‘Flip or Flop’ Star Tarek El Moussa’s Horrifying Threat Against Wife Revealed — Report
UPDATE (1/25/2017 at 11:00 a.m. ET):
However, they’ve since changed their tune, as the magazine just released another report from a source on the Flip or Flop set, and, if it’s true, it’s pretty frightening.
According to the HGTV show insider, Tarek threatened to rape the mother of his two children more than once.
“Shut up, woman, or I’ll rape you,” the source recalls him saying, though they clarify it was apparently meant as a joke.
“Tarek thinks it’s funny,” the onlooker says, though the rest of the crew were far from amused.
It apparently even got to the point where “the crew was asked to be efficient with takes so that there was no downtime for Tarek and Christina on set.”
“When there’s downtime, bad things happen,” the insider explains.
These supposed outbursts are said to be “a huge factor in their marriage falling apart.”
“Christina hit a breaking point and couldn’t stand to be around him anymore,” the source reasons. “She fell out of love.”
UPDATE (1/19/2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET):
Tarek El Moussa has called the claims of his alleged abusive behavior "lies" and "fake news," but wife Christina is not denying them.
In Touch, who initially released the report, say they spoke with the mother of two's representative, who opted to not refute the ugly allegations against her soon-to-be ex-husband.
The mag asked the rep about a source's assertions Tarek would call Christina a "whore" and grab her breasts and buttocks in front of the Flip or Flop crew.
Her people declined to respond, and stated they would "not be providing any comments” about his actions.
Interesting. Stay tuned, as this story is still developing.
UPDATE (1/19/2017 at 12:30 p.m. ET):
After the In Touch report hit the web yesterday, alleging Tarek El Moussa verbally assaulted his soon-to-be ex-wife, the HGTV star has broken his silence.
The father of two turned to social media to dispel claims he made derogatory statements to Christina El Moussa during Flip or Flop's filming.
On both Instagram and Twitter, he posted the following quote:
"No matter the lies, innuendo, salacious gossip and 'fake news' that is thrown at me from irresponsible media outlets via anonymous sources, I will keep my focus on what matters most, which is co-parenting our children and working hard on our business."
At the moment, Christina has yet to respond to the report. This story is developing.
Original story (1/18/2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET):
So far, Tarek and Christina El Moussa have been careful not to place blame in their divorce when speaking to the press.
However, if new sources from the Flip or Flop set are to be believed, it was Tarek who was to blame for the HGTV couple’s split — more specifically, his alleged hellish treatment of his wife!
According to an In Touch insider, those working on the series were well aware of the serious issues between the couple, long before they announced their separation.
In fact, with the way the father of two was reportedly speaking to his wife in front of the crew, we’re surprised she didn’t file for divorce sooner!
“Tarek found humor in insulting his wife in repeated verbal attacks,” a source tells the mag. “Some of his bad behavior was even caught on camera [in footage that never aired].”
Though the insider doesn’t list all of the vulgar and inappropriate terms he’d allegedly use against the mother of his children, they do maintain he called her a “whore” and repeatedly “treated her like garbage.”
Understandably, this is said to have taken its toll on Christina, who supposedly would run off to her car and break down after his verbal attacks.
The source claims, “When she said the wrong thing and they had to do a retake, he got pissed. He often made her cry.”
Sadly, that’s not even close to the worst of it.
The mag won’t print the most terrible thing he allegedly said to his wife, as they are “so offensive.”
What they will say is that a source says he heard him threaten to perform a “heinous violent act” against the 33-year-old.
“He said things like that all the time and then laughed about it,” the insider adds.
If this is all true, however, neither party has addressed it — though Christina did make one statement on the rumors.
“We will not be providing any comments,” her rep states in reference to Tarek’s reported behavior.
Speaking of representatives, another report from In Touch reveals the couple no longer are sharing the same publicists.
After they officially decided to divorce — with Tarek asking for spousal support — he retained publicist Howard Bragman, while she hired Cassie Zebisch.
Something tells us this fight is only going to get uglier…
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