Tareq Salahi is living Journey’s anthem: “Don’t Stop Believing”
RumorFix has learned exclusively that the alleged White House party crasher is appealing his $50 million lawsuit against Journey to the Virginia Supreme Court.
Dennis Hupp, Circuit Court Judge for Warren County, Virginia, dismissed with prejudice the lawsuit, which means Salahi can appeal it.
Journey’s attorney Stephen Blanchard tells RumorFix in a statement, “As we have said all along, this case did not have a basis in law or in fact and was not worthy of the Court’s time. Today is more than a win for our clients, it is a victory for common sense.”
The 43-year-old, who is in a bitter divorce from his wife Michaele Salahi, is suing Journey, guitarist Neal Schon and their publicist for allegedly destroying his successful partnership with Michaele.
“We look forward to the chance for our case to be heard by a jury of my peers from within the local community where I grew up and in which Michaele and I lived as husband and wife,” Tareq tells RumorFix in a statement. “Today’s decision to proceed to the Virginia Supreme Court is another step toward justice as a result of Neal Schon’s and Journey’s selfish and outrageous behavior and for their inexcusable acts which caused me extreme emotional distress.”
Tareq’s attorney, Chuck Roberts, tells RumorFix that he’s confident the Virginia Supreme Court will send this to a jury so that they can “decide for themselves if this type of abhorrent behavior is within the generally accepted standards of decency and morality in our community.”