Heather Gay, Meredith Marks on Jen Shah Fraud Case

After Andy CohenHis gathering of tens upon dozens of Housewives Live! Legend’s BallSpeculation began swirling that Jen ShahThe party was crashing.

“Yeah, it was a bit crazy,”Tamra JudgeSubmitted Access Hollywood on Saturday, October 15, noting that Jen, 49, randomly showed up at her hotel room and proclaimed that everything was “all good” and she is “not going to jail.” The Real Housewives of Orange County Star, 55, also noted that Jen was hoping for a sneaky entrance to the WWHL Taping but there was “too much security.”

Tamra added: “She did get to the Gansevoort rooftop party, and I think she left quickly. ‘[Jen] ain’t going anywhere,’ she said.”


Heather Gay and Meredith Marks
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The native Californian claims that the Salt Lake City Real Housewives Personality wanted to gain entry. Heather GayAnd Meredith Marks didn’t witness any such exchange.

“What is this crazy rumor? What? Well, Jen Shah doesn’t try to do anything, so if that’s being said, then I would believe it,” Heather, 40, exclusively told Us Weekly on Saturday, while attending BravoCon 2022. “I did not see her at You can watch What Happens Live. Is that fair? Did not want to implicate myself or others.”

Shah Lashes founder also spoke out about her claims that she crashed the Friday October 14 festivities.

“Anyone believing I crashed anyone’s party needs a reality check, I am the party,” Jen tweetedSaturday. “Also I’m getting paid for BravoCon, stop worrying about where I’m at. If I wasn’t at your event, party or panel then it wasn’t worth my time. Thank you for keeping my name in your mouth and trending.”

The fashion designer— who changed her plea to guilty earlier this year amid her ongoing wire fraud case — also did not attend the RHOSLC Saturday cast panel Heather and Meredith (50) were joined by Lisa BarlowAnd Whitney Rose, in which Lisa (47), told moderator Karamo Brown that she felt “emotionally manipulated” by Jen changing her plea.

Heather Gay and Meredith Marks React to Claims Jen Shah Planned to Crash BravoCon, Discuss Lisa Barlow Feeling ‘Manipulated’ by Plea

Lisa Barlow, Jen Shah
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“I think that we weren’t considering our own emotions at all because we had a friend that was pleading guilty to a federal crime that had up to 30 years in prison,” Heather told Use after the panel’s conclusion. “So I wasn’t concerned about how I felt inside, I was just concerned about how she felt and her family felt and how they were gonna, you know, work through this.”

Meredith, for her part, added at the time that she was “shocked” over the legal drama.

“Yeah, I mean, for me it was like, of course, you have surprise, you have all these things running through your head. You’re shocked and you’re like, ‘Wait, what happened?’ But while that’s all going on, the concern is about Jen and her family, and of course the victims,”  the jewelry designer noted to Us. “Jen was found guilty or not. [the victims]We all knew that it was always there. So that’s why I have always felt compassion for those who are suffering. But my point is, it’s not about me.”

Jen and her assistant Stuart SmithThey were both arrested in March 2021 on suspicion of their involvement in a telemarketing scam that defrauded more 100 victims. Although the couple initially pleaded not guilty, Bravo’s star later changed her plea to all charges in July. She will be sentenced November 28th.

Christina Garibaldi reports