Mercedes Javid explains what’s really going on behind the scenes of the ‘Shahs of Sunset’ cancellation. On April 7th TMZ broke the news that the Bravo series would get the ax after 9 seasons.
“When did you learn that ‘Shahs of Sunset’ was canceled after nine seasons?” Jeff Lewis asked Javid while she was appearing on an episode of his April 11 radio show: Jeff LewisLive.
“Well, I saw the same article as you guys, you know,” Javid admitted. “You know, Bravo won’t get you dirty, they’ll pick up the phone and talk to you.”
Javid continued, teasing that there might be a future for her at Bravo after all. “When I read that they didn’t testify and a couple of us got a nice phone call, that wasn’t really bad news,” Javid said.
“Then would you possibly work with Bravo on another show?” Lewis asked her. “Is that the good news you got, the call?”
“I hope and pray that being here today doesn’t jeopardize anything in my future,” Javid joked in response.
Javid has been a cast member on “Shahs of Sunset” since season one, along with stars Mike Shouhed, Reza Farahan and Golnesa Gharachedaghi.
A ‘Shahs of Sunset’ star was arrested shortly before the show’s cancellation was announced
On March 27, just weeks before news of Shahs of Sunset’s cancellation broke, star Mike Shouhed was arrested for “intimate partner violence resulting in injury.” page six. However, it is not clear if his fiancée, Paulina Ben-Cohen, was involved as no description of the victim was provided. Shouhed’s court date is scheduled for July 25, according to the outlet.
Also on April 4, Shouhed’s attorney Alex Kessel said E! news in a statement, “At this point, I can only say with confidence that my client has not committed any form of domestic violence and the truth will prevail.” Shouhed himself has not publicly commented on the alleged incident.
Shouhed and Ben-Cohen announced their engagement during the Season 9 reunion special “Shahs of Sunset.” Shouhed also revealed that the couple got engaged while vacationing in Hawaii and that he asked Ben-Cohen’s son for his permission.
“I want to share something with you guys,” Shouhed announced alongside Ben-Cohen during the reunion. “We’re engaged, I want to share that with everyone today.”
Javid defended Shouhed during her recent appearance on Jeff Lewis Live
During her performance on April 11th Jeff LewisLiveJavid defended Shouhed, explaining that she was “shocked” by the news of the incident because she had never seen him violent before.
Javid told Lewis during the radio show, “I’ve never, ever seen him violent and I’ve never seen him angry. I was shocked because I think that if I wasn’t literally in the room as a witness, I’m with you: ‘innocent until proven guilty’.”
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