Jen Shah responsible? Bitch, pleas.
The embattled Bravolebrity, 48, revealed on Sunday night time’s third and last installment of the “Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” Season 2 reunion why she didn’t take a plea deal in her ongoing fraud trial.
“I’m combating this. I’m harmless,” Shah informed host Andy Cohen and her castmates. “And I’ll combat for each individual on the market that may’t combat for themselves as a result of they don’t have the sources or the means, in order that they don’t combat.”
She continued, “I’ll combat as a result of No. 1, I’m harmless and No. 2, I’m going to f—king signify each different individual on the market that may’t combat and hasn’t been in a position to.”
The truth TV persona is dealing with as much as 50 years in jail for allegedly scamming hundreds of people, concentrating on the aged particularly, out of cash by way of a widespread telemarketing scheme.
Shah — who was cuffed by feds in March 2021 as “RHOSLC” cameras had been rolling — obtained main help from her co-stars on the reunion, with bestie Heather Homosexual providing exceptionally sort phrases.
“I really like Jen. I don’t care if she’s responsible or not,” the Magnificence Lab and Laser founder stated. “I imagine her, too. And I would like the very best for her and her household and I’ll be in court docket day by day and I’ll combat for her. She’s within the combat of her life.”
Homosexual, 39, added, “We received your again. We love you.”
Jen has pleaded not responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit cash laundering expenses, and her trial was just lately pushed again from March to July 2022 in New York Metropolis.
In the meantime, Shah’s former assistant and alleged confederate Stuart Smith modified his not responsible plea to responsible in November 2021, accepting three expenses introduced in opposition to him: one depend of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in reference to telemarketing, one depend of conspiracy to commit cash laundering and one depend of obstructing an official continuing.
Although Shah admitted on the reunion that her “authorized state of affairs” has been “devastating” to navigate, she believes it has solely made her a “stronger” individual.
“You’re stronger than you assume you might be,” she stated of the most important lesson she discovered whereas filming “Salt Lake Metropolis” Season 2. “If you may get by way of the impression of the preliminary information or no matter you’re going by way of, you’re going to be OK.”
The mother of two — who shares sons Sharrieff Jr., 27, and Omar, 18, with husband Sharrieff Shah — famous that the the expertise has additionally introduced her nearer to her household.
“I do know that my husband loves me greater than something and that my children do, too,” she stated. “And the way a lot I really like them.”
Earlier than wrapping up the reunion, Cohen, 53, requested Shah is she anticipates sitting on the reunion sofa once more for Season 3.
“In fact,” she said confidently, seemingly unbothered by the potential of a decades-long jail stint. “I ain’t going nowhere.”