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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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226.

tigrrlily    

Oh puhleeze, these two are trying desperately to remain relevant on the back of a man who is dead! Maybe some of the fighting started over her spending extravagance knowing full well that she and Russell were going through legal and financial problems. But fame and appearances were more important to her. Russell was against this show and did not want any part of it, he only gave in and did it for Taylor. Russell's family will have a service for him here in Denton, TX and are appalled that she continues to issue new and unfounded accusations against someone who cannot refute or defend themselves. Shameful behaviour Taylor...instead of thinking of yourself, shut your mouth and at least let his three kids have a shred o*****ood memory left of their father!

1099 days ago
227.

Vicki    

Russell treated Taylor like dirt if you watched the series. He ignorned her, belittled her and was a bully to her. Not allowing her to continue visiting with her friends in the episode where they are in Vegas. She looked terrified of him. It is not easy to be married to an abuser. I was for 10 years. You are terrified of them, mentally you are beaten down. You want to get away and they let you get so far and then drag you back - literally.

Russell was a bastard. As far as his financial problems, If he them, he should have confided in her and maybe she would not have spent $50,000 on Kennedy's birthday party which I thought was a mite ridiculous. However, this is one way an woman in an abusive relationship can retaliate - being passive aggressive.

Taylor was terrified of him. She is now living with the guilt the rest of her life because she maybe had thoughts like I hate him, I wish he would die etc. It took me 10 years to get away from an abusive husband who used to make my son watch while he beat me. Living with an abuser is not easy.

1093 days ago
228.

Vicki    

One More Thing - ANY IDIOT WHO KILLS THEMSELVES ARE ON MY HATE LIST. IT SHOWS HOW SELFISH AND SELF-INVOLVED THEY ARE. THEY DON'T THINK OF ANYONE ELSE BUT THEMSELVES. "I'LL SHOW THEM, I'LL KILL MYSELF AND THEN HOW ARE THEY GONNA FEEL!". SELFISH, EGOTISTIC IDIOTS - ANY SUICIDE, NO MATTER WHAT THE REASON. THEY CAN GET HELP FOR ANY PROBLEMS THEY HAVE, BUT RUSSELL WAS TO EGOTISTIC AND PROUD TO DO IT, NOT TO MENTION THE HISTORY OF HIS ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP MAY HAVE COME OUT. DO NOT REST IN PEACE RUSSELL ARMSTRONG.

1093 days ago
229.

kiki    

Taylor is such a disgusting fame whore, gold digger, plastic thing that would do anything for $$$... So obvious that she's on the show for fame and money regardless of what harm it may do. Watching how uncomfortable Russle was on second 1 really showed how being in front the camera is no positive way of working on their marriage. Because of it, he decided to take his own life, and now this whore wants to play the victim!!! The man is dead, let him rest in peace.

1078 days ago
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