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Tareq Salahi to Police:

MY WIFE'S BEEN KIDNAPPED

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

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"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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241.

Rocketmare    

I think she's drifting over Virginia in a silver balloon. (Check the attic.)

1101 days ago
242.

MARGETALICA    

did tareq screw someone over with one of his MANY shady business deals -or is michaele his latest business deal...hmmmm

1101 days ago
243.

Ralph Hornsby    

I think she is trying to get away from her crazy husband.

1101 days ago
244.

GossipJunkie    

it must be my birthday!

1101 days ago
245.

Chris    

We can only hope that she killed herself.

1101 days ago
246.

Sarcia    

This has better be for real, if not and it turns out to be a hoax, some kind of pathetic publicity stunt to avoid paying some debts they owe to the people who sued them for the winery ad and won or some other claims against them. I hope the law throw the book at them. If this is fake, throw their arse's in jail! Seriously, it's bad enough Tareq and Michaele Salahi tried to say Whoopi hit Michael on The View just to sue, bad enough they crashed the White House. Enough already!


I bet they're trying to collect insurance money (fraud).

1101 days ago
247.

sickofit    

Duh...Police see this for what it is...a publicity stunt to get attention as is the only job she knows. They lost getting the gig in Beverly Hills and are desperate. Why cant TMZ just ignore these fools?

1101 days ago
248.

INEKA    

Maybe she just wanted to get away from him...if this is for publicity Shame on Both of them....

1101 days ago
249.

joesamaggot    

hooray!! Lets hope we find Hoffa first!

1101 days ago
250.

Kim    

Sounds like a publicity stunt. I noticed he didnt bother to mention that she claims to have "multiple schlrosis". First off who would want to kidnap her she is annoying.

1101 days ago
251.

amanda    

well it doesn't matter if its true or not your sh*t is still getting forclosed on Sunday....THE END!

1101 days ago
252.

melon    

I think these people will do anything for publicity.

1101 days ago
253.

LittleBIt    

THANK GOD!!!!! Now if somebody can just come get the husband and get these Dumb Fu**s out of our lives for ever!!! Good riddance.

1101 days ago
254.

rick flicka    

Yea right!!! She's probably been sitting right next to him the whole time. These trolls are the biggest publicity whores who have ever lived. We can only WISH that BOTH of them would disappear...

1101 days ago
255.

Granny    

Please take her, her husband, Kate Gosselin and her 8 kids, and get rid of them all, pleeeze, dont' want to hear about any of them. Who gives a rats ass.

1101 days ago
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