Tareq Salahi: Journey Is Pranking Me

3am phone calls could only be from one source
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2011 3:31 PM CDT
Tareq Salahi: Journey Is Pranking Me
Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi in happier times, when she wasn't cheating with an aging rocker, June 12, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In the ongoing trials and tribulations of Tareq Salahi, add insult to insult: Not only did his wife ditch him for a has-been guitarist from Journey, but now Salahi's complaining that the band is messing with him. Seems old Tareq was the victim of a quartet of 3am phonecalls this morning—coincidentally from the very same Oregon area code from which Michaele Salahi phoned him back in the good old days when he thought she was just abducted, reports TMZ. The caller hung up when Salahi answered, and when he dialed the number back, Salahi says he heard a party in the background. Clearly the work of Journey.

Salahi's not the only one with his nose out of joint, notes TMZ (which appears to be treating the tragic breakup something like that royal wedding thing): Neal Schon's wife of two entire months is also understandably upset. "This is very painful for me. I'm very hurt," says 1986 Playboy Playmate Ava Fabian. But if Schon comes crawling back? "No." Tareq Salahi is also burning bridges: He filed for divorce Friday. The Salahis' assets from their defunct winery were also set for the auction block today. All in all, a week for the ages. (More Neal Schon stories.)

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