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White House party crasher sues wife for $50M

Michaele and Tareq Salahi appear in an undated photo from their official Facebook page. (Facebook.com/MichaeleandTareqSalahi)

February 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The man who first gained notoriety by crashing a formal White House dinner is suing his estranged wife who crashed the party with him.

Tareq Salahi wants $50 million from Michaele Salahi for actions that have ruined him "physically, emotionally and financially."

Last September, Michaele Salahi ran away with the guitarist from the rock band Journey.

According to the Northern Virginia Daily, Tareq Salahi claims the affair was part of a calculated attempt to make money for his wife and the band at his expense.

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

Attorneys for both of the Salahis would not comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.