New Hulu Original ‘The Housewife & the Shah Shocker’ Profiles Real Housewife Jen Shah and the Indictment for Her Alleged Involvement in a Telemarketing Scheme
The Next Chapter in ‘The Housewife’ Series Begins Streaming Monday, Nov. 29, Only on Hulu
The new Hulu Original “The Housewife & the Shah Shocker” dives into the bombshell accusations against “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” cast member Jen Shah and her alleged involvement in a long-running telemarketing scheme that preyed on the elderly. With Shah facing charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, the show from the studio that produced the sensational “The Housewife & the Hustler” explores these allegations in contrast with the wealthy, successful businesswoman and “marketing executive” Shah portrayed on the reality show. The program features interviews with friend of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” series Dana Wilkey, as well as some who knew Shah, including her childhood classmate Beth Hahne and her aunt Lehua Vincent. In a rare interview Shah’s former designer Koa Johnson opens up about his brief time working for her. “The Housewife & the Shah Shocker” begins streaming Monday, Nov. 29, only on Hulu.
Interviews with alleged victims Penny Jo Pucket and Marie Walker reveal how they were duped by several companies involved in the alleged scam and the damage that wreaked havoc in their lives, while law enforcement breaks down the inner workings of the alleged scam. Popular “Housewives” commentators and The Bravo Docket podcast hosts discuss Shah’s controversial persona and the early confusion from fans around Shah’s wealth, employment, and need for multiple assistants, including Stuart Smith, who was also arrested in connection with the alleged scheme. Both Shah and Smith have entered not guilty pleas to the charges. Shah’s arrest played out in dramatic fanfare during the filming of “Real Housewives,” leaving bare questions about the fate of one of the reality show franchise’s leading ladies.
“The Housewife & the Shah Shocker” is produced for Hulu by ABC News Studios. Roxanna Sherwood serves as senior executive producer. Loen Kelley serves as senior producer.
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