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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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166.

Mary Wisner    

Rumor Fix say's Taylor'e rep denies emails & beatings

1069 days ago
167.

kathy    

i think there is truth to this, why would he only threatin Camille maybe cause she is single and easier to attack

1069 days ago
168.

Wallflower    

He may have been an abusive man, and even if she is a gold digger as many of you commenting think, he didn't deserve death and shouldn't have taken his life. May he be in peace.

1069 days ago
169.

beezer3    

This whole story reaks of "damage patrol". Taylor trying to get sympathy due to the fact that people are blaming her for ruining Russell's life. Are we really to believe that Taylor has been severely abused and beaten for years, Nikki6, and the only thing she cried about on TV was that she "had a fabulous life, and just wanted someone to celebrate this life with her"? She wasn't concerned with beating, she was concerned about her fabulosity life style. And if Russell wasn't going to glout about it with her, damned be Russell!

1069 days ago
170.

It Be Me..    

The Man is DEAD. Let him RIP. This all should have been brought to light when he was still alive. But because of ratings & money it was swept under the rug. How can you now try and profit once again from someones misfortune.

1069 days ago
171.

Pebbles    

Come on people...Just because you cannot be idenifed online doe not give you a right to be soo crule. Take a good look at yourself and then if you think your world is perfect, then by all means say what you want. have you walked in their shoes? God bless you Talyor and your daughter, you have a tought road ahead. I hope god looks after you both...

1069 days ago
172.

cat    

surely all the Blow numbed the blow
she probably just said that a a story to cover up that she got more work done to that god awful horror of a face in the first place
Camille is envous of her position...she gets to play the sypathy card now...where as Camille has to actually live through the hell of a divore

poor little coked out gold digging social climbing lying Taylor/Shana/ Crazy face
wonder if she will spend 50k on Russels funeral..gotta one up the birthday party...just saying

1069 days ago
173.

tina    

ha ha right. gold diggin tramps who lie about everything to make themselves look good. You both look hideous! get real sleezy girls. I don't even consider you women.

1069 days ago
174.

Buffy    

Doesn't living in Beverly Hills sound like fun?? A place where all you dreams come true!!

1069 days ago
175.

dan062475    

Wow people are still blaming her for him killing himself! First of all they lived in beverly hills...every single one of these women lived a lavish lifestyle and apparently he was giving her the money to spend!There is NO WAY he killed himself cuz he looked like a controlling uncaring bad husband...he killed himself because he did something really bad that is about to come out..mabey it was beating her badly mabey something worse..but people are pretty cruel to her when all she did was try to get out of an unhappy marriage...should everyone stay in abusive/miserable marraiges out of fear that the abusive person cant handle everyone knowing what they have done...NO!

1069 days ago
176.

Maddy    

WOW! No one derseves to be beat!

1069 days ago
177.

Mike Sarasota    

I believe Russell was under tremendous financial pressure....and his wife, chooses as her intro on BHHW "I may look like I have it all, but I still want more"

Also did she not drop 100,000 on her child's party and then pass her to nanny..

1069 days ago
178.

shamus    

if he did in fact "beat" her it must have been with an ugly stick!! if that is the best beverly hills has to offer please God strike me blind now!

1069 days ago
179.

fran    

I always thought that by law a doctor has to report abuse of any kind....also that e-mail could have been sent to Camilla by Taylor herself,so where is the proof..no one should be abused...why did she stay..if it was for the show and money, its very hard to feel bad for her...and I also have to ask, do these woman with their phony faces really think they are attractive.....shiver.

1069 days ago
180.

Jacqui    

Bravo shouldn't re-edit anything. It's a reality t.v. show. All players knew, and know this. They all agreed that their lives would be under a magnifying glass.

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