She is not looking forward to any unconnected drama that has occurred on the program during her court case.
Jen Shah has made a number of demands related to her time on “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” including not being allowed to utilize video from the show in her forthcoming wire fraud and money laundering trial.
The reality star’s lawyers filed a fresh petition in court papers obtained by PEOPLE, “There is no circumstance under which a clip of Jen Shah from her appearance on the RHOSLC should be used in court as these clips do not have any of the indicia of reliability.”
The documents additionally stated that “the women and their lives are both real and fake and it is impossible to tell where reality ends and fantasy and outright deception and fakery begins,” adding that RHOSLC is “highly edited and crafted through post-production.”
The real housewife and her assistant, Stuart Smith, were seized in March and indicted with one count of wire fraud in affiliation with telemarketing, in which they allegedly scammed 10 or more persons over the age of 55, along with one count of money laundering.
During their arraignment in April, the duo pled not guilty, but by late November, Smith had altered his plea to guilty. Smith will be sentenced on March 3 and faces up to 70 years in jail, according to the presiding judge. Shah, on the other hand, has remained defiant and her trial starts on March 22.
Shah and her attorneys also asked a court to dismiss the fraud charges in December, alleging that the Hulu documentary The Housewife & the Shah Shocker about her continuing legal issues is “reprehensible” and would “severely jeopardize” her right to a fair trial.
In addition, the TV personality has asked the court to perform a detailed inquiry for possible jurors about her experience on “RHOSLC.”
“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.