Lawyers for the late Russell Armstrong have accused his estranged wife of sinking to a new low. They allege that she FAKED photos of herself with a black eye which she said Russell gave him, alleging that he beat her so badly that she had to have cosmetic surgery to repair the damage.
The photos, which we brought to you and which she recently sold for 6 figures to Entertainment Tonight, are nothing more than a hoax, Russell Armstrong’s lawyers assert.
Ronald Richards, acting for the late Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Russell Armstrong, says the injuries depicted in the pictures were not inflicted by Russell. He says they are not consistent with injuries from domestic abuse and look more like the bruises one gets after being hit in the face with a football, or following cosmetic surgery, which we know Taylor Armstrong also had.
Richards also points out in his interview with TMZ that Taylor ever filed a police report. He uses that to cast doubt upon her claims of domestic abuse.
Friends of Taylor Armstrong maintain that the photos document actual physical abuse inflicted upon her by Russell. They claim she didn’t file a police report because she felt pressured to maintain the appearance of a happy couple in order to keep her place on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Once source close to Taylor Armstrong says there are many more such photos, some of which show injuries much worse than those that Chris Brown inflicted upon his then girlfriend, the pop star Rihanna.
But who is right here? Are the photos of Taylor Armstrong battered and bruised by Russell for real? What do you think?