TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'D.C. Housewives' Star -- Sued Over Polo Event

8/18/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Not everything on "The Real Housewives of Washington D.C." is fake -- because when one of the cast members accused White House party crasher Tareq Salahi of being a deadbeat ... turns out, she was on to something.

0817_tareq_salahi_GETTY_EX

On the season premiere of the show, D.C. Housewife Lynda Erkiletian explained that she refused to work with the America's Polo Cup -- a yearly charity event organized by Salahi -- because according to her, "nobody got paid."

Now, TMZ has learned a small embroidering business just won a legal battle against Salahi -- in which they claimed dude never paid up for work he ordered for the event in 2008.

According to the lawsuit, filed by JB Printing & Specialty Services, Salahi ordered a whole mess of customized embroidered polo jackets, fleece blankets and straw hats back in 2008 ... but never paid a cent of his $4,576 bill.

Salahi had a date in a Virginia courtroom on the matter just last Friday -- but he didn't show up ... so the judge ruled that he must now fork over the dough.

Last we checked -- JB Printing was still waiting for their check.


38 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

samuel bronkowitz    

The creditors are coming out of the woodwork to finally collect from this con-artist duo now that they are getting a paycheck faking it up on RHODC.
The Salahi horse "Sparkle" fakes broken leg, want to be put down For more: http://bit.ly/cfXIbw

1507 days ago
2.

Kelly    

This show will be the one to derail the runaway Housewives train!! Another bunch of posers.

1507 days ago
3.

Gunnergirl    

It is amazing that such frauds made it on t.v. thinking no one would find out about their less than stellar background!!!
They bring narcissism to a new level!!

1507 days ago
4.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

If you live in this area you would know that people have been sueing these losers for years now.Just last year in a case he had to turn over some expensive watch to settle a lawsuit,turns out it was fake.These people as most reality show people are trash.

1507 days ago
5.

Horndog    

Who?

1506 days ago
6.

chevjuls    

The Salahi are white house party crasher and now they are also theif, the show should be cancel sorry to those other house wives but the the Salahi is going to make them look real bad.

1506 days ago
7.

awards    

I heard he made a major pledge to the ground zero Mosque. Is his wife turning tricks yet?

1506 days ago
8.

Bubbles The Chimp    

...And this is the kind of s***bag America wants to see on reality tv. TV needs a serious enema.

1506 days ago
9.

Ryan    

It should be very clear to the media from long ago that the Salahi's are very troubled people. Bravo should have never signed them to that show and should have terminated the contract. This reflects very poorly on them.

1506 days ago
10.

lisa2    

Can't believe Bravo signed these grifters.
Don't they do credit checks?????

1506 days ago
11.

Fedup    

Bravo has gone too far in signing these grifters to a popular tv franchise. They are nothing more than Balloon Boy's parents in black tie.Time to boycott sponsors associated with the show. These programs are no longer fun,mindless entertainment.

1506 days ago
12.

Karen    

I have to say I am a fan of the Housewive series. The Washington women are just not likable. I also can not stand this little weasel. I have a feeling this certain series will only last one season. Bring back the OC girls!

1506 days ago
13.

wenzy    

HE LOOKS LIKE A CROOK AND...AMERICAN IDOL WINNER...TAYLOR HICKS!!

1506 days ago
14.

Alexa    

This show's been on now what.. twice? and it's already revealing a lot of the crap that's going on in Washington.

1506 days ago
15.

Halloween Jack    

This is old news; here's a Washington Post article on them that exposes them as the spoiled deadbeats that they are.

1506 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web