Jen Shah faces jail time – but her drama “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” isn’t going anytime soon.
The powers that be at Bravo plan to make the federal fraud and money laundering charges she faces a central feature of the reality show’s second season – including exclusive footage of the woman’s arrest. business under siege, a source told Page Six.
“Bravo knows full well that viewers are following all of the details of this affair and will continue to do so as it evolves, so the producers plan to follow it as closely and use whatever footage they want. can legally, ”the insider said.
“So far, they’ve been filming the preparation and aftermath of Jen’s arrest as well as the reactions of her teammates, of course.”
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Shah walked out on a million dollar bond and probably free to be on the show, which Bravo executives see as a chance to get some great odds that they don’t want to waste.
“It’s rare for Bravo to have a big hit like ‘RHOSLC’ on their hands right out of the gate, and the team was hoping to keep that momentum going when season 2 production began,” an insider said.
“Now, with the news of Jen’s arrest, they’re sure to be even more successful than they imagined, especially since Jen hopes to keep shooting if Bravo and his lawyers allow. case in progress. “
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Shah, 47, and his assistant Stuart Smith were arrested last week for allegedly scamming elderly victims in a telemarketing scam dating back to 2012 and as recently as the end of March 2021 when the scam is believed to have passed through six states.
Shah and Smith have both pleaded not guilty to all charges and their trial is scheduled for October.
It doesn’t look like his job is on the chopping block at all, as “Housewives” executive producer Andy Cohen opened up about Shah’s arrest earlier Monday, saying on his radio show that he “hopes and prays for let none of this be true. “
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Meanwhile, Shah broke his silence this weekend on social media, writing: “Thank you for being faithful, believing in me and not believing the hype. This trip showed me who my true friends are. All my Love.
A representative for Bravo declined to comment.
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