So says her husband - but we don't know what to believe!
According to Tareq Salahi, who famously crashed the White House with his wife Michaele Salahi, the Real Housewives of D.C. star has been kidnapped from their Virginia neighborhood and Tareq is desperate to find her.
According to Tareq, Michaele was last seen at their home early yesterday morning. The two crossed paths as he was headed to their winery and she left for a hair appointment. However, she never made it to the salon and she has been missing ever since. The last Tareq heard from her was late last night, when she mysteriously called from an Oregon number to tell him she would be staying at her mother's place just a few minutes away. Suspicious, Tareq quickly phoned Michaele's mom to confirm she was there … but she wasn't! Michaele's mother hadn't heard from her daughter all day and had no plans to have her over. That's when Tareq called the police.
And now this is where the story gets weird. According to the police, Michaele actually called the station to tell them that she was dealing with some "family issues" and that she would be gone for awhile. Warren County Sheriff's Dept. thus feels that Michaele must not be in real danger and according to Tareq, isn't doing anything to find her. Meanwhile, Tareq is sure that Michaele is being forced to make these calls against her will by her abductor and is extremely concerned for her safety. He's in the process of contacting other factions of the local law enforcement, hoping to find anyone who will help him. He also released this public statement, asking the public for help in finding his wife:
"We are reaching to the public pleaing [sic] desperately for your help. 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. "
Wow. This is … frightening.
Frightening because there is a very good chance that something really awful has happened to this woman. Also, frightening because this might be one of those elaborate publicity stunts that celebrities pull to garner a little sympathy, attention and press. (Right Heidi Montag?) We're not saying that's what Michaele and Tareq are doing … but wouldn't it be better than the alternative?!
Where in the world is Michaele Salahi???
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