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Michaele Salahi

I Take The 5th on Adultery

1/15/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tareq & Michaele Salahi
Michaele Salahi will neither confirm nor deny she banged Journey guitarist Neal Schon behind her husband's back ... this according to new legal docs.

Turns out, adultery is a CRIME in Virginia ... and if Michaele admits that she slept around with Schon while she was married to Tareq Salahi, she could be punished by the law.

So, instead of responding to the adultery accusations Tareq included in his divorce filing --  Michaele has now filed documents in which she "asserts her privilege pursuant to the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution not to respond."

Additionally, admitting to adultery could put Michaele at a serious disadvantage in her divorce proceedings -- because as we first reported, the couple's pre-nup stipulates ... if Michaele commits adultery, she gets zilch for spousal support.

Sources close to Michaele tell TMZ, she's not concerned -- because Michaele was already separated from Tareq when she started dating Neal. The couple celebrated their four-month anniversary on Friday.

For the record -- the crime of adultery in Virginia is considered a misdemeanor, punishable by a $250 fine.

If you're unfamiliar with the 5th Amendment .... here's a lesson from Dave Chappelle:



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1.

Jay W.     

Girl looks good. Wouldn't be surprised if she's banging all kinds of guys.

928 days ago
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PokerStar    

Fif . . . enough said.

928 days ago
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samuel bronkowitz    

She's a whore and should be sentenced to life in prison for knowingly spreading STDs to unsuspecting losers.

928 days ago
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victory    

Does Tarez have any assets to speak of? Depending on how serious Michaela and Neal's relationship is, I'd get this marriage over but quick. Walk away Michaela with what's in your closet of any sentimental value and opt for nothing. I doubt you'll need Tarez's meager spousal support.

928 days ago
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Superman    

The nerve that she wants spousal support after running off with another man (i.e. ADULTERY). Case in point to why spousal support is BS! And adultery should be a crime with a severe punishment. We need to start purging the evil from our midst.

928 days ago
6.

magmax    

If adultery is a crime, I suspect a little rudimentary investigation would get her 50 years in the electric chair. Fried tuna anyone?

928 days ago
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pancake    

its the law i think they should wip her

928 days ago
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jennifer    

Please stop giving her attention TMZ. She's down there at the level of Heidi and Spencer or Dustin Diamond.

928 days ago
9.

Truth    

Hahahahahahaha, this case is as stupid as the Dave Chapelle clip... though not even an iota as funny. Chapelle rocks!! These 2 idiots have rocks for brains. #TRUTH!!

928 days ago
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antijemima    

TMZ going to make me late for work with all these Dave Chapelle clips.

928 days ago
11.

UPYOURS    

LOL, of course she is pleading the 5th. All that lovely money is in the toilet now. Knew Schon couldn't afford her. Just wait, next up, he dumps her when she loses out on her pre-nup money, which is non-existent. Now, TMZ, could you please stop with the stories about these non-entities? Haven't scrolled down the page, but fully expect a K clan story.

928 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Running away doesn't make you separated. You have to file for that. I'm sure all the whoring you faithfully put out on display though TMZ, will now be used against you in court.

Anyway, good luck with that, Spiedi 2.0

928 days ago
13.

Make it stop    

If she couldn't tell the truth to congress about crashing the White House Party what the hell makes you people think she would tell the truth during a divorce filing? These people are disgusting!

928 days ago
14.

SLH    

that "comedian" was about as funny as a dead puppy

928 days ago
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Tammy    

"She asserts her privilege pursuant to the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution not to respond. Why not respond if you didn't do anything wrong, this is the same as admitting she did. She needs to tell him she wants out of this marriage and move on, doesn't Neil have enough money to support them both or has it spent it all on bad plastic surgery.

928 days ago
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