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"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

Taylor Armstrong Beaten

Camille Grammer Threatened

8/19/2011 10:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Taylor Armstrong
secretly revealed to cast members she was beaten so badly by Russell Armstrong she had to undergo surgery -- and when he found out she spilled the beans, he sent Camille Grammer a chilling, threatening email ... this according to multiple sources connected with the show.

We're told ... in late June, as "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was shooting season 2 ... Taylor was severely beaten.  Sources say Russell hit her in the face so hard he cracked bones in her cheeks.  Sources say there are pictures of the injuries and they are "horrific."

Taylor -- who was hospitalized as a result of the beating -- tried to keep it a secret, but she had a big problem ... she couldn't show her face for weeks, and she feared she'd be fired for appearing to be uncooperative and flaky.

Sources say Taylor confided in Camille Grammer and Kyle Richards ... both of whom urged Taylor to tell Bravo what really happened. 

We're told Taylor went home and told Russell about her conversation with the two women and the outrage they had shown when they heard what happened.  Russell reacted by sending Camille a "very threatening" email.  One source who read it said, "It was the rantings of a lunatic."

As for Taylor, her injuries were so bad ... shooting was delayed for several weeks.

Russell Armstrong Death

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nanunanu    

So THAT'S what happened to her face.

1159 days ago
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SJ24    

She deserved it. I have no sympathy for women who marry violent men and allow themselves to be beaten. She enjoyed every second of it and the wet spot produced between her legs.

1159 days ago
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notalawyer    

I have seen lizards that are more attractive than those two.

1159 days ago
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Snidly    

Trying to get the sympathy vote because we all know she is vapid,a tramp,and a goldigger.She is tryng to deflect attention to that fact that she is responsible for her ex's death.She is doing it the best way she know's how,the guy is dead and can't defend the accusations,typical.

1159 days ago
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Kat    

The man is dead and can not contradict any of the BS proclaimed by these people that still want high ratings for the trashy show.

1159 days ago
6.

stop    

No one deserves to be beaten. BUT the man just died and he does have to sons that are able to understand what is being written and said about their father. His mother and father don't have to hear this either!(at least right now) The media can find other things to write and talk about. Because you know come monday it will be all Kim! So let everyone rip on the fake marriage!

1159 days ago
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Denise    

NO ONE DESERVES TO BE HIT OR ABUSED!! She is in a pattern and doesn't know how to break it. She is a rep for an abuse shelter, she needs to get help from them. It's a shame that his kids won't have a dad for the rest of their lives but to place the blame on her like I am seeing on so many website comments is awful - they both made their beds. I hope that she can move on and find a good man and yes, get her lips fixed!

1159 days ago
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Howard in Miami    

Lies... she killed him financially and emotionally...

1159 days ago
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dj61    

I think this is bull****. If he beat her that bad, why wasn't he arrested? By law, the doctors would have to get the police involved. Bravo needs to stop with the nasty, inflammatory press about this dead guy. Sickening.

1159 days ago
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Jean    

And why would this man, who can now not defend himself, only send a 'threatening' email to Camille, and not to both other women? These skanks need some mental health treatment. Quickly.

1159 days ago
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Sloane    

no matter if she spent too much of his money too fast
or if the marriage just broke down after time
he had NO RIGHT to lay a hand on her
I'd be filing for divorce too

1159 days ago
12.

magmax    

Everybody who appeared on or watched this show deserves a beating, and just out of decency, Bravo should be nuked.

1159 days ago
13.

Dan    

The gold digging skank HO is out for the sympathy vote. She's just trying to set herself up in the future for book deals, talk show gigs, anything that will pay her money so she can continue on with her fake BH lifestyle.
Its funny how these idiots on a 'reality' show are actually the ones most living in non-reality.

1159 days ago
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Sloane    

and
I think this kind of thing goes on more than we realize in the circles of the rich and famous
.
only thing is that they tend to hide
they don't want it to become public in case it will negatively impact their fortune or their social standing
more to lose than the average Joe
and it's all about image and keeping up in their world
.
so I'm not surprised that she didn't report it because of that
we'd probably all be shocked at the shame and secrets being kept behind the gates in these "gated communities"

1159 days ago
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janet    

If this was true the hospital must by law report it. Dr.s are not going to risk their lincence for this. That didn't happen. Maybe she just had bad plastic surgery. Where is Grammars e-mail proof?

1159 days ago
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