“Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” producer Andy Cohen is sounding off on the show’s star Jen Shah being sentenced to six and half years in prison.
“It will be a big loss for the show,” he said Monday on SiriusXM’s “Radio Andy.”
Cohen, 54, went on to say he was shaken after reading statements from the victims of Shah’s telemarketing scam. Shah, 49, pleaded guilty to running a years-long con that targeted elderly women and convinced them to pay for nonexistent technology services.
At least two victims said Shah and her partners gobbled up so much of their money that they were left homeless.
“Anyone who just doesn’t really understand what’s going on with the internet or how many scams are going on — people are susceptible to stuff like this,” Cohen said. “If you read the victim impact report, it was pretty stunning.”
Cohen added that he was hoping to speak with Shah before she reports to federal prison on Feb. 17.
Shah said in December that she’d be skipping the show’s season three reunion. In an Instagram post, she said she was upset that Bravo producers wanted her to talk about the case on the show.
“Under legal advice, I will not be attending the reunion,” she wrote. “I need to focus on the most important thing in my life — my family.”