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Tareq Salahi throws wine at "Housewives" star Lynda Erkiletian in Beverly Hills outburst

Let's run a photo of Lynda this time, shall we? (Adam Olszweski/Bravo)

Publicity stunt? Or sincerely bad behavior? A week before their show is to debut, Tareq Salahi threw a glass of red wine into the face of Lynda Erkiletian, one of his "Real Housewives of D.C." co-stars, then stormed from the table . . . in a Beverly Hills hotel restaurant filled with journalists there for the Television Critics Association tour. And no, this was not made-for-TV -- no cameras were around. Bravo declined to comment on the outburst (first reported at since it happened off-screen. Erkiletian, a model-agency owner, told us it happened when Salahi became "verbally abusive" to some Bravo execs at a at dinner, and she tried to calm him but he tossed his drink at her. "Aside from ruining the day, he also ruined my beautiful Zac Posen couture suit!" A Salahi rep did not dispute witness accounts of the thrown drink; he claimed Tareq "was protecting his wife" from an "abusive" verbal attack by Erkiletian.

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By The Reliable Source  |  August 2, 2010; 1:01 AM ET
Categories:  Real Housewives of D.C. , White House crashers  
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Salamis, classless baby killers.

Posted by: bromo999 | August 1, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Let the games begin...

Posted by: ehsmith1 | August 2, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Publicity stunt.

Just like every other minute of the Salahi day.

Posted by: postfan1 | August 3, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse


Your comment is well-reasoned.

Except for one important fact-- gee, there were no cameras around to capture the incident.

If it was Tareq's attempt at a publicity stunt, I tend to think he would have made sure someone would have captured it on film.

Keep in mind, that couple seem to be nothing less than hackadoodle nut cases, nearly pathological in their own delusional ideal of self-entitlement.

That's just my opinion.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | August 3, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Ugh. When will these people go away? Everyone needs to stop talking about them, because that is what they're looking for. Send them back to anonymity, where they belong.

Posted by: trezmartin | August 6, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

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