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Russell Armstrong

Family WILL Watch "RHBH"

To Protect His Image

9/5/2011 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0905_housvies_russel_armstrong_getty_exRussell Armstrong's family is watching tonight's "Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls" season premiere with extremely critical eyes -- and is prepared to take legal action ... depending on what they see.

Ron Richards, the attorney representing Russell's parents ... tells TMZ, the family wants to make sure nothing that "would make Russell look bad" airs in the highly anticipated premiere episode.

TMZ broke the story ... shortly before his death, Russell told a friend he was concerned about his negative portrayal on the show. Bravo has said it was doing some re-editing due to Russell's death ... but didn't specifically mention the premiere episode.

Richards says the family will explore legal options if they see something they don't like tonight.



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nof    

Where was his family the week he was in despair/ruins.

1092 days ago
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Cheetara    

His death is what make him famous....no one really heard of Russell until he died. But on another note, this was the only (and last) Housewives I ever watched and these women are pathetic. Their lives consist of nothing more than stilletto shoes and parties.

1092 days ago
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JUstin    

Sorry the Guy is dead , but he was also a wife beater ...Enough with the Bullsh*t Pretending..

1092 days ago
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E    

I was no Russell Armstrong fan -- he seemed very abusive, emotionally and physically -- but those deaths were highly suspicious. Many cases have been solved by starting with the adage, "Follow the money." Can't help noticing that Armstrong's family is cashing in.

1092 days ago
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Vonn    

They are going to sue over what? He signed a release and received a paycheck for filming this show. Ppl are always trying to make a quick buck.

1092 days ago
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steponme    

What image?

1092 days ago
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Amogh Symphony    

If this guy did not kill himself, then none of this crap would be happening. Sorry family, but any bad things on the show were created by Mr. Suicide himself.

1092 days ago
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SunsetStripCeleb    

Umm the guy apparently stole money and beat his wife, ex-wife, and ex-girlfriend. His family is obviously coming to his side when they smell money... umm he signed a release and loved every minute of it. Tacky Tacky Lawyer and Family.

1092 days ago
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some guy    

They should just cancel the series if they don't want people to see anything bad.

1092 days ago
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Mary    

Russell has already made Russell look bad. He had a long history of abusing women. It goes back back at least 15 years. He was known for having anger management problems. He even beat up guys. He also had a history of being involved in financial fraud. I hope you can see the link to the cases.
http://www.siliconinvestor.com/readmsg.aspx?msgid=27583588&srchtxt=russell%20armstrong

1092 days ago
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kromen    

As if they cared about him in life. GTFOH

1092 days ago
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Melissa    

This guy had issues long before this show started, he beat his wife and stole money and probably more, trying to cash in and sue the show "betraying him in a negative light" is ridiculous... the guy KILLED HIMSELF when he had THREE KIDS so that seems to be inevitable of him being betrayed negatively on TV, no one did this to him..he agreed for his wife, him and his young daughter to be on this show before he died and also get paid for it...he was not forced into anything. This is just getting stupid and annoying..

1092 days ago
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rico    

THE "FAMILY" IS JUST THERE TO GET SOME MONEY.SHAME ON THEM.

1092 days ago
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Elizabeth from Michigan    

Who cares how he's portrayed. He was an idiot last season, why would that change in the 2nd season. He didnt have to step in front of the camera. Its sad he took his life, however, that was his choice. I hope they dont change the show just because of this! That would be just stupid. As for Taylor - spend $60...K on a birthday party for a kid is even more stupid! What an idiot.

1092 days ago
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Bruno    

Maybe if this family had been a little less interested in protecting his image, they might have gotten him help before he killed himself.

1092 days ago
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