Premium- Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City -The Dramatic 24-Hour Life Span Of Jen Shah's GoFundMe
I don't enjoy discriminating against any group, but I feel confident in saying that Real Housewives probably shouldn't use GoFundMe to raise money for their legal expenses. Especially when they're being accused of defrauding hundreds of innocent people in a massive telemarketing scheme. And yet, here we are. Over the weekend Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah's GoFundMe page was launched — and then deleted — in a short saga Bravo historians will study for years to come.
Shah is currently facing charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office of Southern District of New York. She pleaded not guilty on April 2, and is expected to go to trial in October. And, apparently, she needs some help getting there with her team of fancy lawyers in tact.
On Sunday, May 30, Dan Filipe, reportedly Shah's cousin, launched a GoFundMe page for the reality star in an attempt to raise funds for her legal defense. And it did not go well. Shah's GoFundMe was quickly deleted, but not before it could be immortalized by the internet. And, since we can't show you the actual page, we here at The Dipp have decided to annotate passages from the GoFundMe instead. Let's dive in.
What Was Jen Shah's GoFundMe Asking For?
The GoFundMe page was originally set up to raise $2.5 million for Shah's legal fees, which Filipe claimed would help cover the various costs of mounting a competent defense. Filipe also claimed that Shah had spent over $138,000 in legal fees in the last seven weeks, which, for the record, is 1/18 of the funds he wanted to raise.