As Jen’s arrest rattles the group, the ladies begin pointing fingers at one another over who tipped off authorities.
The fallout from Jen Shah’s arrest rocked “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” on Sunday night time, because the forged members all reacted to the information in actual time.
The women have been all supposed to fulfill in Vail, Colorado for a women journey, however Jen backed out on the final second — saying she needed to go to the hospital as a result of her husband had “internal bleeding” after getting a telephone name. Moments after the left the group, Homeland Security and the NYPD confirmed as much as arrest her, however she was nowhere to be discovered.
Quickly, the ladies all began to take a position she was by no means going to the hospital. “You think she got a tip off call that this was happening and left?!” requested Heather Gay, a sentiment with which Lisa Barlow, Whitney Rose and Jennie Nguyen agreed.
Eventually, they determined there was nothing they might do for Jen at this level and determined to take off on the five-hour drive to Vail. As they hit the highway, all of them began eager about how odd Jen’s habits was earlier than she left, earlier than they began questioning how authorities knew the place she can be.
“Someone told them,” mentioned Whitney — because the guessing video games started.
“Other than our families, there were 7 people that knew we were at Beauty Lab today. I can’t imagine anyone here would turn Jen in, but this looks really sus,” Lisa mentioned in a confessional. Speaking with one in every of her attorneys on the telephone, Barlow additionally mentioned she although Meredith Marks “might know something” about what went down. Lisa, nevertheless, maintained she did not know something about Shah’s work and thought her complete enterprise was “ambiguous.”
Whitney, in the meantime, mentioned Jen’s life-style by no means made sense to her. “I have had a lot of questions … it intrigues me where she gets all of her money, all of her things from,” she admitted.
As the van stopped for a loo break, Whitney and Heather stayed behind, the place Whitney mentioned she felt Lisa was appearing suspicious. “Lisa’s acting guilty of something,” she mentioned. “She’s called all her attorneys. She’s behaving very odd.”
Shortly after that, Jen’s arrest made headlines. Shah stands accused of producing and promoting “lead lists” of harmless individuals who may very well be focused as a part of a telemarketing rip-off for nearly a decade. Many of the victims have been aged and dealing class. She pled not responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit cash laundering fees in April.
As they learn in regards to the fees, Lisa and Heather have been inconsolable. Barlow began sobbing and exclaiming how dangerous she felt for Jen’s household, whereas Heather was clearly shocked. Jennie, in the meantime, was unbothered. As they talked brazenly about Jen’s complicated financials, Whitney mentioned she figured Jen “had a sugar daddy or something,” getting fun out of everybody.
In a confessional, Jennie mentioned she discovered it “weird” how a lot Whitney appeared to grasp in regards to the rip-off — and he or she wasn’t the one one. While they talked about learn how to launder cash — one thing Heather mentioned she knew about because of “Ozark” — Whitney once more appeared to grasp all of the ins and outs of the state of affairs. “I think it’s a little strange,” Lisa mentioned in a confessional of Whitney’s information.
The 4 ladies then known as Meredith, who was already in Vail and allegedly hadn’t heard something in regards to the arrest. When they crammed in her, Marks admitted she was “not surprised by this” in any respect.
“Too many things didn’t add up and I’ve suspected something was going on for a while,” she advised her costars. “It’s validated I was right, I’m not crazy. I feel like you guys [don’t know her], I feel like I kinda did and not anyone really wanted to listen or believe me, but that’s okay.”
In a confessional, Lisa mentioned she anticipated an even bigger response from Meredith — and was “shocked” Marks wasn’t shocked.
Eventually, Mary Cosby and the foursome within the van made it to Colorado, the place all of them talked in regards to the loopy day as they sat down collectively for dinner.
“I never saw nothing good in her, never, and I was scared of her because I knew what she was capable of,” Cosby advised the group, earlier than Meredith shared her personal pink flag moments with Jen with the group.
“I had an issue that arose that I never really spoke about,” she began, earlier than claiming Jen visited Meredith’s retailer with a gaggle of individuals. According to the supervisor on the retailer, there was a inexperienced clutch within the store earlier than they arrived, she noticed one in every of them holding it, however they hadn’t bought it and it was lacking after they left. Meredith mentioned she had the supervisor attain out to Jen asking in the event that they “borrowed it,” and instantly obtained a name from a person within the group promising to return it the following day.
“Jen did not walk out with the bag, but what really didn’t sit well with me is she kept someone who did take something out of my store in her employment,” mentioned Meredith, earlier than displaying safety footage of the particular person selecting up the clutch, strolling out with it and returning it the following day. “That’s not my friend.”
She additionally mentioned one in every of her mates heard that Shah was “red flagged” in Louis Vuitton’s system as a result of she pays in money, although she had no proof to again up these claims.
Heather additionally revealed her personal latest shady interplay with Shah, saying she ordered Jen an Uber solely to see that her costar had ducked out of the journey service solely a half-mile away. That piqued Barlow’s curiosity, as a result of she mentioned she had heard one thing … and needed to test with somebody she knew about possibly assembly up with Jen. The interplay was all very mysterious, however Jennie puzzled if she was insinuating Shah had a person on the facet.
The episode ended with Whitney pleading with Lisa to share what she knew.
As all this was taking place, we did not see an excessive amount of of Shah herself. There was footage of her getting out of jail after she was launched on bail — in addition to Ring video of authorities displaying as much as her dwelling, weapons drawn, earlier than main her relations out of their dwelling.
Viewers will hear extra from Jen subsequent week, as a preview confirmed her speaking about how she “worked so hard” to get to the place she is in life now — and including that she “didn’t understand” her present state of affairs.
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