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Lisa Barlow’s friend experienced ‘trauma’ at Mary Cosby’s church

The dark “cult” allegations against Mary Cosby are finally coming to light on “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.”

Sunday night’s installment of the Bravo series saw Lisa Barlow tell bestie Meredith Marks that her late friend and Utah community leader Cameron Williams “experienced real trauma” during his stint as a preacher at Mary Cosby’s church. 

“I believe he’s experienced real trauma. Cameron is my friend,” Barlow, 46, told Marks, 49, at an event for her sons’ Fresh Wolf grooming product line. 

“There’s some personal things that he’s told me, but I’m not comfortable talking about it tonight. The bottom line is I don’t want to speculate, I don’t want to dive into this, especially tonight.”

Marks had told Barlow that she had an “unsettling” conversation with Williams earlier in the night. Moments after meeting, Williams told the jewelry designer that Cosby led her congregation at Faith Temple Pentecostal Church in ways that he deemed “harmful.” 

Lisa Barlow tells bestie Meredith Marks that her late friend Cameron Williams “experienced real trauma” at Mary Cosby’s church.
Lisa Barlow tells bestie Meredith Marks that her late friend Cameron Williams “experienced real trauma” at Mary Cosby’s church.
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“I hope for healing for everyone. I truly do,” Williams said of those who attended and still attend the church, which he left after seven years of service. 

When Marks told Williams that she “really love[s] Mary” and previously had a “feel-good experience” at her church, he replied, “Mary and I were extremely close at one point. Just be careful.” 

He added, “I get why you felt what you felt because that was your first time there. Stick around and you’ll find out.”

Late Utah community leader Cameron Williams  asserted that Mary Cosby is operating a cult out of her church.
Late Utah community leader Cameron Williams asserted that Mary Cosby is operating a cult out of her church.
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Previews for the remainder of “RHOSLC” Season 2 show Cosby, 48, in a tense exchange with Barlow over rumors that she runs a cult and refers to herself as God among her clergy. “I worship the god in me!” she yells out to Barlow.

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Cosby has denied running a cult, as well as claims that she used money from her congregation to bankroll her lavish lifestyle.
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Williams meets Barlow in another scene, saying of Mary and her church, “Is it a cult? Yes. Does she call herself ‘God’? Yes.”

Ex-members of Cosby’s church spoke with The Daily Beast for an exposé published in September, detailing shocking allegations of misconduct. 

Reformed followers claimed that she manipulates members into draining their bank accounts for her personal financial gain and often tells them they will be condemned to hell for “offenses” like leaving the church and not tithing enough.

Cosby has denied she’s running a cult and shut down claims that she used money from her congregation to fund her lavish lifestyle. 

While Barlow didn’t want to engage in any “cult” talk in the latest episode of “Salt Lake City,” she told Page Six earlier this month, “I believe my friend Cameron.”

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

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