LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – MJ Mercedes Javid from Shahs of Sunset did not rob a bank fans will learn in tonight’s reunion. Rather MJ committed bank fraud. But that doesn’t stop Reza Farahan from hurling untrue accusations.
“MJ Robbed a bank?” reads BravoTv.com’s lead photo today on its website. Then on Bravo’s Shahs’ page appears a video with the title “MJ Robbed a Bank?” The video is captioned by Bravo with the line “Reza accuses MJ of having robbed a bank but MJ tells her side.”
Reza goes on the attack during the Shahs of Sunset season 2, part two, reunion telecast tonight. But he is out line, delivering a series of fabricated statements. He first shouts at MJ “You robbed a bank, you don’t sell any real estate, you don’t have any hair, your lips are fake, your b-bs are fake, everything about you from head to toe is fake.” MJ replies calmly back “Your words mean nothing to me.”
That enrages Reza. He shouts even louder “Your words mean nothing to your country. You robbed a bank. You cant vote, you cant go to Canada, your option means nothing. She robbed a bank. She is a convicted felon.”
Yet there is something peculiar about this exchange. Months before the reunion, a series of news sites published reports that MJ was convicted of “bank fraud”, not “bank robbery”. So why is Reza using the erroneous words “rob a bank” still weeks later? Even more peculiar, Bravo cameras pan over to Lilly Ghalichi whose smile appears to grow during the Reza-MJ exchange.
Andy Cohen gives a perplexed look at Reza and asks MJ “What does that mean, did you rob a bank?”
MJ replies “Andy I did not. That is him twisting everything around. There was a group of … mafia that wanted to make some check deposits in this bank that I worked on without me putting the proper hold on the checks.” She later adds “Even though it was a mistake it was the only way I knew I could get out that alive.” She also amidst the whole thing is over twenty-years ago. MJ reveals it happened at age 17. So why is a teenage matter being brought up by Reza in a reality show about adults?
Mike jumps in and tells Andy “She had a public defender that made her make a plea. And that’s why it went on her record.”
Andy quickly gets the confusion resolved. “And what went o your record? Oh, bank fraud. And you were how old, and you had bank fraud on your record?” MJ further reassures Cohen that she was convicted of “bank fraud”, not “bank robbery”.
Mercedes Javid, Shahs of Sunset