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Jen Shah is hinting at a dark time in her life.
In the latest episode of The True Housewives of Salt Lake City on Wednesday, the 49-year-old shared with his co-star Whitney Rose that she attempted suicide during her fraud trial. She admits “all Angie Harrington and Chris Harrington [thing] affected me so much that I tried to take my life,” adding:
“I tried to kill myself and my husband had to take me to the hospital.”
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In case you didn’t know, Chris created an anonymous account on the social networking platform “shahexposed” in the midst of his legal battle to put others acclaim characters in the explosion, including her arch-enemies, Lisa Barlow. In the episode, Jen argues that using her last name means she family engaged with the page when they did not. The online trolling, coupled with her legal woes, eventually pushed Bravolebrity to her breaking point. She explained in a confessional:
“When I learned about shahexposed, it was on a day when there was a lot of negativity regarding the trial. And I got to the point where I finished that day. I locked myself in the bathroom and Huan was so scared, he had to kick the door in because he didn’t know what I was going to do, Huan had to take me to the hospital.”
It’s an important reminder that you never know how your words or actions will affect and hurt someone, whoever they are.
In another episode of RHOSLC, Jen revealed earlier that she started taking antidepressants after the allegations against her. For those who don’t know, she was accused of running a massive telemarketing scam that stole millions of dollars from elderly victims.
It’s definitely been a tough time when it comes to her lawsuit this year. As you may know, in July, she shockingly pleaded guilty to the crimes of “electronic wire fraud” and knowingly providing fake services to people “over 55 years old” after asserting herself innocent for many months. Her sentence has been pushed back and she is expected to realize her punishment on January 6, 2023. She is likely to face 14 years in prison and possibly fines. forced to pay compensation amounting to $9.5 million.
Considering the guilty plea, it certainly seems fair for people to decry her actions so openly. But there is a fine line between that and individual bullying…
For her future on RHOSLC? Transparent BravoCon 2022Executive Producer Andy Cohen previously suggested Jen wouldn’t return for another season:
“Once we wrap [Season 3 and] she pleaded guilty, I think unfortunately, that’s the end of, you know, the engagement there. But I hope to be able to sit down with her and talk to her sometime in front of the camera because I have so many questions for her.”
There’s a lot going on for Jen right now, so we hope that her mental health is in a better place now. Especially since she is still facing some serious prison sentences. React? Let us know in the comments section.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, help is always available. Consider contacting the Suicide & Crisis Hotline at 988, by calling, texting or chatting or visiting 988lifeline.org.
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