The Shahs of Sunset feud between former besties Reza Farahan and Mercedes “MJ” Javid has turned really really ugly now that one of the cast members is being accused of violating federal HIPPA (Health Information Privacy Protection Act laws!
It all started when Javid accused all but one (Shervin ) of her fellow cast members of that BravoTV show of not visiting her in the ICU (intensive care unit) after being admitted there following a very challenging and life -threatening C-section delivery of her first child.
After struggling with infertility and going through a few IVF rounds, and enduring several other complications and extended bed rest, the 46-year gave birth to son Shams Frances Feight on April 17th.
The other cast members clapped back at Javid’s claim!
The most damaging and maybe illegal clapback happened in a series of screenshots that accidentally included MJ’s home address, phone number and other private info regarding medical procedures that took place and personal fertility info.
“When you’re evil and plotting against your best friend of 30 years, make sure not to leave receipts in plain sight,” Farahan captioned his post, where he included screenshots of his text exchanges with Javid, adding, “If none of my friends came to see me while I was in ICU giving birth I’d look inward.”
javid’s husband Tommy Feight reportedly responded by going to Farahan’s home and trashing a few potted plants which Farahan’s husband Adam Neely allegedly witnessed from the couple’s porch cam.
By Monday, May 20, Farahan had filed a restraining order with legal documents obtained by E! News including allegations by Farahan that Feight “called and said he was going to kill me.”
LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) confirmed to E! News that “officers took a report after an act of vandalism occurred at the address.”
Though a lot of people speculated the feud and drama might have been feigned for the show, insiders claim it is real and with them getting the police and courts involved, it’s not looking fabricated to me either.
“MJ is confused and heartbroken that her friends haven’t congratulated her on Shams’ birth, or asked about her health after she nearly died,” an inside source told E! News. “Not even her best friend Reza has reached out to her. Reza stopped contacting her a few weeks ago, and his since unfollowed her on social media.”
According to the E! News report, MJ initially claimed she planned to skip season 9 but has been seen filming. The other members of the cast Destiney Rose, Golnesa Gharachedaghi, Mike Shouhed and Nema Vand, have all been seen filming for the show.
MJ was the last to sign in for another season.
On Wednesday, Farahan apologized for the leak of private info and clarified the spat
“I want to make an apology and clarify something, then sign off,” he captioned his video apology on Instagram. “In my haste to get the timeline of events out, I included a text w/ sensitive information, that was sent to me by Tommy, using MJ’s phone. For that I’m truly sorry.”
The reality TV star continued, “I had forgotten that was in there and I genuinely wish I could go back and cut that one out. Unfortunately it’s out and I’m very sorry. Our lives are more important than a feud. I can’t explain how unsettling it is to feel unsafe in our own home, so we’re signing off.”
In his post, he tagged fellow cast Mates.
Feight defended his actions:
“This is how my wife spent her 1st 2 days as a mom—it was without a doubt the most terrifying experience I have ever been through, i have never felt so alone and helpless and even now I can’t think of this experience without breaking down—she is a warrior and stronger then any women I know—she is my Queen my hero and my universe,” he wrote to his followerswith a photo of MJ from the hospital. “I will let NO ONE disrespect minimize and devalue all that she went through to bring our son into this world—i took vows to protect her and keep her safe and I will do that until my last dying breath #tillthedirt #myqueen #smother #khaleesi #bendtheknee.”
MJ reposted the image.
In sum, it appeared that having a baby is a sure fire way for your childless and single friends to forget about you or leave you out.
It happened to original cast member Asa Soltan who left the show after becoming a mother.
Also, in my unsolicited opinion, if these folks really aren’t her true “friends” and maybe just TV show cast member “friends” if they cannot be there or hangout and socialize with each other when the cameras aren’t rolling.