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White House party crasher sues wife for $50M

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FRONT ROYAL, VA. (AP) - White House party crasher Tareq Salahi is suing his wife, claiming she had an affair with a Journey guitarist as part of a calculated attempt to make money for herself and the band at his expense.

The $50 million lawsuit was filed Monday in Virginia. Tareq Salahi (TAH'-rehk sah-LAH'-hee) says Michaele Salahi's (mih-KEL' sah-LAH'-heez) actions have ruined him "physically, emotionally and financially."

The Northern Virginia Daily ( http://bit.ly/y8WRHZ) reports that Tareq Salahi accuses his wife of running away with the guitarist in September and "campaigning to show him as a buffoon with respect to that affair and humiliating him."

The Salahis married in 2003, but are now going through a divorce.

Attorneys for both of the Salahis would not comment.

The couple gained notoriety in 2009 when they crashed a White House state dinner.

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