Heather Homosexual at all times knew there was one thing shady about her “Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” co-star Jen Shah.
Homosexual admitted to having suspicions about Shah’s enterprise dealings throughout an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” Sunday, practically six months after the embattled reality star’s arrest for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and cash laundering.
“I knew her enterprise was unsavory once I was her good friend, so why would I alter now that it’s public?” Homosexual stated, explaining how she maintains a relationship with Shah regardless of all the things.
As seen in Sunday’s Season 2 premiere, Shah was cuffed by federal agents in March for allegedly ripping off hundreds of victims in a telemarketing scam spanning over six states for practically a decade. She pleaded not guilty to the fees in April.
Shah’s assistant Stuart Smith was additionally arrested for his alleged involvement.
“I didn’t comprehend it was unlawful,” Homosexual claimed on “WWHL” Sunday, including that she was befuddled by Shah’s supply of revenue all through the course of their years-long friendship.
Homosexual advised host Andy Cohen that she had tried to resolve Shah’s day job earlier than.
“Jen was on my podcast and I requested her for, like, an hour, questions on her enterprise, as a result of I really like enterprise and I understand how exhausting it’s to generate profits in enterprise,” the Magnificence Lab founder stated. “It doesn’t simply move.”
“I by no means understood it, and I simply assumed it was one thing that was proper alongside the road of nothing I’d wish to be concerned in.”
Homosexual even went as far as to say she would have tried to cease Shah had she recognized the alleged money-making scheme may land her pal within the clink.
“I didn’t assume you’d go to jail for it,” she stated. “I’d’ve stated, ‘Babe, don’t do that. Your life is price greater than that.’”
Shah’s authorized woes will proceed to unfold on this season of “RHOSLC.”
Shortly after her arrest, Web page Six reported that producers had been eager to lean into Shah’s court battle because it could possibly be nice for rankings. (By comparability, Erika Jayne’s legal miseries appear to be contributing to the present fanfare and rankings success of “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.”)
“It’s uncommon that Bravo has a giant hit like ‘RHOSLC’ on its fingers proper out of the gate, and the workforce hoped to proceed that momentum when manufacturing for Season 2 started,” a supply stated on the time. “Now, with the information of Jen’s arrest, they’re certain to have much more success than they imagined.”
Shah’s trial is ready for March 2022.
“The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.