Taylor Armstrong pulled no punches in her new autobiography when it came to discussing the domestic abuse to which she alleges her late husband Russell subjected her. The book contains shocking details about her marriage and about Russell’s often brutal violence.
Hiding From Reality is the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s new book, and in it she reveals how Russell Armstrong beat her and spied on her throughout their marriage and how he even called her names in front of their young daughter.
“Russell stormed in and started screaming ‘F— you. Get the f– out of my life,” an excerpt obtained by Us Weekly reveals. The books says that at the time Russell was screaming this abuse at her she had their daughter in the bed with her.
Taylor alleges that Russell told the child “Your mom’s a whore, your mom’s a b—-.”
Taylor (40) also writes about how, following a bachelorette party for Lisa Vanderpump’s daughter Pandora, Russell accused Taylor of sleeping with a Chippendales dancer. This is when he hit her so hard she wound up in the hospital.
Apparently at the time Russell also accused her of exaggerating her injuries, for which she sought emergency treatment.
But she said that the injury revealed that 40 percent of the bone that supports the eye had been fractured and that she would need reconstructive surgery and that there was also a risk that she would suffer a permanently sunken eye for the rest of her life following surgery. This was the event that she says finally was enough to “snap me out of the spell Russell had over me” she reveals.
However, Taylor’s book reveals that Russell was abusive for years, but things got worse after their daughter Kennedy was born.
“He would grab my hair and bang my head against the side of the car between the two doors, or against the glass of the passenger-side window while he was driving, because it made his point to me but didn’t leave a visible mark,” she alleges.
Taylor Armstrong said she tried to fight back but then Russell warned her,
“Don’t ever do that again because I almost killed you. One of these days, I’m afraid I’m going to kill you.”
Instead, Russell took his own life in August 2011. He isn’t here to answer the allegation in the Taylor Armstrong memoir but it makes shocking reading.