And the craziness continues! We’ve been following the bizarre-o drama of former Real Housewives of D.C. stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi since Tareq first reported his wife missing in September. But as the story began to unravel, things just got weirder and weirder. As it turns out, Michaele wasn’t kidnapped; she ran away — of her accord — with Journey guitarist Neal Schon. False alarm!
Ever since, Neal and Michaele have had an overt affair, much to Tareq’s dismay. Michaele’s estranged husband done pretty much everything to stop it, but now TMZ reports Tareq is taking legal action, suing Schon for a cool $50 million for emotional distress, interfering with a contract, and defamation — an increase from the $17 million Tareq was planning to sue for earlier.
According to Tareq’s suit, Schon financially ruined Salahi. Before the affair, the White House party crashers were offered $150,000 to join the Australian version of Dancing With the Stars in 2011 and had other TV opportunities pending as well. However, all that changed when Michaele bailed with her ex-flame Schon and the TV shows reneged their offers. (Which obviously is all Schon’s fault and has nothing to do with Michaele...)
And the craziness doesn’t end there: Tareq alleges his wife’s lover e-mailed him a lewd photo of his manly parts and called him to say, "I'm f*****g your wife." Not exactly classy — but probably not worth $50 million, either.