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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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106.

Pickle8182    

Totally understand the threats to Camille. What a b!tch.

976 days ago
107.

ShelNJ    

WOW Bravo is telling these stupid women to make up lies about a dead man who can't defend himself himself!!!!!!! BOYCOTT BRAVO and their advertisers

976 days ago
108.

GG    

This money hungry b$%#@h will say anything for the symphothy vote. Money is not everythin honey!

976 days ago
109.

CC    

The women on these shows are beyond stupid. First mistake was to put up with the behavior. Second mistake is to have retards for friends who can't even recommend reporting the douche to police.

976 days ago
110.

Wendy A.    

I do NOT believe this story. Doctors and the hospital are required to report injuries like this, when they believe abuse is taking place.A social worker would have been called in to talk with her and the story would have come to light by now. i think it is BS she is making up stories about someone who now cannot defend himself to make herself look better and not have people think ill of her.I think she is a goldigger and when he was having problems she bailed.

976 days ago
111.

Theshiz    

He was just a creep. I thought that in every episode he was in. The world is better off without him

976 days ago
112.

soulflower    

I smell bull crap like previous posters are saying wouldn't the doctor by law have to report the abuse? If anything she was probably getting more plastic surgery and is now trying to spin it for sympathy.

976 days ago
113.

kromen    

So, you take a butt kicking from an abusive spouse, tell your "friends", then tell the person that just whupped you that you told your friends so he can threaten them with e-mails, leaving a paper trail of his abuse? Bridge for sale!

976 days ago
114.

SusanCoyote    

Jesus! This whore never stops lying!

976 days ago
115.

cali    

Stay classy as you always do Camille, pluck him apart before his body is in the ground.
Camille probably called Taylor how to worsen an already scorned man.

976 days ago
116.

Really?!    

So, Russell beats her. Then she tells two of her cast mates. Then she tells Russell her cast mates' responses. I am not buying this story. Who would tell a man that beat her "savagely" that she discussed her beating with someone else?

976 days ago
117.

bagladey    

If the accused was alive I would be solidly behind the victim here but as the accused is dead I don't know if I should believe any of this. It sounds like the foundation for a reason (excuse) to have more cosmetic surgery. Even if this was true, what's the point of revealing it now? It's low, because the accused is dead and cannot defend himself, and it's low-class because it's just unnecessary for the public to know any of this intimate information at all. This, which could have remained private is now his public legacy to his daughter, and that's just awful for her.

976 days ago
118.

dd    

HE KILLED HIMSELF, don't blame others, he has probably been planning it for a while. He could have stood up and been a man about it but I guess he couldn't face what is about to come out about him. He sure wasn't thinking about his THREE KIDS!

976 days ago
119.

travcm    

This story needs some evidence to back it up. It doesn't seem likely that he'd beat on the face of someone who appears in public or give Camille Grammer, not exactly a secretive woman, a paper trail to show everyone. I guess TMZ doesn't have to worry about having sufficient evidence for this story, since the guy who'd start the lawsuit is dead.

976 days ago
120.

LORI    

If this is the truth Mr. Armstrong is EXACTLY HOW HE BELONGS!!!!

976 days ago
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