Taylor Armstrong: I Didn't Feel Safe To Release Book Until Russell's Death

Fri, December 9, 2011 7:06pm EST by 17 Comments
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Taylor Armstrong was afraid of the abuse she might withstand if she were to publish her book when her estranged husband was alive. Isn’t that sad?

Taylor Armstrong‘s abusive past, particularly from her late estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, has been quite the story line this season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. However, had Russell not committed suicide in August, Taylor wouldn’t have felt comfortable opening up about her plight — particularly in regards to her tell all book.

“I wish I could have been able to tell my story before now… But, until my husband Russell’s suicide, I didn’t feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle,” Taylor said to ABC News in a statement Dec. 8.

She explained, “I discussed my book Monday night for the first time on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. The overwhelming response from viewers and their outpourings of support has been gratifying.”

Unfortunately, Taylor’s co-stars were reportedly “horrified” by news of her 272-page memoir Hiding From Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within. However, that hasn’t phased Taylor.

“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,” she said.

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