Michaele Salahi Has a History of Being ‘Assaulted’
For a woman who made her name on invading other people’s space, Michaele Salahi certainly seems eager for others to keep their distance from her.
Yesterday the former White House party crasher and current Real Housewives of D.C. star made waves by claiming that The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg assaulted her, after Goldberg briefly touched her during her appearance on the show. And now a Virginia attorney tells Radar Online that she, too, was accused by Salahi of assaulting her—after touching Salahi on the arm.
According to lawyer Cynthia Revesman, the whole thing went down during a January 2009 trial in which Revesman was representing a client who was suing Salahi for an unpaid bill. After Revesman turned and “finger-touched [Salahi's] arm,” the reality-star-to-be went ballistic:
“Michaele then begin screaming, ‘Stop hitting me’ and she turned the to bailiffs and she said ‘Make sure she doesn’t hit me again.’ My client was standing right next to me and I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ and she responded, ‘You just hit me.’ I said, ‘No I didn’t, I don’t understand what’s going on here.’ The bailiffs were all looking at me throwing their hands up in the air.”
Salahi went so far as to file a criminal complaint against Revesman, though the case was thrown out of court on April 15, 2009. According to Revesman, hearing news of Salahi’s encounter with Goldberg brought back memories of the incident:
“When I saw this (on The View) I thought, this is the same thing, where not even a touching becomes a hit.”
Revesman theorizes that Salahi had a clear ulterior motive in claiming that she’d been assaulted in court:
“What they do is they take the assault charge and go after the opposing counsel in the other side; they want you to barter their criminal process with a civil process going on. That is their whole m.o (modus operandi).”
What might Salahi have been bartering for in her exchange with Goldberg, besides a few extra headlines? Share your theories in the comments section, after watching video of the encounter below.
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