Jen Shah Kisses Up To Black Inmates Ahead of Prison Surrender
Jen Shah’s prison surrender is scheduled on February 17 and she’s getting ready to clique up with the black community behind bars. She was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.
On Tuesday, the former Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star showed the African-American women in slammer a sign of solidarity with one simple Instagram Story captioned “Black Lives Matter,” followed with the RHOSLC hashtag.
It’s surprising that Jen Shah included the show hashtag in her post considering she’s been distancing herself from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City after recently declining a sitdown with Andy Cohen.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, Jen, 49, released her statement explaining why she won’t sit with the Bravo executive producer.
Jen Shah was supposed to talk with Andy Cohen about the aftermath of her prison sentencing since she didn’t attend The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion.
She began in her post, “I will not be doing the 1:1 with Andy Cohen and Bravo because of their unwillingness to remove contractual provisions that would allow the network to legally make misrepresentations of my story, relating to any and all topics, prior to and during the course of my participation.”
The convicted reality star continued, “This specific 1 on 1 interview was not part of my RHOSLC reality tv contract. I promised myself and my loving family that I would not allow this portion of my life to be sensationalized or inaccurately conveyed.”
In July, she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for running a telemarketing scheme that defrauded elderly people out of thousands of dollars.
In January 2023, Jen was sentenced Friday before U.S. District Court Judge Sidney Stein. The government had requested 10 years in prison while Shah’s lawyers sought a three-year term.
Jen Shah added in the post that too many people have been hurt by her “inability to control my own narrative. I would rather remain silent and wait until I am able to accurately share my story than continue having complete lies and misrepresentations about me smeared across headlines.”
The “Shamazing” housewife finished by assuring her fans that they would hear from her soon. “I intend to speak and you will hear from me. I will share my story and this painful part of my life very soon.”
Since Real Housewives of Salt Lake City debuted in 2020, Shah has flaunted her wealth on the show by throwing lavish parties and buying expensive clothes.
It’s been a “Shah-mazing” ride: Following her March 2021 arrest, Shah insisted that she was innocent and used as her tagline to Season 2: “The only thing I’m guilty of is being Shah-mazing.” Federal authorities used that line against Shah in sentencing papers, claiming it showed that she was mocking the system.
By the fall of 2028, Shah, who was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison, could be free.
The maximum amount of good time credit an inmate can earn is 54 days per year, so Jen Shah could end up serving about 5 1/2 years in prison.
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.