passing over. Jen Shah, a member of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, talked openly about her decision to forgo her interview with Andy Cohen after being sentenced to prison in January 2023.
Legal Drama with Jen Shah: What We Know So Far
Bravo’s refusal to delete clauses in the contract that would permit the network to legally misrepresent me and my experience in relation to any and all matters, both before and during the course of my participation, is why I will not be participating in the 1:1 with Andy Cohen. Shah, 49, posted on Instagram on January 19th. “The particular one-on-one interview was not covered by my RHOSLC reality TV deal. I vowed not to let this aspect of my life be exaggerated or falsely represented to myself or my devoted family.
She added that she was now in a position where she could “legally, emotionally, and mentally, where I can answer some questions and provide a few unknown details about my case,” and she wanted to share her “truth” with those who “love and support” her. The Bravo star said that she “stood in front of a judge on January 6” and asked him “to see me not as a fictionalised character, but as the real Jen Shah.”
She went on to say, “I would rather stay mute and wait until I am able to accurately share my experience than continue to have total lies and misrepresentations about me splashed across the headlines.” “I’m going to say something, and you’ll hear it from me. I’ll soon tell my experience and how this difficult time in my life affected me.
The native of Utah was given a six and a half year prison term earlier this month after admitting admission to conspiring to commit wire fraud in July 2022. Shah was detained in March 2021 on suspicion of conspiring to commit money laundering and wire fraud, but the money laundering allegation was dropped after she entered a different plea in 2017.
The former marketing expert was also mandated to lose $6.5 million and pay $6.64 million in reparations by Judge Sidney Stein on January 6. She will have five years of supervised release upon her release from jail. The reality star’s sentence is scheduled to start on February 17.
Since the show’s 2020 debut, Shah has acted as a cast member. The reality star admitted she didn’t attend the reunion taped in December 2022, even though part 1 of the Season 3 reunion aired on Wednesday, January 18.
Following the revelation that Shah will attend the reunion, Cohen, 54, made it known on a SiriusXM episode of his radio programme Radio Andy that he intended to meet with Shah before she reported to prison.
The Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen anchor said earlier this month, “I’m hoping to go see Jen this weekend.” I’m hoping to do that sit-down interview with her in front of the cameras and give it to you. I truly want to accomplish it.
On Sunday, January 15, when Chris Wallace questioned the Bravo executive about his earlier comment that he hoped Shah received “no jail time,” the executive made headlines. Cohen believed he said it before the Salt Lake City resident altered her request, but the 75-year-old newsreader pointed out that he actually said it several months later.
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On Tuesday, January 17, Cohen used social media to discuss the chat. He said via his Instagram Story that Wallace’s use of the remark, which he sent to Us Weekly in November 2022, lacked context.
He previously told Us, “I don’t know what to say to folks who want her on the show. She’s being sentenced on December 15.” “I hope she receives no jail time at all and can return immediately away… However, I have a hunch that she won’t be able to be on the show.