Andy Cohen has reacted strongly to former Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member Jen Shah’s comments about the show’s footage and his intentions, amid her jail time.
Cohen, 55, addressed Shah’s remarks during the January 3 broadcast of his Sirius XM show, Radio Andy, amid his recent personal experience with online fraud. He clarified that while he is a victim of fraud, he doesn’t directly attribute Shah to it but finds it ironic given her current incarceration for conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Shah, 50, serving a six-and-a-half-year sentence, or someone representing her, took to social media to react to RHOSLC’s season 4 finale on January 2. The episode revealed Heather Gay attributing her previously discussed black eye to Shah.
Responding to Shah’s claims about missing footage proving her innocence, Cohen retorted on his show, questioning the logic behind her argument. He highlighted that if such footage existed, it would have been aired during the show, countering Shah’s assertion.
Acknowledging Shah’s prior refusal for a one-on-one interview, Cohen dismissed any lingering grievances, stating her demands were unreasonable. He recounted her conditions, including a docuseries of her days preceding imprisonment and a significant monetary requirement, which Cohen found excessive and aligned with Shah’s consistent assertions of innocence despite evidence suggesting otherwise.
Shah, originally charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and wire fraud in March 2021, eventually pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in June 2022. She commenced her prison sentence in February 2023.
Despite her incarceration, Shah feels the show continues to focus on her, citing her multiple references throughout the season 4 finale and asserting her indispensability to the RHOSLC narrative.
Shah’s release from prison is anticipated in August 2028, coinciding with the forthcoming three-part RHOSLC reunion airing on Bravo from January 9 at 8 p.m. ET.