Entertainment Tonight managed to get photos of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong in the hospital after she was allegedly abused by her late husband Russell Armstrong and the photos do not show a pretty picture. In the photos, Taylor is showing a very serious-looking black eye that was presumedly inflicted on her by her husband. The photos are graphic in nature as they do appear to show some of the physical abuse she claims she suffered at the hands of her late husband … abuse that most assuredly would’ve continued had she not gotten away from him. Be warned, the video below autoplays.
These photos are difficult to look at and even tho I do not normally post these types of images, I think in this instance … it’s important. The photos likely came from Taylor herself who reportedly has been documenting the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband. Bravo TV and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills show has been taking a lot of heat in the wake of Russell Armstrong‘s suicide because some people believe that the show was part of the cause of his suicide. IN MY PERSONAL OPINION, the show very likely saved Taylor‘s life. Had she not gone on the show, away from Russell and into the support of the other ladies … I am convinced that she would’ve been injured far more than these photos show. Let’s not forget, Russell himself admitted to “merely pushing” Taylor from time to time … which, IMHO, is enough to warrant her to leave. I absolutely believe her when Taylor says that Russell abused her. What is upsetting is that undoubtedly, people will blame Taylor for all of this … they’ll say she brought the abuse on herself and/or they’ll say she is profiting from telling her story and on and on and on. Domestic violence THRIVES on silence and secrets. It’s only when abuse victims speak out that they have a chance of survival. If you are horrified by these images, GOOD — you’re supposed to be horrified. Again, I must reiterate my personal belief that at the very least, in some respects, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills show saved Taylor Armstrong‘s life. I’m utterly convinced. And as horrible as these photos are, at least there is comfort in the fact that Taylor will NEVER suffer this or any kind of abuse from the man she claims hurt her for so long.