RHOP: Mary Cosby Charged With Misdemeanor for Sheltering A Runaway
Another star of is facing criminal charges after Mary Cosby appeared in court for allegedly sheltering a runaway minor. The Faith Temple Church First Lady pleaded not guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a child that Mary allegedly allowed to stay at her home. Mary is proclaiming her innocence and is reportedly saddened by the ordeal. But she now joins her co-star Jen Shah in having to head to court to defend her honor in a legal case.
Mary Cosby was often at the center of the conversation in the debut season of RHOSLC with her unconventional arranged marriage to her step-grandfather and seemingly tone-deaf statements. Mary defended her marriage to Robert Cosby Sr. saying it was something her grandmother wanted in order to keep the family's role in their church and businesses in good standing. It was being afraid of Black people standing outside a 7 Eleven that first rubbed viewers the wrong way. During the reunion, she only made things worse by claiming to be attracted to white men despite being married to a Black man and being Black herself. Viewers are expecting her to come back on RHOSLC season 2 to redeem herself. Alas, the "pentecostal First Lady" is now facing some serious issues.
According to a Salt Lake City Justice court clerk, Mary Cosby was charged with a misdemeanor for unlawfully providing shelter to a runaway and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, reports. Mary appeared in court on June 28 where she pleaded not guilty to both charges and was ordered to appear in court for a pre-trial conference on August 21. The alleged offense is said to have taken place on April 8, 2021. However, Mary is claiming that . "Mary is saddened that she was dragged into another family's domestic situation but is confident that this misunderstanding will be cleared up soon," a rep shared. The details surrounding the case remain private and it's not confirmed if the Bravo cameras were able to capture any of Mary's at-home drama.
She's now the second Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star to face legal charges ahead of the series' second season. Back in April, Jen Shah was arrested while filming a scene with her co-stars. Jen was charged with felony wire fraud and money laundering for her alleged involvement in a nationwide telemarketing scheme. Jen's arrest shocked the Housewives community when news broke earlier this year. While criminal charges, she is the first to be arrested while filming. Recently, insiders said Jen is "not holding back" when it comes to addressing her legal woes on the show.
Mary might've kept her legal issues from being captured, but with the news becoming public, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star is sure to be asked about the charges during the reunion. There is already so much that has happened since filming for season one wrapped. Jen was caught in two leaked audio scandals in addition to getting arrested and facing 20 to 30 years in prison. Now it looks like Mary also has some explaining to do.