Jen Shah from “Real Housewives” recently pleaded guilty in a telemarketing fraud case after trying to prove her innocence for a long. Andy Cohen serves as an executive producer on the show and has revealed that he is ”extremely upset’ that she entered a guilty plea.
Cohen said on his SiriusXM show Andy Cohen Live, “I’m upset, and I’m especially upset for her victims. I’m upset that she lied for so long and claimed to me that she was an example of someone being wrongly accused.”
According to Cohen, watching Shah’s “dogmatic” assertion of innocence on the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reunion prompted him to conclude that “this woman [should] have her day” in court.
Cohen said, adding that he wanted to “cheer” her on, “I’m extremely upset what she did, I’m also upset because, frankly, you get to know someone and you get to like them.”
The fresh remarks Cohen made contrast greatly with his previous comment that he “didn’t know how to feel” about Shah’s guilty plea. He clarified, “When we were on the air on Monday, the news about Jen Shah pleading guilty broke. I did not have time to read anything about it, process it, we were on the air. I really didn’t have time to react, process it.”
“I have a lot of questions for her, and I’m sure the audience, especially those who supported her and stood by her, does too,” Cohen continued. “I really hope to get the opportunity to speak with her and to ask those questions.”
One week before her trial, Shah shocked the Bravoverse by entering a guilty plea to conspiracy to execute wire fraud in connection with telemarketing.
Shah’s sentencing is expected to happen in November 2022, and she might spend up to 30 years behind bars. She asked for her sentence to be lowered to between 11 and 14 years in her plea agreement.
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