Notorious bad girl Natasha Justina “Tina” Pray spoke with Diane Dimond from The Daily Beast about her relationship with White House crasher Tareq Salahi.
Not sure why Tina, with her own troubles, would want to get involved with this train wreck of a man; however, in an interview with The Beast, the twice divorced mother-of-two said she met Tareq in White Plains, New York, at a thank you dinner given by state Senator Greg Ball.
Tina said she was a “volunteer for the campaign so I was invited…and Tareq was there too…..after we began to talk he stayed by my side the entire evening.”
She claims that Tareq invited her to his hotel room for a nightcap and according to The Beast, “the relationship quickly turned intimate.”
The article says that Tareq left the following morning and returned to his home in Virginia with plans to fly to California for business. When his California plans fell through, Tareq came to Greenwich to see her.
Tina, who says she is shooting a reality show for Bravo said “In hindsight, maybe it wasn’t me he was so eager to see but rather to be present in my home when Bravo shot.” She said she had told him that Bravo was coming to her house to shoot a reality show.
Why would Tina go to the media to discuss Tareq knowing there are many skeletons living in her own closet?
Back in November 2009 Tina was charged in an art insurance fraud scheme after she allegedly tried to trick her stepfather, Richard Ford, into cooperating with a plan to collect nearly $60,000 from an insurance company.
It was later revealed that Tina had sold the Victor de Grailly painting at auction in 2007, and then later tried to convince Ford that the painting had been stolen from his home, where it had been on display.
Tina escaped prosecution after all of a sudden she remembered giving the proceeds from the missing artwork, which she was convinced was stolen, but later admitted to selling it at auction after the auction house provided the authorities with paperwork that had her signature, to a charity.
Then there was that other scandal with the Brunswick boy……