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.