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Taylor Armstrong's Husband Has An Abusive Past! Are YOU Surprised?

Tue, August 2, 2011 9:00pm EDT by 15 Comments
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The Beverly Hills housewife recently split from her husband claiming he was abusive toward her! It turns out that Russell has a record of violence and has two restraining orders!

When Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong first stepped forward to claim her husband Russell Armstrong was physically and verbally abusive, some critics were skeptical that the seemingly quiet man really hurt Taylor. Now his past has surfaced, and Radar online says that two of Russell’s exes also accused him of being violent and even filed restraining orders!

“Russell threw me to the ground and slapped me across the face….the police were called to Russell’s and my residence during our marriage because Russell hit me, blackened my eyes, kicked me in the back, threw crystal drinking glasses at me, and spit on me,” said Russell’s ex-wife Barbara Armstrong in official court documents, who claimed that he attacked her while she was pregnant with their son Aiden.

Russell pleaded guilty to battery charges and was ordered to attend anger management. Barbara and Russell split ways after Aiden was born, but seven years later Russell’s girlfriend Claudia Haro witnessed Russell slapping his son “very hard.” So Barbara issued a restraining order and restricted contact between Russell and Aiden.

Claudia also filed a restraining order against Russell after he attacked her because he thought she had slept with her ex-boyfriend. He hit her hard in the face and then broke her phone when she tried to call the police.

Taylor grew up in a family of domestic abuse, so it’s hard to imagine why she decided to marry a man with such a violent record. We’re just glad that she left the marriage and is protecting herself and her daughter Kennedy from that hostile environment.

The ladies of Beverly Hills don’t have the best of luck finding men. While Taylor is dealing with escaping her abusive husband, Camille Grammer‘s ex Kelsey Grammer is deciding to run for Mayor of New York. The other girls on the show made sure to throw in some jabs at Kelsey’s qualifications after his recent cheating scandal.

“He’s got to learn how to run a family first before he can run a city,” said Kyle Richards to People Magazine.

Tell us what you think! Are you surprised by Russell’s past?

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