RHOSLC's Meredith Marks "SHOCKED" By Jen Shah's Responsible Plea

Meredith Marks is not turning a chilly shoulder to co-star Jen Shah amid her ongoing legal troubles.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star revealed her sincere response to her co-star pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in reference to a telemarketing fraud scheme in July, plus the place they stand as we speak as Jen awaits sentencing.

"I used to be shocked," Meredith informed E! Information completely of Jen, who beforehand plead not guilty and denied any wrongdoing earlier than reversing her plea. "It is unhappy all the way in which round."

Meredith added of those that have been defrauded by Jen and her former assistant Stuart Smith, "There was by no means a query that there have been victims, there have been at all times victims whether or not Jen was concerned or not. In order that was by no means a problem. I at all times felt for the victims so that basically did not change."

The Bravolebrity continued, "Whether or not Jen was harmless or not, I at all times thought that she no less than believed in her innocence. So for her to change that plea was actually stunning to me and I am positive we'll be taught extra of the again story. I do not assume it is one thing she will be able to actually speak about till after sentencing. It is nonetheless an open case."

Amid all of the authorized woes, Meredith says she continues to be there for her pal and co-star.

"I feel Jen clearly wants help now," she shared. "I am not the decide, I am not the jury, it isn't my job to convict her, it is not my job to condemn her. So sure, I have been in contact and checking in to ensure she's OK. She's been by loads and it takes its toll. It is emotionally very tough I'd think about."

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Meredith added, "And on the finish of the day she is a human being, you recognize? She is as all of us are and we make errors and if you are going to take accountability and try to do higher, then what else can we do?"

After all, Jen's case will not be the one supply of drama on RHOSLC season three. The shocking trailer previewed Meredith's feud with Lisa Barlow solely intensifying, plus former greatest buddies Heather Homosexual and Whitney Rose going by a possible falling out.

"You will see quite a lot of altering dynamics—quite a lot of chaos for positive," Meredith teased. "It's totally intense and it is considerably combative. I really feel like we do not have many peaceable dinners."

The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis returns Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 9 p.m. on Bravo. Scroll by the official forged photographs under for extra season three scoop.

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Jen Shah

Amid an ongoing authorized battle, Jen Shah is leaning on her family and friends for help greater than ever. When the group's dynamics shift, Jen's new alliances trigger a divide among the many girls. Jen and her husband, Sharrieff, downsize their home as they face the uncertainty of their future collectively.


Meredith Marks

Nonetheless coping with the harm that got here from Lisa's salacious rant, Meredith Marks is standing by her new, sudden help system and is leaving friends-turned-foes up to now. Though tensions within the group are effervescent over, Meredith is focusing her power on causes near her coronary heart as she hosts a vogue present to lift consciousness round psychological well being.


Lisa Barlow

After a hot-mic second landed her in scorching water, Lisa Barlow's relationship with certainly one of her dearest buddies is modified eternally. Regardless of lots of her friendships hanging within the stability, she finds an implausible ally within the group of girls. As unflattering rumors about Lisa fly round Salt Lake, she turns her consideration to concentrate on her husband, her youngsters and her enterprise.


Heather Homosexual

Heather Homosexual is engaged on her upcoming memoir, Unhealthy Mormon, about her expertise with faith and group, and, stepping out of the Church's shadow to kind a non-denominational choir. Her bond with Jen is stronger than ever, however cracks start to kind within the basis of her friendship with certainly one of her longest and closest buddies.


Whitney Rose

Whitney Rose is on a religious therapeutic journey to work by her previous traumas. Within the course of, she uncovers suppressed reminiscences from her childhood. To reclaim her authority and independence, Whitney is able to minimize all ties with the Mormon church and reside her personal genuine life. On the outs with previous buddies, Whitney grows nearer to an unlikely Housewife.


Angie Harrington

No stranger to the RHOSLC social scene, Angie Harrington has lived in Salt Lake for years along with her husband and three sons. After a fallout final yr with Lisa, Angie grows nearer to Whitney and Heather.


Danna Bui-Negrete

Entrepreneur, actual property agent, spouse and mom, Danna Bui-Negrete goes method again with Heather, however will get tangled within the group's drama as she brings a rumor about Jen to gentle.


Angie Katsanevas

Jen introduces the women to her pal Angie Katsanevas, a business-owner, spouse and mom. Ever loyal, she at all times has her buddies' backs, however will converse her thoughts once they cross her.

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