Shannon’s costars have also reacted to news of her arrest. This includes Gina Kirschenheiter, who was arrested for and pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol in 2019 and repeatedly listened to Shannon bring up how she helped her at the time.
“Yes, obviously, you can’t ignore the fact that the irony of it is major,” she said on the Sept. 27 episode of her Orange County podcast. “But honestly, really, the end of the day, I’ve been thinking a lot about this and Shannon in general, and I just don’t have it in me. Like, I’m not gonna kick someone when they’re down. And I’ve been down. I know where she’s at right now. It’s not a good place to be mentally, emotionally.”
Gina later added, “Obviously, I felt thank god that she didn’t hurt herself seriously or injure anybody else. I mean, it’s obviously the worst mistake you can make. I am a whole-hearted believer in that having made the mistake myself. So, I’m just glad everybody’s OK. But it sucks. It’s hard. I feel bad. I feel bad for her.”