Taylor Armstrong: Why I'm Sharing My Story Now

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Taylor Armstrong will release a memoir in February that details the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of estranged late husband Russell Armstrong.

Given the timing of the book, along with the numerous interviews this Real Housewife has given on the topic since Russell killed himself in August, it's impossible not to wonder why Armstrong is speaking out now. It's a matter of safety, Taylor claims.

T. Armstrong

"Until Russell's suicide, I didn't feel safe to tell anyone for fear of my own safety and the safety of my daughter," Armstrong tells ABC News. "With Russell's passing, I now feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle.

"From the bottom of my heart, I believe if my book can help others find the courage to deal with the pain and fear of their abusive relationships, I will have made a real difference in their lives."

What do you think of Armstrong releasing such a memoir?

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