Taylor Armstrong on Russell Armstrong Abuse: New Details

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Entertainment Tonight aired its exclusive interview with Taylor Armstrong last night, as the Real Housewife of Beverly Hills went into detail regarding the alleged violent nature of her late husband, Russell.

After explaining how Russell once beat her over a pizza order, Taylor continued:

"The first time [Russell] ever really harmed me physically, I was pregnant with Kennedy and he grabbed me by the throat and held me against a wall. Nothing had really happened to set him off, but I saw his ability to go from zero to 60 that quickly."

Taylor says Russell was aware of where his temper might lead him, but he just couldn't help it:

"He would grab me by one side of the hair on my head and bang the other side of my head against the car. He mentioned he was afraid he might kill me, and I think he meant in an almost accidental way, that he would get so angry at me at some time that he would hit me, and I would hit something, or he would grab me by the neck and something would go wrong."

Taylor would cover for her abusive husband, she adds, even once blaming her daughter for her hospital visit:

"I could have lost my eye, for sure. I told the doctor that Kennedy had kicked me. Because Russell told me to tell him that. And Russell went with me to the appointment, and sat in the chair with me the entire time. And when I came out of the flap repair, he immediately came into the recovery room with me, and stayed there until I left. And... I didn't want him to go to jail, so I guess that was all right.

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Taylor Armstrong is a cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In the summer of 2011, she filed for divorce from her husband,... More »
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