White House Crashers Deny Selling Story

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A publicist for the couple that crashed The Obamas’ first White House state dinner last week denies they are demanding money from television networks to tell their story.

On Sunday, The Associated Press reported that Tareq and Michaele Salahi — a Virginia couple battling to appear on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of DC — had approached major networks asking for payment in exchange for telling their story. In an e-mailed statement Monday, The Salahis’ publicist Mahogany Jones said the allegations are false and demanded that “this adverse, inaccurate information cease immediately.”

Jones writes: “The Salahis are not ‘shopping’ any interviews or demanding money from any media networks to tell their story. We repute these false allegations and demand that this adverse, in accurate information cease immediately. At this time, The Salahis are not making any formal comments and are not making any arrangements to speak with press/media. The Salahis are not appearing on Larry King tonight as they are not talking to any media forms at this time.”