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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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106.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

He's got her buried in a hole somewhere.....

1101 days ago
107.

simme    

y does this seem like another episode of "balloon boy"?? O_o

1101 days ago
108.

char    

maybe tmz paid tareq and michela to make up this story so they would have something sensational to print. ha!

1101 days ago
109.

Tammy    

As much I dislike these famewhores, I do not wish ill against them. Hence, I hope this is a publicity stunt and this woman was not actually kidnapped.

1101 days ago
110.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Oh, COME ON, Speidi 2.0. Stop it before you get your asses thrown in jail.

1101 days ago
111.

MARGETALICA    

where is bug eye bride - and a blue van when you need them...another faux abduction.

1101 days ago
112.

FroRoGirl    

Well, having met these attention-grabbers, I would bet that it is a stunt. I live in Warren County and know the sheriff (who is great at his job)and I know that if this were something credible, the WCSD would be investigating it)...I graduated with the Salahis' lawyer (one of many) and he brought them to our high-school reunion and they just sucked up all of the attention in the room. They are not selective about where the get the attention, they just want it all...I guess they haven't had any attention in a while, so it's time to stir up something!

1101 days ago
113.

maria    

To :DisgustedinDC: I am not saying she is a victim he is a assh!@#$%^ yes I am not talking about her been a victim! I dislike her but I dislike him more ,they belong to each other they are pair of loosers ,but that he manipulate her ? yes!

1101 days ago
114.

3Storms    

Something about this stinks of being a staged publicity stunt.


If not then I hope she's safe

1101 days ago
115.

ro    

She left him. I don't blame her. He controls her and gets her involved in all his silly exploits. She's finally wised up! Well let's hope so. He's a very odd man.

1101 days ago
116.

kp    

Would these two just go away

1101 days ago
117.

shelly    

well, they got the publicity they so desperately wanted and apparently need

1101 days ago
118.

WhoCares    

Finally some good news!!!!!

1101 days ago
119.

buxxy    

Seriously...who cares.

1101 days ago
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1101 days ago
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