Taylor Armstrong revealed to friends and cast members of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that she was so badly beaten by Russell Armstrong, she had to undergo surgery.
Apparently, when Russell found out his estranged wife told people what happened, he sent Camille Grammer a threatening email. Sources from the show tell TMZ that when shooting for season 2 began, Russell hit her in the face and cracked her bones and cheeks. According to the sources, there are pictures of the injuries, and they're described as "horrific."
Taylor was hospitalized after the beating and tried to keep it a secret, but it wasn't easy considering she couldn’t show her face. She was reportedly worried that she'd be fired because producers would think she was flaky.
According to the sources, Taylor told both Grammer and Kyle Richards, and the two women tried to get her to come forward with the information to Bravo.
Her injuries were so bad that shooting for the show had to be delayed for several weeks.
When Taylor told Russell how her friends were outraged by what he'd done, that's when he sent Camille a "very threatening" email. A source said, "it was the rantings of a lunatic."
In the meantime, after Russell's suicide earlier this week, Bravo has remained relatively mum on anything surrounding the situation. But sources from the network are saying that the new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will be pushed at least a week and may be scrapped altogether.
"People are concerned about being associated with the show and his passing,” the source said.
But as of now, the plans are just to edit the season heavily and release it at a later date.
Family members and friends of Russell Armstrong are blaming the show for his suicide.
“Bravo is at fault and somebody needs to pay,” Russell’s step brother Wade Jackson told RadarOnline. "Russell’s dad doesn’t want to talk about what happened to him with a lot of people, but everyone in the family thinks that Bravo is to blame. I’m sure somebody will sue them.”
Russell's lawyer, Ronald Richards, says Bravo didn’t really care that his marriage was falling apart.
“Many marriages fall apart when one spouse goes on a reality TV show. Yes, they would have stayed together if they hadn’t done the show.”