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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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136.

AP    

Lets have some respect for the deceased.

1100 days ago
137.

Geo    

Never ever get married in the country if you are a guy....you literally are signing away your rights and money....Then they wonder why people do this stuff....I was right there about 7 years ago all because someone didn't want to be married anymore....so much for "till death do us part".....

1100 days ago
138.

NICOLE    

MOST OF THE COMMENTS MADE IN HERE THEY ARE TOTALLY DISGUSTING. FIRST AT ALL, RUSSEL AMSTRONG FILED FOR BANKRUTCY IN 2005, BEFORE HE MARRIED TAYLOR. IT MEANS HE DIDN'T MANAGE HIS FINANCES QUITE WELL.

THEN, HE SIGNED TO BE IN THE SHOW. NOBODY FORCED HIM TO DO IT. MAYBE HE THOUGHT THE SHOW COULD HELP HIM FINANCIALLY WITH HIS BUSINESS, I BELIEVE HE WAS AN ABUSER. HE HAD PREVIOUS HISTORY WITH HIS EX WIFE AND EX GIRLFRIEND. BLAME TAYLOR OR BRAVO IS SICK. HE WAS EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE AFTER BECAUSE HIS ABUSE WENT PUBLIC AND HE COULDN'T MANAGE AGAIN HIS FINANCES.

1100 days ago
139.

renee    

The comments on this site make me sick. People have been upset that she filed for divorce on the grounds of domestic abuse and then accuse the wife of staying in the marrige because she liked to be abused. He probably wa********* her folks. Why does that make some posters upset with Taylor? Because she had sick spending habits or crazy lips?

1100 days ago
140.

Lisa Rowand    

I want to first say that my thoughts, and prayers are with the entire family. I knew Russell was going to break one day, because he held alot of emotion inside. His balloon kept filling up until it finally blew! I sincerly think a lack of communication, and persons wanting to change played a huge part in this tragedy. I think that some parants today forget that it is not about them! The only way a family will remain strong is by love, and understanding. The kids need to be first priority. Who really cares what jeans someone wears, or what kind of care you drive after you graduate from high school? Really t.v. has become so immature that high behavior is what is displayed. Listen to how you sound! It is rediculous!!!

1100 days ago
141.

go home!    

These pictures will come out and i am looking forward to seeing them so everyone can shut their traps and stop bashing Taylor. Russell was not a victim and probably killed himself because he knew his dirty little secrets about being a wife beater were about to become exposed on television. What a coward. If he did do all of that to Taylor, then he deserved the death he got.

1100 days ago
142.

Tony    

When are people going to start calling these women what they are? "Real celebrity hungry, media crazed, money hungry, mindless, plastic and siliconed whore Housewives of ___________________".

1100 days ago
143.

Marcia Winkler    

What an *******...one less abuser in this world to worry about...

1100 days ago
144.

Diamond    

Okay. So now we have a brutal beating and a threatening e-mail. BOTH tangible proof. NO POLICE REPORT? Still having a hard time buying it, especially since both incedents would have made a ratings bonanza for BRAVO. Looks very suspicious coming from Camille who has tried to submit fake e-mails from Kelsey, too. If all that really happened, Russell would have been in jail. PERIOD!

1100 days ago
145.

Jack    

he probably looked "creepy" because on the inside he was falling apart about the lies they were living. trying to keep up with people who actually have money, and you are bankrupt and people are finding out and your wife continues to add plastic to her body and throw ridiculous parties for a 5 year old... come on of course you might look a little uncomfortable or "creepy" cause your smiles and happiness are not genuine. plus the people you owe money to see what you are spending it on..eeeeeeeeeee.

1100 days ago
146.

chucklehead    

did the beating happen after she spent $18,000. on a birthday party for a 2 year old?

1100 days ago
147.

tp7    

Do not believe a word coming out of her mouth. She is all about the money and that is all. Look at how fake her face and body is. Once he ran into financial difficulties she was done. Taylor is a trouble maker and GOLD DIGGER!!!

1100 days ago
148.

Amazed    

I remember the NYC Housewives show was set to air on Feb. 15, and was postponed a month or two. They pushed out the Miami version, earlier than expected, at the last minute. The reason given was that the NYC ladies didn't have enough drama; it was too boring. I guess they got too much of what they wanted, with this one.

1100 days ago
149.

janet    

These are the 'EX-Wives of Beverly Hills'. I don't condone violence of any kind but where is the proof? This is nothing more then a bad PR spin for Bravo. They haven't even gotten into the second season and it's so bad.

1100 days ago
150.

DaSpence    

Yeah..... uh huh... Sure.
This story doesn't wash Bravo, what a boatload of crap.

1100 days ago
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