Season 2 of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is finally coming to a close, but one of the biggest talking points of the season is still far from its conclusion.
via: Page Six
The “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star is standing her ground that she is innocent until proven guilty as she faces up to 50 years in prison for allegedly scamming hundreds of people, primarily the elderly, through a telemarketing scheme.
Shah, 48, reiterated her stance via Instagram on Wednesday after she was called out by celebrity hairstylist Justin Anderson.
The avid “Housewives” watcher asked his more than half-a-million followers on Instagram why the “RHOSLC” cast and audience have seemingly not judged Shah as harshly in the court of public opinion as they did Erika Jayne.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, 50, received backlash after being sued for allegedly “aiding and abetting” her estranged husband, lawyer Tom Girardi, who allegedly stole funds from his clients to fund the couple’s lavish lifestyle.
When Jayne had her Season 11 reunion for “RHOBH,” she was grilled by Andy Cohen.
“We’re gonna put you on a skewer, and I’m gonna fire up the barbecue,” the “Watch What Happens Live” host previously warned the reality star.
Since Shah’s lawsuit has not been talked about in-depth in the first two episodes of the “RHOSLC” reunion, Anderson asked, “Why we all just gigglin at jen shahs jokes and outfit choice when we dragged erika jayne through the coals for an entire season of #rhobh ?”
Shah responded in the comments section, writing, “I’m innocent…and look forward to trial so you along with everyone else can see the truth. ?”
Anderson replied, “@therealjenshah ???? the instagram tried to crucify me when i said we need to hope for the best with erica [sic]. wishing you a fair trail too baby gorgeous ??.”
Shah accepted Anderson’s well-wishes and wrote back, “Thank you so much ????”
Shah was arrested in March 2021 while Bravo cameras were rolling, and the moments leading up to the arrest – and what happened after – were featured on the show.
A teaser for the “RHOSLC” reunion that dropped in February showed Cohen, 53, discussing Shah’s legal troubles.
“You’re being charged with fraud and money laundering,” the Bravo head honcho reminded her in the clip, to which she responded, “And you’re innocent until proven guilty.”
Cohen then grilled Shah’s husband, Sharrieff Shah, asking him, “Did you ever question where the money came from?”
Jen has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering charges, and her trial was recently pushed back to July 2022 in New York City.
The third installment of the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reunion airs Sunday.