Meredith Marks called out Jen Shah over an alleged email from Louis Vuitton. In episode 11 of season 2, “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” viewers saw the arrest of Jen for an illegal fraud.
The wives came together to discuss what had happened after the arrest. Meredith revealed that Jen was “red-flagged” at Louis Vuitton for paying her purchases in cash. Naturally, things got a bit heated.
Just after that episode was aired, Jen shared a post on Instagram to share an alleged email she received from Louis Vuitton. The email was discrediting Meredith’s claims, but the email itself raised many questions.
“I don’t think Louis Vuitton, a luxury conglomerate would be freely disclosing their customers information or engaging in real housewives petty drama,” a fan wrote on the post. “The email says: someone who isn’t allowed to shop “there” not “here”…this is clearly written from someone outside of LV…cmon Jen, I’m a fan but this is opening u up for further criticism by sharing false information,” someone wrote.
“Because Louis Vuitton would say which housewife is flagged… this is not legitimate, Louis Vuitton would also not bad mouth another patron or use this verbiage…. Classy, real classy Jen,” another wrote. “Its the fake email for me,” a fan penned to join the conversation. “They would never respond to such nonsense this is so fake,” another commented.
On November 27, Meredith shared a screenshot of her Instagram story with the caption, “What I would not do is post info from a fake e-mail and pretend that it’s truth from LVMH.” The photo is half the original email Jen shared and half an email message saying, “address not found” in regards to the email@example.com email address. Fans aren’t sold on Meredith’s side of the story either.
“I still confused LOL like There’s so many celebrities in the music industry, social media etc that shop in Luxury stores and with pay in cash so why would Jen get flagged just for ‘paying in cash’ too?” someone tweeted. Another fan chimed in to agree that cash transactions are normal in high-end stores. “I work in luxury fashion and a brand would never flag a client for consistently paying in cash. It is actually very common practice and brands don’t question where or how the cash came to be.”
Jen’s trial was supposed to be heard on October 18, 2021. The trial has been postponed to March 2022.