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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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16.

FLO    

If it is ok for women to be beaten and abused by men then surely it must be ok for women to cut off said husband's organ and run it thru the garbage disposal.
Same logic right?

1126 days ago
17.

Rocco    

Another reason never to watch reality TV. We need to stop glorifying the teen moms and Jersey Shores of the world. We've become so desensitized to this depravity, we encourage them to go further and further into the abyss to get attention.

Sorry, but I won't be joining y'all.

1126 days ago
18.

Max    

Right. Now is the time for her to tell everyone about all the bad stuff he did, now that he's dead and can't defend himself. Tell me. What purpose does it serve to badmouth him now? Sounds like she's still going for the sympathy vote and I'm not buying it. She and the rest of the Ho-wives are all skanky, corrupt, disgusting excuses of humanity.

1126 days ago
19.

Jake    

Dude ended up just where he deserved to be...gone!

1126 days ago
20.

realitychecker    

A hospital would be required to report the assault IF she went to the emergency room. I am sure she saw her own private physician, who quietly arranged for the corrective surgery. Money/celebrity buys some privacy - for a time. This is particularly sad news for the children involved.

1126 days ago
21.

JLP11    

TMZ - Are you ok with letting a comment like the one SJ24 made be posted on your site? Shame on you, and shame on the author of that post.

1126 days ago
22.

kitty    

if this is true, this woman is truly disgusting! ALL FOR THE MONEY!! She was so upset, she just had to keep filming.

1126 days ago
23.

Shar J    

This is a tragedy all the way around. I for one won't be tuning in to Housewives of BH again. My prayers are with Russell's family. The media coverage reminds me of a saying about "kicking a man while he's down." None of us knows the true story, but the plastic surgeons repairing the damage to Taylor's face sure did a great job if you compare photos before and "now". Taylor had all the resources to leave an abusive relationship especially being involved with the women's shelter. If the other housewives kept this a secret from BravoTV and did not report it to the authorities, shame on them.

1126 days ago
24.

MIZ    

The guy had a history of violence. He hit the ex-wife, ex-girlfriend and a co-worker and people are defending him b/c he's dead. And oh yea he killed himself in a violent way. And 4 people to say she's a gold digger THEY HAD NO MONEY they owned NOTHING both attorneys said before this happened a NO ASSET divorce. Thier life on TV is a fake just like Theresa on NJ housewives.

1126 days ago
25.

Firefly    

The doctor would have to report an assault. unless she lied to the doctor and told him she tripped and smashed her face by being a klutz. This whole story stinks, big time!

1126 days ago
26.

Rev. Charles R. Rettig    

She needs to talk to police, not Bravo. And SJ24 needs to be blocked from this site for advocating violence against women.

1126 days ago
27.

janet    

C'mon this is the the EX-Wives of Beverly Hills. I don't agree with violence of anykind but even a private Doctor would have to report it if true. Sounds like a Bravo PR spin.

1126 days ago
28.

fstblk    

If these ladies were such good friends why on earth would they tell her to go to Bravo as oppossed to the police?And who could blame him for wanting to tell Camille off.I guess it's all about the ratings now.

1126 days ago
29.

Joyce     

Look at those faces. I wouldn't believe those two hookers if Baveo paid me. They are so nasty that they would provoke anyone into hitting them, even me.

1126 days ago
30.

Sheba    

These are the kind of situations that turn into murder-suicide. Thank God she got out of the marriage before that happened or we would be mourning 3 people, not 1 selfish bastard.

1126 days ago
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