Leaving things clear. jen shah confirmed that he will not be in the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season 3 reunion after pleading guilty in his fraud case earlier this year.
“On September 14, 2022, I was informed by Bravo executives that I was not invited to attend the Season 3 reunion,” the 49-year-old reality star stated in a statement shared via instagram on Friday, December 16. “I was disappointed that I wouldn’t have a place to confront inaccuracies and discuss my story with the cast members.”
However, the Utah native alleged that the network changed its mind two months later and asked her to come to the taping, which will take place in New York City on Friday. “Out of the blue, on November 29, two and a half weeks ago, I was invited to attend,” Shah continued. “I was elated knowing that I would now have a voice in the meeting.”
The University of Utah grad was initially excited to record the special, with the caveat that she couldn’t talk about her legal situation.
“I was clear with Bravo that out of respect for the courts and an existing court order, I would not be in a position to discuss anything related to my legal case or sentence,” Jen recalled. “Bravo found this unsatisfactory and said they were looking forward to discussing this ‘story.’ That expectation does not take into account my well-being or that of my family; so under legal advice, I will not attend the meeting. I need to focus on the most important thing in my life: my family.”
In July, the Bravo personality pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud after initially pleading not guilty following her arrest in March 2021. She is scheduled to be sentenced on January 6, 2023.
Andy Cohen said exclusively us weekly in November that it was up to the courts whether Jen would come back for rhoslc season 4. “I don’t know what to say to people who want her on the show,” the 54-year-old Bravo executive said at the time. “I hope she doesn’t spend time in jail and that she can come back right away… but I have a feeling she won’t be available to be on the show.”
Earlier on Friday, page six reported that more than 50 counterfeit designer items were seized from Jen’s home when the FBI raided her home after her arrest. According to court documents, the fake items included fake Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Jimmy Choo handbags, as well as fake Cartier and Bulgari accessories.
The items, which reportedly also included some legitimate designer goods, were seized so Jen could pay part of the $9.5 million in restitution she owes.