Taylor Armstrong Abuse Photos Described as "Graphic, Shocking"

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A reliable source says he's seen images of Taylor Armstrong after her most recent beating at the hands of late husband Russell Armstrong, and the shots are seriously disturbing.

"I've seen shocking photos of Taylor with a deeply bruised right eye and a terrible trauma that stretched from [the mouth] to here [the eye socket]," Entertainment Tonight host Chris Jacobs says, describing the pictures as "graphic."

Close Up of Taylor Armstrong

Allegations of abuse against Russell were first made public in late July. Most recently, a report surfaced that claimed Taylor was sent to the hospital just before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was scheduled to resume shooting.

Entertainment Tonight said the photos were included with Taylor's divorce documents, but the show isn't sure whether to make the public or not.

"I can tell you that it looks as though she was hit in the eye with tremendous force," Jacobs said on-air Monday.

Russell Armstrong, of course, was found dead inside a friend's home in Los Angeles on August 16. The tragedy took place just a month after his six-year marriage to Taylor officially fell apart and Bravo is still unsure how to handle footage of the latter discussing her marital issues on season two of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which Russell went off on not long before he killed himself.

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@Spencer, I can't believe you really think that any woman who stays after she gets hit the 1st time deserves to get hit again. That is absurd, offensive, and extremely callice. No one deserves to get hit EVER, no matter what. You obviously have no idea what it's like to be in that kind of a situation and I hope you never do. You feel like you are trapped If you stay, he might eventually end up killing you. If you leave, he might snap and kill you anyway. It is very very difficult to leave, and IF Russell is really guilty of doing those things to Taylor I applaud her for finally having the courage to leave. In the future, I would advise you not to speak on things you really know nothing about.

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I know Russell personally; he had NO guts to hurt women. Take a good look at her former relationships and same patterns. She's a money-spending addict and an attention whore. When Russell said no to her or disagreed with her, her insanity went through the roof, hitting herself, threatening him that she'd call the police to press charges. She's full of shit completely. RIP, Russell Armstrong. P.S. Taylor, replace your last name with your stupid maiden name. You don't deserve keeping his last name. Oh, by the way, your mommy and daddy don't want to be heard from you until they reach six feet under.

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YOU GO BRANDI! FIGHT BACK THOSE MEAN GIRLS!!!!!!!!! Taylor, KYLE, Kim NEED TO BE KICKED OFF THE SHOW. They bore me with their mean spirit. I turn the channel when they are on. YOU GO BRANDI! FIGHT BACK THOSE OVER PRIVILEGED, WANT ATTENTION, NASTY, UGLY BEYATCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you can't, then call me. I'll be glad to come there and fight them for you. GOD TAYLOR! THE WORLD DOESN'T REVOLVE AROUND YOU! GET A LIFE! AND YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT RUSSELL A LONG TIME AGO! IF YOUR STUPID ENOUGH TO STAY AFTER THE FIRST HIT, THEN YOU DESERVED TO GET HIT MORE! YOU STUPID BEYATCH! AND STOP CRYING AND MAKING THE SHOWS ALL ABOUT YOU! GOD! I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF YOUR CRYING AND WHINING! AND QUIT PLAYING THE ABUSE, AND BEING SUCH A MARTER FOR BATTERED WOMEN! YOUR JUST DOING THIS TO MAKE MONEY FOR YOURSELF, AND LATHERING THE ATTENTION ON YOURSELF, WHICH YOU ALWAYS DO. BORING! BORING BORING. WISH YOU WOULD JUST GO AWAY! I HOPE THEY DON'T ASK YOU BACK FOR ANOTHER SEASON!

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Brandi is a bitch!!!!!!!

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From the first episode they showed Russell on the show, I suspected he was controlling and possibly abusive. I have met abusive men like him and they all have similar characteristics and Russell displayed the classic personality traits which made me suspect he was abusive. Also, Taylor's personality fit the profile of the classic victim.

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actually, hospitals DO call the police in domestic abuse situations. At least they did when i came in w a broken nose by the hands of my boyfriend! And i didnt ask them or tell them to call the police even once. So if russell did what taylor accused him of, then he would have been charged and spent some time in jail! I agree w the comment that taylor is a sociopath. Russell didnt display any of the common traits of an abuser!

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I, like everyone else on this site, have no idea what went on in the privacy of their home. When the pictures were taken and what they were of, no one knows except her. It is a family tragedy for his family and the children. I am sickened by Bravo's handling of the situation. I would have had more respect for them had they dealt with it in a more gentle way. Taylor has played the sympathy card from the beginning, expecting those around her to excuse all bad behavior on her part. When she makes the statement that "I found my voice and I am not afraid to use it" it makes me think that finding your voice is no excuse for bad behavior. The way she acted at Brandi's party is totally inexcusable. My biggest fear is that the children will see these episodes some day.

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@Boulder Mom - um hospitals never contact the police in abuse situations. If it is a gunshot or child abuse then yes but not domestic violence unless the patient asks them to

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It's easy for people to question Taylor and why she never reported it to the police.....you would NEVER understand unless you have been in an a long term abusive relationship!!! As for being a sociopath.....I truly think her husband had more traits along those lines. Sociopaths do not show much emotion and often appear to be polite and even charming at times, BUT there is another side to them. That is why they are called sociopaths!

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Why do any of you feel you know anything about anything? This is a serious and tragic thing that happened to this family. It's so easy to judge someone else's life, but when someone passes judgement on yours, you are the first to get defensive. How dare you all! Have you ever thought maybe she really was beaten, maybe she didn't cause her husbands death, and maybe he was just a very sick man? How would feel now if you found out it was all true?