White House state dinner crasher and “Real Housewives of D.C.” star Michaele Salahi’s relationship status with estranged husband Tareq Salahi has changed multiple times over the past few months, but the most recent iteration involves a scary portrayal of Tareq as a violent menace.RELATED: Michaele Salahi: Tareq Was a Violent Rageaholic
According to TMZ, Michaele is seeking to expedite her separation from Tareq because she is fearful for her physical safety.
In court papers obtained by TMZ, Michaele said that the main reason she ran away with Journey guitarist Neal Schon was because she feared for her life.
On Sept. 11, two days before she was reported missing, Michaele returned home late after running errands to find Tareq sitting in the dark waiting to reprimand her, according to the legal documents.
This scared Michaele into finally leaving, she said.
Tareq, however, is claiming that the stories are “absurd” and that Michaele is a “chronic liar.”
The pair have been in a bitter battle of words ever since Michaele ran away with Schon in September.
“We had a beautiful marriage. This was real love,” Tareq said on the “Today” show at the time. “I think everybody, all of our friends, the people who know us, know that we thought it was real love. I’ve been duped. I’ve been lied to. I’ve been cheated on. And our family and our home was destroyed. It was full of love and now it’s an empty home.”