Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City: Jen Shah shares feelings of betrayal over dispute with designer

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Jen Shah shared she was still reeling from the fallout over the dispute with her former dress designer on Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

After her former clothing designer Koa Johnson accused her earlier this year of traumatizing and verbally assaulting him while he worked for her audio was leaked of Jen berating the designer.

Jen, 47, felt betrayed because she trusted her dress designer because he was from Hawaii.

Designer drama: Jen Shah shared she was still reeling from the fallout over the dispute with her former dress designer on Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

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Designer drama: Jen Shah shared she was still reeling from the fallout over the dispute with her former dress designer on Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

She said in a confessional that her former designer ‘took my kindness and repaid me by making it look like I mistreated him, which was not the case at all.’

‘All the s*** he is putting out there, it was all a f***ing set up,’ Jen said to Lisa Barlow, 46, who wanted to talk to her about the incident.

Lisa said she knew Jen cared about Koa like family and trusted Koa to make a dress for her for a very important event, but that he didn’t deliver on time. Lisa then said that when audio was leaked earlier this year that it was ‘definitely not flattering for Jen.’

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Several of the housewives then discussed in confessionals what they knew about the incident. Heather Gay, 48, said that everyone in Utah heard the leaked audio.

Felt betrayed: Jen, 47, felt betrayed because she trusted her dress designer because he was from Hawaii

Felt betrayed: Jen, 47, felt betrayed because she trusted her dress designer because he was from Hawaii

Whitney Rose, 34, said it was Jen who didn’t follow through and get him the dress details on time. Whitney also said that Koa stated that he did not leak the audio and had no idea who did. When Mary Cosby was asked about her thoughts on the incriminating audio, she said, ‘Jen just got busted.’

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Jen was equally upset as to why Lisa wanted to discuss this incident now. Lisa told her that she just wanted her to know that other people in their friend group such as Whitney were sending Koa gifts and supporting him.

Jen told her she had gone through so much therapy to not care what other people did, but she was clearly upset by this news.

Got busted: When Mary Cosby was asked about her thoughts on the incriminating audio, she said, 'Jen just got busted'

Got busted: When Mary Cosby was asked about her thoughts on the incriminating audio, she said, ‘Jen just got busted’

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Visibly upset: Jen was equally upset as to why Lisa wanted to discuss this incident now

Visibly upset: Jen was equally upset as to why Lisa wanted to discuss this incident now

‘Why are you doing this?’ Jen asked. ‘ We are supposed to be a group of friends. If you are our friend be our f***ing friend, if you are not then get the f*** out.’

The episode titled ‘A Wolf Pack of Secrets’ started with Lisa setting up a launch party for ‘Fresh Wolf,’ a luxury grooming product line for boys and men created by her sons Jack, 16, and Henry, nine.

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For Jack the event for the company, which donates products to foster care for every product sold, was about raising awareness and money for children in foster care. As they prepared for the event, which would also raise money for Utah Foster Care, Jack said that his father John, who was adopted, was his inspiration for his commitment and passion to help children in foster care.

Grooming products: The episode titled 'A Wolf Pack of Secrets' started with Lisa setting up a launch party for 'Fresh Wolf,' a luxury grooming product line for boys and men created by her sons Jack, 16, and Henry, nine

Grooming products: The episode titled ‘A Wolf Pack of Secrets’ started with Lisa setting up a launch party for ‘Fresh Wolf,’ a luxury grooming product line for boys and men created by her sons Jack, 16, and Henry, nine

In a confessional, Lisa explained that her husband John was given up for adoption at birth and was then later returned. She said their son gravitated to working to raise awareness for foster care children because of his father’s experience.

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‘John had to be in foster care for almost a year as a baby,’ said Lisa, who told the event organizers that she wanted to limit the guest list to around 30 people to keep it intimate.

Jack and Henry then took part in a photoshoot for the product line. Jen showed up to the shoot wearing a wolf hat that appeared to be made out of a real wolf’s head. She also brought one for Lisa to wear. They both put the wolf head on and then posed in some of the photos with Lisa’s sons.

Wolf's head: Jen showed up to the shoot wearing a wolf hat that appeared to be made out of a real wolf's head

Wolf’s head: Jen showed up to the shoot wearing a wolf hat that appeared to be made out of a real wolf’s head

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Across town, Mary met up with Whitney and Heather for lunch at an Italian restaurant. Heather asked Mary if she had spoken to Lisa after their snow tubing fight. Mary started to cry. She said when Lisa questioned her about needing to google something she said and that it ‘just triggered’ her.

Mary told them that she lost her mother because she refused to back down over her decision to marry Robert Sr. She said in a confessional that when her grandmother died that she left her the church and the business and her mother was not happy because she felt that she was next in line. She said her mother cut her off because of it.

In a confessional, Mary said she hadn’t spoken to her mother in 25 years. She said her relationship with her mother ended because she didn’t believe what she said. She said that Lisa’s similar line of questioning triggered her to react because it took her back to that wound.

Got triggered: Mary told them that she lost her mother because she refused to back down over her decision to marry Robert Sr and got emotional as she revealed that Lisa triggered her

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Got triggered: Mary told them that she lost her mother because she refused to back down over her decision to marry Robert Sr and got emotional as she revealed that Lisa triggered her

Mary told Heather and Whitney that nothing could repair her relationship with her mother.

‘But it’s fine,’ said Mary while dabbing her tears with a napkin.

Heather told Mary that her friendship with Lisa would depend on whether Lisa thought she was on her team.

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Friendship advice: Heather told Mary that her friendship with Lisa would depend on whether Lisa thought she was on her team

Friendship advice: Heather told Mary that her friendship with Lisa would depend on whether Lisa thought she was on her team

In a confessional, Heather said that Lisa looks at everything as a game and that every move of hers was calculated.

‘But if you cross her, Lisa will reveal herself,’ said Heather.

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Mary said to Heather and Whitney that she didn’t think that Lisa was like that. She told them that she thought Lisa was like her and that they would just move on.

Moving on: Mary said to Heather and Whitney that she didn't think that Lisa was like that and she believed the could move on

Moving on: Mary said to Heather and Whitney that she didn’t think that Lisa was like that and she believed the could move on

Later, Whitney went rollerblading with her brother Will. She asked him how their father Steve Lesh was doing and told him that she hadn’t spoken to him for six months. 

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She said the last time she saw their father she asked him to leave her house after he yelled and chased down a food delivery person that was bringing food to their house. She said he may not have been sober that day.

Whitney said in a confessional that when her father was battling addiction that she was the only one who was there for him. She said she also facilitated her father’s reconciliation with the rest of her family.

Family talk: Later, Whitney went rollerblading with her brother Will

Family talk: Later, Whitney went rollerblading with her brother Will

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‘I thought last year that we had worked through everything and our future was going to be much different,’ said Whitney in a confessional. ‘Unfortunately, it’s not.’

Whitney asked her brother if it was okay that she just wanted to be done with it and he told her ‘just because they are blood doesn’t mean they are family.’

Will told her that if the blood portion of her life was causing so much trouble then ‘cut the s*** off.’

Sage advice: Will told her that if the blood portion of her life was causing so much trouble then 'cut the s*** off'

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Sage advice: Will told her that if the blood portion of her life was causing so much trouble then ‘cut the s*** off’

Across town, Meredith and her 19-year-old daughter Chloe met up for lunch with Heather and her 17-year-old daughter Ashley. Chloe gave Ashley some advice on college.

Meredith then told Heather she had rented a seven-bedroom house in Vail initially for her family but now her husband couldn’t make it. She asked Heather if she would be up for a fun girls trip. Heather asked her who she wanted to invite and she said ‘the usual suspects.’ Heather asked her if she wanted to invite Jen.

Meredith said she was apprehensive about having any relationship with her on any level after everything that had transpired with her son Brooks Marks.

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College bound: Across town, Meredith and her 19-year-old daughter Chloe met up for lunch with Heather and her 17-year-old daughter Ashley

College bound: Across town, Meredith and her 19-year-old daughter Chloe met up for lunch with Heather and her 17-year-old daughter Ashley

Meredith said in a confessional that the fact that Jen apologized to her and Brooks showed that their friendship was ‘moving forward on some level.’ She said it would still take some time for their relationship to be fully repaired.

Jen showed up at Heather’s house with some gag gifts to help her with her dating life. She brought a game called ‘Pin the Pistol on the Cowboy’ and a candy g-string and candy bras among other x-rated gags.

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Heather asked Jen if she wanted to go on a girls trip to Vail. Jen said yes though she did think it was weird that Meredith wasn’t inviting her herself. When Heather mentioned that Lisa had already agreed to go on the trip, Jen told her about how Lisa shared with her that Whitney sent products to her former designer Koa.

Gag gifts: Jen showed up at Heather's house with some gag gifts to help her with her dating life

Gag gifts: Jen showed up at Heather’s house with some gag gifts to help her with her dating life

Heather told Jen she thought it was suspicious that Lisa was alluding to her that Whitney was a ‘s*** friend.’ Heather thought it particularly strange because she knew Lisa invited Whitney to her son’s Fresh Wolf event, but didn’t invite either of them.

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Jen thought that it was odd that Whitney was invited to Lisa’s event. Heather said she was curious who else Lisa invited to the event because ‘Lisa thinks things through.’

‘This is what she does,’ said Heather in a confessional. ‘She goes around and collects what she believes is mud and slings it in the face of the friend to dismantle relationships, to undermine affection and loyalty and to try to somehow win at some imaginary game that she is playing.’

Playing games: 'This is what she does,' said Heather in a confessional. 'She goes around and collects what she believes is mud and slings it in the face of the friend to dismantle relationships, to undermine affection and loyalty and to try to somehow win at some imaginary game that she is playing'

Playing games: ‘This is what she does,’ said Heather in a confessional. ‘She goes around and collects what she believes is mud and slings it in the face of the friend to dismantle relationships, to undermine affection and loyalty and to try to somehow win at some imaginary game that she is playing’

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Jen couldn’t believe that she wasn’t invited to the event that benefits foster care because her aunt adopted two kids from foster care.

‘That is super hurtful,’ said Jen. ‘I am so tired of trusting people and being screwed over.’

At the Fresh Wolf event, Lisa told Meredith about how she spoke to Jen about her public blow up with her dress designer. She said the conversation upset Jen. Meredith said Jen didn’t have a problem talking about everyone else’s business so why should she be upset when someone talks about hers.

Catching up: At the Fresh Wolf event, Lisa told Meredith about how she spoke to Jen about her public blow up with her dress designer

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Catching up: At the Fresh Wolf event, Lisa told Meredith about how she spoke to Jen about her public blow up with her dress designer

‘Everyone talks about everybody,’ said Meredith. ‘It’s not like she is singled out.’

Cameron Williams came over and interrupted their conversation to quickly say hello to Lisa. Lisa told Meredith that Cameron was her very good friend and he was how she initially met Mary.

Lisa got pulled into photos and left Cameron and Meredith to talk. Cameron told Meredith that he met Mary when he attended her church, but then he added that he thankfully no longer attended that church. Meredith asked him what happened.

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Invited guest: Cameron Williams came over and interrupted their conversation to quickly say hello to Lisa

Invited guest: Cameron Williams came over and interrupted their conversation to quickly say hello to Lisa

‘People who are at that church are god fearing beautiful people, but Mary and her husband they have done some things that have been very harmful,’ Cameron said. ‘I just hope for healing for everyone. I truly do.’

Meredith said she didn’t like hearing this because she really loved Mary.

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‘I did too at one point,’ said Cameron. ‘Just be careful.’

Duly warned: Meredith said she loved Mary and Cameron said, 'I did too at one point. Just be careful'

Duly warned: Meredith said she loved Mary and Cameron said, ‘I did too at one point. Just be careful’

Meredith told Cameron that she was really sorry to hear that because she went last winter to Mary’s church once and had a ‘feel good experience.’ Cameron said he understood why she felt that on her first visit, but ‘stick around you’ll find out.’ Meredith asked him if it changes and he said it did. He said he was there for seven years.

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‘The truth was revealed’ said Cameron. ‘The truth came out and I knew that I couldn’t stay with that truth and I had to walk away.’

He wouldn’t share many details with Meredith and said ‘that was Mary’s story to tell.’ Meredith was shaken by this conversation. She grabbed Lisa and said she had a very intense conversation with Cameron.

Truly shook: Meredith was shaken by this conversation and grabbed Lisa and said she had a very intense conversation with Cameron

Truly shook: Meredith was shaken by this conversation and grabbed Lisa and said she had a very intense conversation with Cameron

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Lisa said to Meredith that she looked like she was going to cry. Lisa told Meredith that Cameron used to be a preacher at Mary’s church and didn’t normally speak badly of other people.

Meredith said Cameron had given her cryptic messages during their conversation so she started thinking the worst. She asked Lisa if she knew anything more about what happened between Cameron and Mary. Lisa told Meredith there was a reason why Mary wasn’t invited to the event because she keeps them separate out of respect. 

In the preview of scenes for the next episode, Jen boarded a van with the other housewives for their road trip to Vail for a girl’s vacation when she suddenly told them ‘I have to go.’

Moments later the police showed up and said they were ‘looking for Jen Shah” who was arrested in March and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with an alleged telemarketing scheme.

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The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City will return next Sunday on Bravo.

Legal trouble: A preview of next week's episode showed federal authorities looking for Jen who was arrested in March and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with an alleged telemarketing scheme

Legal trouble: A preview of next week’s episode showed federal authorities looking for Jen who was arrested in March and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with an alleged telemarketing scheme

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