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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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nyc44th    

why would TMZ block the word 'watching' from my post?

1125 days ago
77.

Jackie    

He's dead....so so?...why didn't she report him for abuse?

1125 days ago
78.

bunny    

Good riddens.

1125 days ago
79.

Squeaky Shoes    

Geo: No offense - it's either watch them take everything you have because they know they can or kill youself out of frustration...NEVER EVER get married in this country if you are a man....yo have NO RIGHTS WHAT SO EVER...
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"no offense" but you don't have my sympathy on that one... men marry two-bit high maintenance whores because they enjoy the arm candy, and then have the balls to bitch and moan when she takes all their money.

either date someone long enough to get to know them before you marry them, or choose a girl who doesn't look, dress and act like a bimbo... failing that, self inflicted no sympathy. Men need to learn to stop thinking with their "little" brain and start thinking with their head-brain and hearts

1125 days ago
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Deb    

I find it hard to believe she was beaten so badly she ended up in the hospital, days have changed doctors are required by law to contact the police of any abuse need it be child or adult. Now if she lied and told doctors she *fell* or tripped over the cabinet door with her jaw dont come out saying the man abused you now that he is dead. And why the hell did she so proudly tell everyone she was giving her then 4 yr old a $50,000.00 birthday party? Her and her late husband were in debt to the max and to come on a show to proclaim their riches was sick.Bravo housewives show is as close to reality as me becoming ceo of bank of america.

1125 days ago
81.

Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia    

If this is right, this person was a lunatic. If he was to live, one day he probably would kill his wife.

1125 days ago
82.

Squeaky Shoes    

nyc44th: why would TMZ block the word 'watching' from my post?
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because you failed to put a space between quit and watching ... so the word ******* is what was blocked out

1125 days ago
83.

Tex    

@nyc. Because the t from "quit" and the wat from "watching" add up add up to a banned noun. Pretty bizarre how that works.

1125 days ago
84.

CountryGal    

Hey, what's with the anger and violence towards these women? He wanted a young blonde wife so he isn't exactly innocent. For all the morons saying "oh so now he is dead so she is dogging him" you all are ******* idiots. She already said he was abusive before he took his cowardly way out. It's ****** up to make jokes about beating women. I'm sure you are all lonely freaks who will one day be serial killers. I'm not big on the housewives but to talk the way some of u are talking is sick.

1125 days ago
85.

Lee    

I find it shocking to read many of the commentaries posted here. At the end of the day a family is grieving. It is a shame that many people feel it is our right to judge. Since most of us have the luxury of anonymous lives it's important to take a step back and recognize that people in the public deserve this right at times too. We know these people only though this reality show. This does not encompass the full range of their lives. Overall, it is just a sad situation.

1125 days ago
86.

Bob    

There both OLD, UGLY, FAME SEEKING SLORES. Who cares what happens to them?

1125 days ago
87.

jill    

It is pretty hard to believe that she was beaten badly enough to be hospitalized and yet she waits until after the accused's death to say anything. The cast of these shows will do and say anything to remain in the spotlight.

1125 days ago
88.

dd    

Oh well it looks like he took care of his own problems, hope he left lots of insurance for his kids!

1125 days ago
89.

Whateverbytch    

they're all winners...again, no sympathy for any of them

1125 days ago
90.

HMMMM    

Color me cynical, but doesn't this strike everyone as a PR move because it has been said that there is a suicide note? LOVELY stuff for his daughter to read in the future. Studio must be a part of this spin dr crappola, for future lawsuits, too.

1125 days ago
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