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Russell Armstrong's Lawyer

Taylor's Bruise Pics Are Phony!

9/20/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Taylor Armstrong has sunk to a new low, according to her late husband's lawyer -- who claims the black eye photos she recently sold for 6 figures to E.T. are nothing but a shameless hoax.

The lawyer, Ronald Richards, tells TMZ ... the injuries depicted in the pictures were not inflicted by Russell.

According to Ronald, the injuries in the photos are either from plastic surgery ... or a recent incident involving a football to the face -- but not from domestic violence.

Richards tells TMZ, "If Mr. Armstrong was the cause of those injuries he would have been arrested and prosecuted."  Richards also notes ... Taylor never filed a police report.

Sources close to Taylor insist the pics are legit -- claiming Taylor never reported any injuries because she was under enormous pressure to keep up appearances for the show.

As one source puts it -- the black eye pics are just the tip of the iceberg ... the rest make Rihanna's battered face "look like child's play."

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46.

Dr Porn    

Just think of her mind set. She and her husband were under investigation by the SEC for stock fraud. She had to find a way to distance herself from her husband. What a cold bitch. I hope it was worth it. Start thinking of a story to tell your daughter......

1129 days ago
47.

steve Walsh    

I consider myself guilty for going to this TMZ website. TV has never been worse, and a lot of it has to do with the voyeurism that TMZ, E.T. and other meaningless shows "entertain" us with. watch "goodnight and good luck" about Edward R. Murrow's prediction of the future of television, and watch "network". Both will tell you to turn off your tv and READ A BOOK!

1129 days ago
48.

steve Walsh    

Edward R. Murrow's predictions are coming true. Watch the movie "goodnight and good luck" and "network". Television has never been so bad, and will get even worse unless we turn it off and find something else to do. Like READ A BOOK!

1129 days ago
49.

Cathy J    

If this was plastic surgery, I would sue that Doctor. This woman is despicable and not to be mean here, but damn she is no oil painting.

1129 days ago
50.

Penelope    

Here is a link to summary for California Law regarding:
Most Common Questions and Answers on Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Health Practitioners in California

http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/userfiles/file/HealthCare/mandatory_calif.pdf

Here are excerpts from common questions asked by drs.

1) When are health care providers required to report?

Health care providers are required to make a report if they provide medical services to a patient whom they suspect is suffering from a physical injury due to a firearm or assaultive or abusive conduct.

2) To whom?
Local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over the location in which the injury was
3) What is the time limit to report?
A telephone report must be made immediately or as soon as practically possible, and a written report must be sent within two working days.
4) Who should report?
All health care providers who fall under this law (See California Mandatory Reporting

If these guidelines were followed: either the Doctor didn't "suspect" abuse or just failed to report. Hard to figure this one out. But the law says they have to report it if they suspect it.

1129 days ago
51.

Missy    

Russell Armstrong had the personality of a rock! HE put the noose around his neck, NOT Taylor! Just because you don't like her plastic surgery doesn't mean you have to sit and trash and lay blame on her! I am guessing most of the ignorant comments are coming from people who haven't even w@tched the show!

1129 days ago
52.

Marni    

The lies of Traylor Shauna Hughes Ford Armstrong.

Check out this out, in Traylor's own words.

http://www.lessonslearnedfromtherealhousewives.com/?p=2523

1129 days ago
53.

soulflower    

Finally someone speaking up for the dead guy!

1129 days ago
54.

Make it stop    

Her behavior was disgusting on the show last night. And everyone saying they think she's having a nervous breakdown...BS!!! she was drunk!!! And even drunk she never said he beats her which goes to show that's probably made up. Lord knows she was spewing other nonsense. What kind of a parent "claims" they are being abused by their husband then goes off on a trip to leave her only daughter with this man. BS BS BS BS....Taylor is a liar!!!

1129 days ago
55.

lisa2    

QUITE POSSIBLY FROM PLASTIC SURGERY

1129 days ago
56.

RealityBites    

There may have been abuse, but she allowed it to continue, I don't believe the photo's, I think that she bleed this man dry and pushed him over the edge. If there was this kind of abuse and it wasn't reported someone needs to be sued so she better get busy and sue the hospital and doctors....she needs money right?

1129 days ago
57.

Mon    

Just because a woman doesn't file a police report or have the guy arrested, doesn't me it didn't happen. I know first hand! My ex-husband gave me a black eye on our honeymoon. He made me feel like it was my fault and I did/said nothing about it. Don't get me wrong, I can't stand Taylor, but it doesn't mean she was lying because she didn't report it. The lawyer's comment was stupid!

1129 days ago
58.

Mon    

Just because a woman doesn't file a police report or have the guy arrested, doesn't me it didn't happen. I know first hand! My ex-husband gave me a black eye on our honeymoon. He made me feel like it was my fault and I did/said nothing about it. Don't get me wrong, I can't stand Taylor, but it doesn't mean she was lying because she didn't report it. The lawyer's comment was stupid!

1129 days ago
59.

bunny    

After last nights show, it's obvious he hit her BUT she really loved him and people in abusive relationships won't turn somebody in if they want the relationship to work. Believe me. They don't turn them in.

1129 days ago
60.

Cooley    

I believe Taylor. Russell was an azzhole. That's why his conscience consumed him and made him kill himself.

1129 days ago
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