Why Mary Cosby bailed on ‘RHOSLC’ Season 2 reunion special

Mary Cosby did not show up at the “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” meeting because she was afraid of being questioned about the controversies of season 2.

“Mary did not attend the meeting,” a source close to the production confirmed exclusively to Page Six on Friday.

A second source told us that Cosby did not attend the meeting because “she did not want to face the controversy surrounding her this season.”

The source elaborated: “She was terrified of being questioned for her ‘racist’ comments made towards Jennie [Nguyen] and Jen [Shah]. He also didn’t want to discuss the allegations that he runs a cult. ”

Production on “RHOSLC” season 3 begins in the next few weeks and the source noted that “most likely” Cosby will not be asked to return for the next installment of the show.

“Skipping the meeting is a big no-no for ‘Housewives,” said the source, adding: “This was the kiss of death for Mary. He has hardly any alliances left in the cast, which I hoped would have come to the meeting to take responsibility for his behavior and the allegations against his church. “

Neither Bravo nor Cosby immediately responded to Page Six’s request for comment.

Mary M. Cosby posing for her season 1 cast photo
Cosby has had a difficult season.
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Andy Cohen sat down with the rest of the cast to film the traditional reunion special Thursday, but Cosby, 48, did not attend.

Cohen posted several videos to his Instagram story sparking a dramatic and trendy reunion.

“I think it’s going well, I can’t wait to get into more,” Lisa Barlow told Cohen in a video. “This afternoon is going to be tough, it’s a lot.”

In another video, Cohen teased that Shah’s outfit was not the least bit “demure.” She also hinted that Meredith Marks had gone feathered for a modern look.

“I’m excited for everyone to see this today,” Cohen concluded his series.

The ladies of “RHOSLC” have had a rather tumultuous season, full of denunciations, arguments and even an arrest.

Jen Shah and Mary M. Cosby talking together on a bench
Cosby found himself in discussions with most of his co-stars during the season.
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Cosby, in particular, has had a difficult second season, the most recent being accused of racism for telling rookie Nguyen that he has “nice slanted eyes.”

Since then, he has denied that his comment was malicious.

“He was not coming from a racist place! I was congratulating! I am not a racist by definition! Tired of people judging me like you can! ” she tweeted after the episode aired.

When another fan said they were waiting for Cosby to apologize to Nguyen, she bluntly replied, “Never.”

The "RHOSLC" Promotional photo of the cast of season 1
The rest of the cast members seemed to be present.
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Before that, Cosby also apologized for calling Shah a “Mexican bully.”

“I was not trying to highlight the Mexican culture. I am African American and I know racism first hand, ”she wrote in a statement in December. “I have lived it daily throughout my life.”

Cosby has also faced accusations that he secretly operates his Faith Temple Pentecostal Church as a “cult” and manipulates members into emptying their bank accounts to fund his lavish lifestyle. The religious leader has previously denied these claims.

“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on Bravo.

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