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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

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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Prove it! They are ALL a bunch of drama queens!

1160 days ago


Im sorry for his death, but I really think he was gay and he couldnt face the truth. He was so flaming to me.

1160 days ago

Cravin Morehead    

Just a bunch of fake, broke, no class hags!

1160 days ago


What's next Bravo? "Real suicides of Beverly Hills" ? Brought to you and sponsored by the Ex's?

1160 days ago


I see! That explains the disfigurment of her face! If this is remotely true, she still stayed with him so the show could go on for her own selfish reasons! I really hope no one lowers themselves to watch this show & perhaps it will go away.They are looking for ratings at a dead man's expense. She has no shame!

1160 days ago


Poor guy is dead and now she comes out to say she was beaten.. she makes me sick along with all the other women on that show. Nothing but worthless women who were hot at one time and hit the lottery by marrying well.

1160 days ago


And that's her excuse for being so ugly??? Sure, blame the dead husband. I'm not buyin' it, I think she is ugly all by herself. WOOF!

1160 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

Any man who beats a woman is a maniac...

..... unless the woman is in 'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills'.

1160 days ago


How convenient that she comes out with this after he's dead and can't defend himself. And Camille Grammer is hardly a good character witness.

1160 days ago


Oh wow. That is horrible if it's true. If she has pictures to prove it and Camille has that threatening email then... yeah. It's a shame. What a shmuck he is for hitten a woman. I hope he didn't beat his daughter. Of course, if it really is true he would have been arrested as someone mentioned before. NOt sure what to think anymore. He isn't alive to defend himself. I'm not saying I don't believe Taylor, but why say it now and not earlier on. I feel for his children and family.

1160 days ago


These 2 obviously had way too many issues and should have never gone on a reality show in the first place, especially when they knew they couldn't afford the lifestyle. His family should wake up and stop blaming Bravo.

1160 days ago


She chose to stay, which I have no sympathy for and he commited suicide, which I also have no sympathy for. The only tragedy in this situation is the 5 year old little girl who has to grow up in the middle of all this chaos.

1160 days ago


She SAYS she has proof, but does she really? She is a media whore, and sorry but why would she fight to keep his body if he was so bad to her? I think she's crazy.

1160 days ago


yeah 1)if she told her cast member what happen they would of went to the police 2)her doctor would of had to tell the police even if they suspected anything 3) why is it always these to looking for the spot light my husband has a little penis well my husband beat me that a good one well be on tmz for sure

1160 days ago


The man was an abusive creep and he took the easy way out by hanging himself. Anybody can put someone down if they themselves have never walked in that persons shoes. He had been accused of abuse before and had two restraining notices taken out on him by his ex wife for the same thing. He even admitted abusing Taylor himself and cowardly accused the show of pushing him to it. Please, he didn't want to face the music so we should now feel sorry for him. I don't think so, his children yes but him get real!!!!

1160 days ago
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