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"Housewife" Taylor Armstrong

PHYSICAL SIGNS OF

SPOUSAL ABUSE

7/28/2011 4:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has learned the stars of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" were well aware of Taylor Armstrong's claims of spousal abuse ....long before her allegations went public.

Sources connected with the show tell us ... Taylor had showed her castmates bruising and other injuries, claiming her husband Russell was responsible.

According to sources connected with production, Taylor -- who filed for divorce from her husband Russell earlier this month -- was adamant about hiding what she has called a physically and emotionally abusive marriage.

And, sources say, Russell even got "aggressive" with Taylor at an event, and execs from Bravo witnessed it.

Taylor told People.com, her arguments with her husband often got physical -- with Russell grabbing her, shoving her, and pulling her hair.

Russell has denied the hair-pulling, but admits to pushing her -- blaming "Housewives" for pushing the couple to their "limit."


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Virtual Insanity    

There's no real surprise here. She spent the entire season crying and hinting at marital discord. The only surprise is that Bravo didn't try to exploit the situation like they did Kim's alcohol issues.

1185 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

Nothing wrong with having to take control of a situation!

1185 days ago
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Kelsey    

lol the dude has too many teeth.

1185 days ago
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Areader    

Memo to Russell: Never hit a woman...Ever!

1185 days ago
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Stew    

they both have nice choppers.

1185 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

Why did Russell blame others, other than himself? He only has himself to blame for putting his hands on his wife. "Housewives" is not to blame for this dbag putting his hands on his wife, what an ahole, that's what all women beaters say..excuses, excuses, always blame someone else other than yourself!

1185 days ago
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shelley    

typical abuser trying to place blame on someone else. The only person pushed to their limit was you, loser dude. You have no right push her. And the fact that you admit that likely means you did a heck of a lot worse behind closed doors!!

1185 days ago
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ladyofargonne    

Allegations my rear end. A guy smacks you - LEAVE. Staying is only because she's getting famous for being abused. I never heard of her before this. Next week TMZ will be posting photos of her with two blacks eyes. That should be worth a reality series of her own.

1185 days ago
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Pompano Ann    

She hung in there for a while $$; please ladies learn-- the first sight of control, any abuse, the little voice inside of you screaming this is wrong; get the he-- out! Like a demon yelling in a possessed home G E T O U T!!!

1185 days ago
10.

Stan    

Wasn't her charity Domestic Violence? Poor thing. I only saw one episode and the REUNION and I felt bad for her because she was attacked on her looks.

1185 days ago
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Manuula    

what beauty scale is Taylor working off of ? she looks like the puppet Madame.

1185 days ago
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LKW01915    

Yes, her charity WAS domestic abuse and in one episode, she gave a speech and told about the abuse she endured as a child and that a__hole husband stood there and listened!?# And shame on Bravo for doing nothing.

1185 days ago
13.

Fbak    

Two Sides to every story.

And I'd totally put her down too if she were my wife and had so much plastic surgery it looked like her mouth is about to swallow her whole face!

1185 days ago
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SunsetStripCeleb    

You never ever hit shove or pull a woman's hair! WTF! This is wrong no matter what. And the EXCUSES! WT****AIN Taylor is FAR better off without the "abuser" in her household. She hinted of signs of this all last season. May she be free. This relationship was Toxic. I for one would like to hear a public apology from Russell.

1185 days ago
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musicthatswhatsup    

I don't agree with physical abuse in any form. However, Armstrong is the worst cast member on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She is a backstabber and a two-faced evil witch. There is more to this story (search deeper TMZ). Armstrong is no angel!

1184 days ago
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