The latest crazy to be picked off the streets and thrown into the Real Housewives franchise, Real Housewives of Washington DC star and notorious White House crasher Michaele Salahi, was allegedly up to her skinny ass in a legal battle against her mother-in-law over lost wages from their family's 'winery!'
The reality star reportedly filed a complaint with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry two years ago when she had yet to see any income for her time spent working at the Oasis Vineyard, which has been featured on the series - although we're not sure there was any actual wine there. She asked for $14,880 plus interest.
Her equally-if-not-more-insane husband Tareq's mother, Corinne, however, claims that Michaele "added no value to Oasis Vineyard, Inc. and, even if she did, the claim for wages we reviewed is grossly inflated."
She also asserts that the wack-a-doodle was never employed by her, and a court-appointed receiver "did not authorize the hiring of Ms. Salahi and has previously rejected her claim. At the time, Ms. Salahi was working for a competing organization owned by her husband, Tareq Salahi, Oasis Enterprises, Inc, and/or for her own wine distributorship, Virginia Wine Country Distributors, Inc."
Michaele responded with the following letter:
"I am sorry that they are not being honest with you that I worked EXCLUSIVELY for OASIS and there WAS NO TIME FOR ANYTHING ELSE…I have added Great Value to that company and to the expense of my own well being. My day's [sic] there from July - to January were LONG - just restoring the place from all the damage Corinne Salahi had done."
Michaele claims that although it was ruled in her favor, she STILL never received the money, but eventually gave up.
"I told the Labor board she wasn't worth it to me, so I said I am not playing her game and walked away. She wanted me to fight and took me through the embarrassment of giving me a check and taking it away. It was a game that not only she did to me but many others. I decided the way to win is walk away!"
Well, we suppose that could have happened.
Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that Oasis Vineyard filed for bankruptcy in April of 2009?
LOLs! We doubt we'll ever get a straight answer out of these nutsos, so the world will never know!
Whatevs - we kind of get a kick out of their awful ridiculousness on the show!
Not to mention that they're mild grasp on reality is a lot more tolerable and a lot less malicious than Prostitution Whore, so we'll take them!
Thoughts?? What do U think went down??
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