Mary Cosby Gave Up $18K For Skipping The Reunion

Mary Cosby has completely derailed this season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. While the trailer promised plenty of Jen Shah drama, Mary came along and said “hold my [proverbial] beer.” Or tea. Or whatever she drinks. A few days ago, the news broke that Mary skipped out on the reunion. Fans surmised that she didn’t want to address that her church is rumored to be a cult. There is also speculation that Mary didn’t want to be accountable for her racially insensitive remarks. And since Mary has no almost friends left in her corner, she would be left to defend herself alone. I don’t even think Meredith Marks would jump in to save her at this point.

So Mary took to social media to rant about it, leaving fans both cringing and confused. According to Mary, “TV watching lowers IQ. And it increases rudeness too.” She also added a quote from a psychiatrist named Marcia Sirota. She quoted, “Reality TV is junk food for our brain, and in the same way that junk food rots our teeth and makes us sick, bad reality TV rots our brain and makes us rude.” Mary concluded, “Reality shows have a negative impact on our children in more ways than one. These shows focus on bullying, aggressive behavior and unhealthy competition, and kids often tend to confuse reality TV with the real world.”

Now Mary is facing the financial consequence of her actions by skipping the reunion. As reported by Radar Online, Mary reportedly lost out on $18K from Bravo to appear. The gossip outlet Tamra Tattles had a source that revealed, “Mary and the rest of the cast signed a five-year deal limiting their increases until it ends.” The outlet’s source also claimed, “They made $2k per episode for season one. Then, they all got ‘thank you bonuses’ in the form of a renegotiated salary of $6,500 per episode for season 2 as opposed to a 10% increase.”

 

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The reports are that Mary is done with RHOSLC but an insider said she would be getting a pay raise if she stuck around for another season. Which seems highly unlikely, since skipping the reunion is the housewives kiss of death. The source added, “They will receive increases for season three based on their contributions to the series. Expect Jen and Meredith to reach the $9-10k range and the others to get just 10%. The newbie will probably only get 10% also in order to keep production costs down.”

But it might have been worth it to Mary to skip out. The source claimed, “She did not show, and her attorney told Shed Media that she wants to receive her final paychecks ASAP, seemingly signaling the end to her participation on the series. People at both the network and production company (level) believe she is upset about a bad edit. So they are going to wire her $6,000 per episode to her and leave her be.” Maybe she can send Jesus for her checks.

 

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TELL US – DO YOU THINK MARY CARES THAT SHE LOST OUT ON MONEY FOR SKIPPING THE REUNION? DO YOU THINK SHE WILL BE INVITED BACK FOR ANOTHER SEASON? 

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