Letting it sink. Andy Cohen I initially had sympathy for Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star jen shah after his guilty plea, but he officially changed his tune.
“I am extremely upset about what he did. I’m also upset because, frankly, you get to meet someone and you like them,” Cohen, 54, said during a Wednesday, July 13, episode of his Radio Andy show, noting that she really wanted to “cheer up” the mother of two.
the See what happens live The host emphasized that he was “especially upset about his victims,” revealing that the reality star “had lied for so long and claimed to me that she was an example of someone wrongfully accused.”
Cohen’s comments come just a day after the The best chef The student said he “didn’t know how to feel” about Shah pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing. “All it means is you’re changing your plea,” the Missouri native said during Monday’s July 11 episode of his XM show, adding that Shah had just sent his daughter, Lucy, a gift “from the nothing”.
“And I was like, ‘Jen Shah, with everything you’re going through, that you thought about sending Lucy a gift…’ I just thought that was really nice of her,” she gushed at the time.
The executive producer clarified on Wednesday, however, that “I didn’t have time to read anything about it. [or] process it [because] we were up in the air” when news of the Utah native’s plea broke.
Shah, who was arrested in March 2021, changed her original plea of not guilty during a court hearing in New York City on Monday. By agreeing to plead guilty to the wire fraud charge, the US Attorney’s office agreed to drop the second charge against her: conspiracy to commit money laundering.
us weekly confirmed Monday that the Shah Beauty founder reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors that called for a prison sentence of up to 14 years. The agreement also stated that she would have to pay the victims up to $9.5 million in restitution. She will be sentenced in November.
“I have a lot of questions for her, and I’m sure the audience, especially those who have stood by and supported her, have them too,” Cohen said Wednesday. “I really hope I get a chance to talk to her and ask her those questions.”