Montel To Salahis:
Cease And Desist!

Montel Williams has a bone to pick with Tareq and Michaele Salahi. The party crashing Real Housewives of Washington D.C. couple chose the wrong television host to mess with, and may now be facing legal ramifications!

Montel Williams

The issue at hand between Montel Williams and the Salahi's is an invite sent out for a charitable event happening next month to celebrate the reopening of Tareq and Michaele's Oasis Winery in Virginia. Listed as a celebrity guest is Montel Williams.

Bad? Sure. But even worse in the 55-year-old's eyes is the implication that his MS charity foundation is involved.

See the invite in question below!

A rep for Montel Williams has released the following statement:

"It has come to our attention that a group claiming to be associated with Tareq and Michaele Salahi have announced that Mr. Williams will be attending an event at their Oasis Winery in Virginia and that Montel Williams' MS Foundation is also a supporter - neither is true. The use of Mr. Williams' name without his permission is unacceptable, and Mr. Williams' attorneys intend to pursue all available legal remedies in this matter.

Even worse, it appears that the Salahi's, whose bizzare [sic] behavior has been widely reported, are attempting to piggy-back off of Montel's record of advocacy on behalf of MS sufferers worldwide to advance the apparent re-opening of their failed winery. That is inexcusable exploitation of those afflicted with a terrible disease.

Throughout the day yesterday our office was been contacted by multiple governmental agencies, including law enforcement investigating the group responsible for this event. Aside from pursuing all civil legal remedies available, Montel's office intends to cooperate with regulators and law enforcement investigating this matter."

For their part, the Salahi's plead ignorance, claiming they had no knowledge Montel's name was on the invite.

Does Tareq and Michaele Salahi's use of Montel Williams' name deserve punishment?

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Comments on "Montel Williams: Salahis best not use my name"

LAME August 29, 2011 | 9:46 PM

Rachel aka pile of lying crap.... are you kidding me? Montel needs these two fraudulent human beings to be in the limelight? Considering how pathetic the Salahis are to be in the media so that they can steal more money from people. Wake up. These two clowns are bottom feeders who are far too arrogant. HEY Michaele? Kiss my lying tramp.

Roger August 26, 2011 | 9:07 PM

Salahis are now throwing their friend Howard Cromwell under the bus. I suspect Howard has paperwork and communications that will tie Salahis to this scam.

DCGIRL1971 August 26, 2011 | 8:03 PM

Montel is not looking to be in the mix of the media, you MORON. These ppl used his name without his permission SIMPLE AS THAT. Clearly, you cannot read or spell.

Andrea Bocelli August 26, 2011 | 7:43 PM

Check out Salahis Oasis Wines website where they have claimed for over a year they are negotiating a contract with Andrea Bocelli to do a concert at the defunct/closed winery. Bocelli's legal rep has demanded a retraction which Salahis blatently ignore. Salahis are always claiming support from celebrities who are forced to make legal warnings. Oprah Winfrey's legal reps had to warn Salahis about they false claim Oprah raved about Michaele's voice in order to sell cds of her failed single, Bump It a few months ago. Salahis are already in trouble with their defunct polo charity, Journey For The Cure, under investigation by the State of Virginia. Looks like Salahis continue despite state warnings.

shirley thornton August 26, 2011 | 7:37 PM

i do not blame montel at all i hope he does what ever he can to the salahis these people are scum and iam being nice calling them scumim alady so iwill not repeat what im thinking so good luck montel ilove you i have always been a big fan of yours!!!!!!!

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