The mega-YouTubers sat down this week on the ‘Just Trish’ podcast to hash out their long history of drama, stemming from Jeff’s time with the Vlog Squad.
Jeff revealed that he reached out to Trisha after seeing her appearance on Tana Mongeau’s Cancelled podcast last month. He said she spoke “really nicely” of him, which made him reconsider their feud.
Jeff went on to say that he is a “loyal friend” so when he was in the Vlog Squad, he wanted to have Jason Nash’s back. ICYMI, Trisha and Jason dated from 2017 to 2019, while Jeff was still part of the Vlog Squad. After they split, Trisha occasionally spoke about a more insidious side of the influencer collective.
On the ‘Just Trish’ podcast, Jeff admitted that anyone who was “exiled” from the Vlog Squad was labeled as “batshit crazy” and the members stayed away from them.
Jeff went on to say that Trisha “spoke the truth” about the insidious nature of the Vlog Squad and the dangerous stunts they often pulled for content. He also said he was grateful that Trisha brought up his eye injury publicly, as it created a knock-on effect that helped Jeff realise who he was actually involved with.
Back in 2020, Jeff was seriously injured during a prank he was filming for David Dobrik’s channel in which several members of the Vlog Squad spun around on a rope attached to an excavator. David was driving the excavator.
“I tore some ligaments in my leg, I broke my foot, I broke my hip, I shattered my skull in 9 places, I shattered my eye socket, I almost lost my eye, and I almost died,” Jeff later said of his accident.
While Jeff and David initially appeared to be on good terms, Jeff started speaking out against his former friend after Trisha asked Jeff about his eye injury on a 2021 episode of Frenemies.
At the time, Jeff had called into Frenemies to discuss an Insider article that exposed the Vlog Squad for enabling a sexual assault.
Jeff later revealed that David did not even check in with Jeff after his traumatic injury.
After mounting public pressure, David eventually issued Jeff a public apology on his podcast. David called the past two years the worst of his life, largely due to Jeff’s accident.
David claimed that the excavator prank was Jeff’s idea. After his accident, Jeff apparently asked David to keep that piece of information private— a request he honoured until Jeff began blaming everything on David.
David admitted that he is not a great communicator and didn’t know how to treat Jeff after the accident, given he was the one who was driving the excavator. He said he figured Jeff wanted space and took accountability for failing to be a supportive friend throughout this time
“At the end of the day, like, this has been such a shitty situation from the moment it happened to the last couple months, and um, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about this. I’m so sorry that this happened to you, Jeff. I’m so sorry,” he said. “I wish we were both better communicators, um, because I know it eats you up, and I know it eats me up and I know for a fact we don’t communicate that to each other properly.”
At the time, Jeff addressed David’s apology on his own podcast, threatening to sue.
“I appreciate [the apology], Dave, after the last hour of slander,” Jeff said. “I’m not going to beat you up anymore. I’m just going to take this the right way, the smart way, and just let the courts decide, you know. You’re making a lot of statements here that are very untrue, that are so easy to disprove. So, let’s just let the courts decide.”
On the ‘Just Trish’ podcast this week, Jeff said he is now “happy” that Trisha brought up his eye injury on Frenemies because he gave him a “push in the right direction” to take legal action against David.
He then revealed that he was forced to cut everyone from the Vlog Squad off because of his strained friendship with David.
Jeff and Trisha came to the agreement that they were both gaslit by David and the Vlog Squad over the years, and they’re grateful to be out of that group.