TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

Taylor Armstrong Beaten

Camille Grammer Threatened

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

0817-taylor-armstrong-camille-grammer-2ex
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

280 COMMENTS

No Avatar
151.

maria    

I don't believe it! and Camille is a evil animal ,she is bad to the extent! if she was beating by her hubby why she didn't call the police? more attention from her housewives friends is all a lie ! All those women are disgusting! Bravo and the show should be CANCELLED period!

1108 days ago
152.

the judge    

I think he beat her with an ugly stick !! hahahahaha

1108 days ago
153.

mishy    

If this is true, then GOOD RIDDENCE. And I am tired of hearing people say that it was Taylor's fault cause she spent all his money. Grow up people.

1108 days ago
154.

sarah    

Ok. I don't know if he hit her or not,but I'm sure he wasn't gay because I used to date him and so did 2 other GIRLs I know. He was a very nice man. I wish he would have married a sane person. Bravo is just looking for ratings.

1108 days ago
155.

DaSpence    

BRAVO you need to take this trashy repulsive "entertainment" out of public domain.

You blood suckers publicly humiliated and denigrated a human being, a man, until he couldn't bear life anymore.

and what YOU Andy Cohen and Bravo dished out to him in your mission for "ratings," emasculating him;, destroying his sense of self-worth.

He is DEAD and the entire group of degenerates involved with this show may as well have tied the rope around his neck and hoisted him up.

Anything for ratings, huh, BRAVO? Even a person's LIFE?
And now you drag out the nails to hammer down the lid of his coffin. Make sure he is REALLY dead, ok?

1108 days ago
156.

Jodi    

I'm not saying Taylor is lying but if she was beaten THAT severely that she needed surgery WHY DIDN'T SHE CALL THE POLICE.

She tells Camille of all people who is a nutcase herself and other castmates and they tell her to tell Bravo. Why is wrong with these people? This story sounds fishy to me.

1108 days ago
157.

Bijou    

If true, this surgery would not just be called plastic surgery, but reconstructive surgery, and there has to be a police report there, that could verify it if need be. Since doctors are required by law to report abuse. This is turning into a soap opera.

1108 days ago
158.

the judge    

Camille needs a good beat down !! Taylors face is thrashed !! Id hang myself too

1108 days ago
159.

Make it stop    

Somehow I still don't believe her. She is a liar and proved that on the show.

1108 days ago
160.

The Great Bambino    

Many people feel the need to assign blame in a tragic situation like this. This is a major problem in our society - people always look for scapegoats and don't take responsibility for their OWN actions. A 47 year old man with children did NOT take his own life because of "Bravo" - he ended his life by his own choice and it's a despicable, cowardly way to force other people to clean up YOUR mess. It's THE most selfish act imaginable.

1108 days ago
161.

spyke    

This is nothing but B S.

1108 days ago
162.

DaSpence    

BRAVO, Andy Cohen, why did you publicly humiliate and denigrate this man until his life became unbearable?

You are the SLIME that coats a toilet bowl

1108 days ago
163.

omegabeta    

yeah right. don't believe it. if this had really happened, the doctors would be legally obligated to report it; moreover, if this were true, you're telling me camille and kyle wouldn't have opened their mouths. this is damage control on taylor's part. she sucks.

1108 days ago
164.

cali    

Oct 16, 2010
‘My husband is a venture capitalist and he’s richer than Texas.’


L.A. Times
Oct 16, 2010
Taylor is paranoid that her venture-capitalist husband will leave her for a younger woman. She tries to keep up her appearance -- it’s clear the visit to the plastic surgeon in this episode wasn’t her first

1108 days ago
165.

alittleunwell    

The Great Bambino: 20 minutes ago

Many people feel the need to assign blame in a tragic situation like this. This is a major problem in our society - people always look for scapegoats and don't take responsibility for their OWN actions. A 47 year old man with children did NOT take his own life because of "Bravo" - he ended his life by his own choice and it's a despicable, cowardly way to force other people to clean up YOUR mess. It's THE most selfish act imaginable.

I agree. His selfish demise was brought on by HIS OWN choices. We all get into situations that we think are hopeless, but the people who are left behind are the ones that are left in pain. My deepest sympathies go out to his children. They are the true victims of this catastrophy. In reality, his wife had a choice to leave, whether she believed it or not. The children had no choice in any of this.

1108 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web