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Tareq Salahi to Police:


9/14/2011 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"Real Housewives of D.C." star Tareq Salahi believes his wife Michaele Salahi was abducted in Virginia yesterday ... but he's afraid the cops aren't taking the situation seriously ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ just spoke with Tareq ... who tells us he last saw Michaele at their home around 11 AM ET yesterday ... right before he left to go to their winery.  Tareq says Michaele told him she was going to get her hair done -- but she never went to the appointment ... and she's been missing ever since.

Tareq claims he got a phone call from Michaele late last night ... from an unfamiliar Oregon cell phone number ... and she told him she was going to her mother's house, located minutes away from the Salahi home. 

Tareq says he was suspicious -- so he called Michaele's mother ... who told him she hadn't spoken with Michaele and was unaware of her plans.  That's when Tareq -- fearing Michaele had been abducted -- called the Warren County Sheriff's Dept. for help.

But Tareq claims deputies told him she had already called them -- informing them she was OK and just dealing with some "family issues."

Tareq tells TMZ ... he believes Michaele had been FORCED to make the phone calls by her abductor ... and believes she is in very real danger ... especially because the Salahis have received death threats in the past.

Tareq says he's considering going to other law enforcement for help because he feels the Warren County Sheriffs are not taking proper action. A rep for the WCSD tells TMZ cops are not releasing any info about the situation at this time.

Tareq has issued a statement saying, "We are reaching to the public pleaing [sic] desperately for your help."

He continues, "It is our belief as of last night, that Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities she is okay."

"We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her, and if found please contact the authorities and please approach her and contact the authorities to intervene and that she may be forced to say she is okay, when in fact she is not and being held under possible abduction.

The Salahi family can be reached at 540-635-9933."


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if this isnt a stunt by them all i can say is wow.

1132 days ago

She's baaaack    

Oh please let it be true. Let her be gone forever.

1132 days ago

Annoyed in MD    

This is such a publicity stunt - it isn't funny!. Man I feel sorry for law enforecment people who have to deal with real issues and real crimes to solve. They probably ignored it because they figured they didn't want to be part of anothr stunt.

1132 days ago


oh for goodness sake! Are they jealous of all the attention Russel Armstrong's suicide garnered? No wonder the cops don't take it seriously.

1132 days ago

Cravin Morehead    

Someone pleaee kidnap both these nitwits and drop them off in Tiajuana with DEA jackets on!

1132 days ago

Rogue Warrior    

Things that make you go, WOW! In today's world, I could see this happening, however I could also see it as a way to keep themselves in the "limelight". I'll let everyone know if she shows up under my desk this afternoon.....

1132 days ago


Sounds like another publicity stunt to me!!

1132 days ago


These two are like a middle aged version of Spencer and Heidi.

1132 days ago


If determined to be a hoax (or an engineered "misunderstanding") can they be prosecuted and held financially responsible for wrongfully utilizing law enforcement resources?

1132 days ago


This fame-hungry woman will do ANYTHING to get in the media! Too bad TMZ is wasting space on these two!

1132 days ago

John the Lawyer    

Yea, publicity stunt. But if it isn't let's buy that guy a beer! And make Gloria next. Or Nancy Grace. Or any cast of a Real Housebitches show. Hope and change!

1132 days ago


He must be in with some bad characters if he see's otherwise. Hello police,this is a cry for help. Not for his wife but for him!
He just busted his own ass lol!

1132 days ago


Oh no,this can't be true!!!

Whos is this and why should I care!??

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1132 days ago

John the Lawyer    

Maybe it's a plot centered around a disgraced White House scheduler and gate guard for that new show, Revenge, a TMZ sponsor, don't ya know. Sorry, had an Ed Grimley moment.

1132 days ago
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