PHOTOS Appalling Taylor Armstrong abuse photos
          

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Taylor Armstrong documented her abuse at the hands of her late husband Russell Armstrong. ET obtained these images and posted them yesterday.

It had been rumored for a while that these photos existed but Taylor had been cautious to reveal them following Russell’s suicide. As this tumultuous story unraveled Russell went as far as to admit that he had abused Taylor:

“Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were. This show has literally pushed us to the limit.”

Beverly Hills housewife Taylor Armstrong beaten

UPDATE: Page 6 is reporting that Taylor received over $100,000 by selling the photo seen above.

In the teaser report that is to be continued today ET stated that these photos were taken of Taylor by a friend as she lay in a hospital bed undergoing surgery. An expert in ET’s “special investigation” believes that the images seen show a:

“…fist to the eye or somebody taking her head from the back and forcing her into something.”

Since these reports of violence surfaced two of Armstrong’s past lovers, an ex-wife and ex-girlfriend, have come out accusing him of physical abuse.

Beverly Hills Housewife Taylor Armstrong violent photo


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    • James Smith

      I find it APPALLING that these would be released AFTER Russell died and is no longer here to defend himself. She & whoever released these should be ashamed. If the abused allegations are true, where are the police reports??

      • Cindy

        I agree with Mandy! I knew something was wrong in that relationship last season…He seemed so strange and she seemed to be afraid of him… I just knew in my heart he was abusive with her. I’m glad she came out with the truth. People need to know…

      • r m thurman

        Dear James, obviously YOU have NEVER been an abuse victim/survivor. I AM and speaking from experience, my abuser is still on the face of this earth and I am still terrified of that person. If they were to pass away, I would probably also feel safe in revealing the nature of their abuse as they are gone and not able to retaliate. Also, exactly how many abusers do YOU know that would say “Yes, of course I beat her/him.” Why don’t you face reality ZERO to NONE will come out and admit they are abusers.

    • Mandy

      No one deserves that :( I feel very sorry for her. She must feel very conflicted about mourning this man that did this to her.

    • Amanda

      Honestly, if this is true, I feel very sorry for her. However, I really think these “bruises” are painted on. Looks more like make up than real to me. And I believe that more firmly because they were not released until after the man who “supposedly” did this died and could no longer defend himself. Just seems convienent.

      • Cindy

        Not so convenient to get the crap beat out of you Amanda! These are NOT painted on photos… and Taylor has every right to come out with the truth.

      • Britt

        She’s coming out with these now probably because a lot of people close to them are blaming her for his suicide, when maybe he had his own demons and guilts that caused it. I find it disgusting that people are so quick to say they’re fake. This woman was and is hurting deeply, why the hell would she put makeup on and take photos? She hasn’t shown any signs of vindictiveness, narcissism, or psychosis. Why try to randomly slap these traits on her now just because the timing is coincidental?

      • laura

        they dont look real to me either- looks like she is getting ready for more plastic surgery. im sure he was abusive but these are not convincing. looks fake

      • r m thurman

        Amanda, r u related to James? I will tell u the same thing I told him. How many abusers do u know that freely admit they are abusers? She probably felt safe revealing the fact she was a battered wife after he died bcz she no longer had to fear a retaliation beating.

    • http://charleneferencik@yahoo.com charlene Ferencik

      I believe these are real.. she properly released them after he killed himself to defend why she left him in the first place..My sister put up this kind of abuse for 17 yrs. …no one should ever be trated like this..Hooray for Taylor

    • Dani

      Looks too shimmery and not swollen enough to be a real bruise. I don’t know whether I should hope these are fake since no one deserves to be beaten or hope they are real because as a victim of domestic abuse, it is disgusts me people would fake such horrible thing.

    • lalala

      guess yall dont notice in the 2nd picture how effed up and NOT NATURAL her eye looks? i only regret these didnt surface BEFORE he killed himself so that maybe today he would be in jail or rehab instead of his coffin. RIP Russell. Depression is hard. You skeptics are disgusting.

    • CJ

      As much as I want to feel sorry for Taylor, I’m a little skeptical about these pictures.

      As someone mentioned, the timing of the release is suspiciously coincidental. Why release them AFTER Russell died, when he can’t defend himself?

      Also, notice in the second picture there are 2 X-marks on her forehead. These are typically consistent with markings for plastic surgery or injections (Boxtox)? Just an observation.

      Finally, what I want to know is, was Russell left-handed? Notice how Taylor’s right eye is bruised, meaning she most likely got hit by someone who is left-handed. If Russell was left-handed, then I would be more inclined to believe Taylor’s story. If not, then Taylor has some ‘splainin to do…

    • LB

      I understand now what was going on. I, too, was abused in a relationship many years ago and sported a black eye that looked very much like this. When you are abused, your self esteem is erroded. This explains why she was so hesitant to speak up….she feared she really did deserve it. When the person who claims to “love” you is the one who hits you, it is hard to not think that way.

    • http://starcasm.net Kim

      Taylor is pathetic. She’s so damn fake and ugly and is an opportunist. Grow up.

      • K

        Kim: you are such a b!tch, what kind of person says that about an abuse victim? The only ugly person here is you to say such awful things, I’m such you’re fat and hideous hiding behind your computer criticizing anyone who’s more attractive than you

    • Sara

      Obviously some of you didn’t read the article, where it states “Taylor’s friend took these in the hospital when she was undergoing surgery.” Notice how the bruising around the eyes still looks similar? They are before and after pictures where she got the blood that had pooled around her eye removed. Of course she would get this procedure done because she’s in the public eye, so her recovery time would be faster and nobody would notice. And yes, abused women often stay quiet until the problem itself is gone, so of course she wasn’t brave enough to expose Russell.

    • r m thurman

      To all of u skeptics and doubters to to the validity of these photos and their timing; obviously NONE of you have been the victims of abuse!! I AM as are a lot of others who replied to your ignorant posts!! She felt safe in revealing her abuse AFTER he cowardly and selfishly took his life bcz she no longer had to fear a retaliation beating from him anymore. All you who r calling her a liar; ask yourselves how many abusers you know who admit that they are monsters??? Yeah, didn’t think so.

    • r m thurman

      To all of u skeptics and doubters asto to the validity of these photos and their timing; obviously NONE of you have been the victims .of abuse!! I AM as are a lot of others who replied to your ignorant posts!! She felt safe in revealing her abuse AFTER he cowardly and selfishly took his life bcz she no longer had to fear the threat of a retaliation beating from him anymore. All you who r calling her a liar; ask yourselves how many abusers you know who admit that they are monsters??? Yeah, didn’t think so. And to the hater who said she is opportunistic and fake, what are you projecting? Usually people who make comments like that project what they feel/think about themselves onto others.

    • Kyle

      These aren’t abuse photo they are after plastic surgery photos other eye the same they fixed them.

 

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