'Real Housewives' Star Kicked Off Celeb Rehab for Having No Addiction
Michaele Salahi is sent home after failing to meet "criteria" to be treated on Dr. Drew's VH1 show.
The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi - perhaps best known for crashing the White House in 2009 - has left VH1's Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew because she does not suffer from a specific addiction, the network said Tuesday.
“The treatment program that Celebrity Rehab documents is intended for individuals with serious substance abuse and addiction issues," read the statement. "Prior to the taping of the current season, producers were advised that Michaele Salahi met the criteria to be treated in this setting. However, professional assessments spanning from that time to the present found that she did not meet such criteria. As a result, she is no longer participating in the program.”
Meanwhile, Salahi's husband Tareq and his lawyers claim she "was fired" from the show "due to her health condition which is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act," reports TMZ.
Salahi has said she suffers from multiple sclerosis.
Still participating in season 5 of Celebrity Rehab: Bai Ling, Amy Fisher, Sean Young, Michael Lohan, Jeremy Jackson and Steven Adler.