February 15, 2012 04:01 PM by Shayla Perry
After several threats of legal action, Tareq Salahi is finally putting
his Neal Schon‘s money where his mouth is, filing a lawsuit in the state of Virginia, demanding that the Journey rocker pay him a whopping $50 million to compensate for the emotional distress he suffered when Schon ran away with his wife, Bravo‘s Real Housewives of DC star Michaele Salahi. But that’s not all! Tareq also wants an additional $450,000 in punitive damages. Get all the details on Tareq Salahi’s lawsuit after the jump.
You can take his wife, but it’s gonna cost ya!
When Michaele Salahi left husband Tareq for Journey rocker Neal Schon, it apparently did more than hurt Tareq’s heart — it also hurt his wallet.
Salahi claims that before Michaele ran away with Neal, the two had several deals in the works, including a $150k offer to participate in the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars in 2011, all of which fell through.
According to TMZ, Tareq Salahi is requesting $50 million for emotional distress, conspiracy to defame, interfering with a contract and defamation, plus, an additional $450k in punitive damages to make up for the loss of business — and that photo of Neal’s “schlong,” that Salahi says was “a metaphorical slap in the face.”
Tareq also claims that Schon used the situation to get publicity and boost ticket sales for the band’s tour.
Is Tareq Salahi’s pain and suffering worth $50 million, or is the former reality star asking for a little too much? Sound off in the Comments section below.
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