while shooting a stunt for a vlog.
Wittek said he injured his eye while swinging from an excavator being controlled by Dobrik last year.
In the recent vlog, Witteck appears to allude to the controversy. While talking to Dobrik in a car, Witteck takes what seems to be a fake phone call: “Hold off the lawsuit,” Wittek says. “Yeah, he’s got it. He’s doing something.”
Dobrik laughs at the exchange.
The rest of the vlog shows a car that’s a replica of a toy wagon that Dobrik had purchased and references Corinna Kopf’s OnlyFans earnings,
Dobrik also gifts his friends with a trip to Hawaii and vlogs the trip. After a grasshopper lands on several of the squad members and Nick Antonyan, better known as “Jonah,” freaks out, eventually removing all of his clothes.
“Dude, how are you this scared of grasshoppers,” Dobrik asks him.
“Dude, that wasn’t a grasshopper bro. That was a leopard or some weird sh–t,” Jonah says.
The vlog ends with a road trip, where Jonah vomits after reportedly eating a large amount of McDonald’s.