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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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271.

Truth    

Looks like they are trying to raise some cash before their bankruptcy auction takes place on Sunday. Lame...
http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2011/09/bankruptcy-auction-slated-sunday-at-salahis-winery.php

1044 days ago
272.

big e    

hmmm no none really cares that a money grubbing media seeking whore is missing..... hard to believe that. and that nobody is taking it "seriously"...wow, never saw that coming........ only thing that would make this story believable is that The Kardashian Klan "took" her..... as a big joke. and didnt mean any harm by it..... to get more publicity for all of them..... sad human beings, and wastes of all of our time and oxygen.

1044 days ago
273.

Keith    

She's just out bangin' her personal trainer....didn't want hubby to know....see how well that worked for ya.

1044 days ago
274.

steve    

wonder if this has anything to do with the banckruptcy auction of their winery... see that story on the nvdaily.com web site. its the local newspaper where they live in virginia

1044 days ago
275.

USArmy    

They are missing the spotlight. If this is investigated and it is a hoax, they should face prosecution and have to pay all costs of the investigation.

1044 days ago
276.

Karmagal    

SO they make all this crap up and gives TMZ their phone number??? IDIOTS

1044 days ago
277.

Good riddance!    

What an utterly disgusting and worthless set of douches. I almost seriously wish they'd both get kidnapped and never returned. Eff them both!

1044 days ago
278.

laura    

Duh....She ran off with the pool guy.

1044 days ago
279.

KIDNAPPER    

WHAAAAH... my Daddy didn't love me enough !!
Hey why isn't anyone paying attention to me ??
I'll show you... I'm going snorkling

1044 days ago
280.

Britt    

She probably just turned sideways....

1044 days ago
281.

skywriting     

they will do anything to get another minutes in the news.

1044 days ago
282.

RachelM    

Another planned publicity stunt...............If someone kidnapped her they would have sent her right back.

1044 days ago
283.

James Miller    

It's obviously a PR stunt to try and regain some re-exposure. These 2 wanna bees should just both go away...Jim, Columbus, OH

1044 days ago
284.

EvWill    

I am concerned that something did happen to Michaele Salahi and these kidnapping claims are some pre-emptive attempt by Tareq Salahi to pin the blame on mysterious, unknown others. It's just a theory but it's something to consider.

1044 days ago
285.

chino    

The comments posted on this site are the best. I'd rather read them than the stories. Keep me laughing people, i love it!!

1044 days ago
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