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'Project Runway's' Tim Gunn questions 'Housewives' Michaele Salahi's MS admission

September 16, 2010 | 12:49 pm

Tim-gunn Tim Gunn has a few opinions about Michaele Salahi and her multiple sclerosis news — and he doesn't care if she and her husband, Tareq, hear them.

“I would never wish MS upon anyone. And if in fact Michaele has MS, I feel very bad for her. I have a very dear friend who has MS,” Gunn said Thursday morning on "Access Hollywood Live."

"I find it curious that the story is coming out now, though. I would want a doctor’s note," he said.

The "Project Runway" guru was on "AHL" out of Los Angeles to promote his new book, but he wasn't alone — the Salahis were on the other end of the live satellite feed for the show in New York.

"I don’t mind if the Salahis hear this. I believe that they are sociopaths," Gunn told hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. "They believe their own lies."

"The Real Housewives of D.C." cast member reacted to the accusations: "It makes me sad," she told "AHL," going on to say that she'd met Gunn at a youth AIDS fundraiser and had a great time, though "he probably doesn’t remember that."

Indeed, Gunn, who was off the air but still on set in L.A. when Michaele responded, had ...

... a different take.

"Tim is in the control room and telling us he’s never met you," host Bush told the Salahis.


— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Tim Gunn at his book launch during the Kate Spade New York celebration for Fashion's Night Out in New York on Sept. 10. Credit: Cory Schwartz / Getty Images for Kate Spade New York.

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