Russell Armstrong's Sis Blasts Taylor Armstrong As Lying 'Gold Digger' Over Tell-All Book

Fri, February 3, 2012 9:48am EDT by 66 Comments
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Jane Phares

Posted at 8:53 PM on March 4, 2012  

After reading most of these posts, I am so sad at the anger that most of these people have toward Taylor Armstrong. Judging someone on how much money they spend or the lifestyle they enjoy is not the answer to abuse. Abuse happens in every socioeconomic level in our culture. The problem is not how wealthy or poor a woman is in an abusive relationship,but the dynamics of what keep her entangled with her abuser. I am the victim of physical, emotional, psychological, and financial abuse. Until you have walked in my shoes you will never understand. There are many dynamics involved in an abusive relationship. Our job as a community is to educate and provide support for anyone involved in an abusive relationship. Please do not rush to judgement. I wish all the best for Taylor and her family.

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susie

Posted at 9:55 AM on February 23, 2012  

I was an abused women once and I think that if publishing this book helps her through all this craziness he has made for her and she can finally gain something back from this whole thing he owes her that.

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Deflatable

Posted at 11:54 PM on February 21, 2012  

LMFAO at all the idiots defending Taylor – she is pathetic

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JG

Posted at 2:27 PM on February 21, 2012  

I have just finished Taylor’s book. I will say this…it was an interesting read and I have a hard time believing that she could have made up the horrible stuff that he did to her. I’m not saying that she isn’t capable of embellishing, but I believe most of it. As for not getting out sooner…this went way back for her, not just the 6 years that she was married to him. Her childhood created a person with no self-esteem and who didn’t think she was worthy of anything more for herself and people like that slime prey on women like that. They [men like that] have the ability to know almost immediately if this is a women they can control and abuse!! Here’s the thing…he left her with a huge mess, and he created that mess. All you holier-than-thou women on here are saying that if that lavish lifestyle was in front of you, you wouldn’t partake???? He lied to her about the $$$ and what they had together. She had no reason to not believe him about his “success”!! I don’t have a ton of money, but believe me, if I could go into Nordstrom and buy the purse of my choice, without thinking about the cost, or give my daughter a lavish party, I’d do it in a heartbeat!! That’s human nature and if you say otherwise, you’re lying. She is now left with his bills, his bankruptcy, his damaged business relationships, and the aftermath of his insanity. More power to her for doing what is necessary to take care of her and her daughter.

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Mar

Posted at 6:09 PM on February 23, 2012  

JG… I agree..very well said. I read the book also and agree she is the victim. More power to her.

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SaraJane

Posted at 2:49 PM on September 30, 2012  

Actually Taylor chased him for months to go out with her. He wanted to stay single but her perserverance won in the end. She is and was a golddigger.

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Lisa Parker

Posted at 6:16 PM on February 8, 2012  

it’s pathetic and insulting to all women who have actually been abused that she would use their tragic story to write a book! Watch earlier episodes. She spent money like a drunken sailor…HIS MONEY. She had implants everywhere! Again….HIS MONEY. She’s a nobody from a poor town in Oklahoma and she found a fool to marry her and let her spend his money. Period. Now she’s crapping herself because her cash cow is gone. Better hurry up and go dig for more gold Taylor! You might have to find an old fart this time though…all the younger ones have seen you in action! Cry me a river!!! WAAAAAAAA!!!

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trish

Posted at 10:40 PM on March 2, 2012  

I agree 100%

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HW

Posted at 1:10 AM on February 8, 2012  

Seems like all these comments are by Russell’s family and friends out to hurt Taylor and Kennedy. In court documents ex Barbara stated under oath that Russell was “extremely physically abusive to her while they were married” for which he was arrested twice. When Barbara was 6 mo preg Russell “threw her on the ground and slapped her on the face.” One another occasion he “slapped her and threw her to the ground and kicked her.” Barbara’s own words. Check facts. More to come!

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Kayla

Posted at 2:53 PM on February 7, 2012  

Rachael, exactly. Her actions contradict her comments and what she says she is motivated by. She is not coming clean with what was really going on.

Until she does that, her relationships with all people (other women friends as well as romantic interests) will always be dysfunctional.

I would feel very uncomfortable in befriending and trusting someone who is that conflicted.

However, she appears to know how to ingratiate those whom she believes she might benefit from so those relationships may last awhile before it becomes evident what she is all about.

These are my opinions.

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Kayla

Posted at 2:40 PM on February 7, 2012  

From what I have observed in interviews with Taylor, she is also an abuser. I have a feeling Russell and her abused EACH OTHER.

Not to say that it was okay for either of them to be abusive to each other.

Taylor comes across as an angry, manipulative and attacking person herself. When she defends herself she does not take up for herself, she simply attacks the other person with a derogatory or cutting remark. That is not taking up for yourself, that is just lashing out. It is not the behavior of a person who seeks resolution and growth.

I also believe that book is not about “helping other women.”

If she really wants to “help other women” she can put her money where her mouth is and give all the proceeds of the book to a women’s shelter.

Till she does that, she is just trying to profit from the book.

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Susan

Posted at 7:34 PM on February 10, 2012  

I am with you on the Taylor issue. She was very forward when turned away at Kyle’s party. I never saw her cringe with Russell and I know abuse. I survived an abusive relationship myself. Taylor acts like an abuser as well.

To really wish to aid others she could give to the Family Place.

I hate to say it, but I hope the book does not fair well or Bravo does not renew her contract or both…sigh

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Slanne

Posted at 4:09 AM on February 7, 2012  

I dislike Taylor as much or more than the next person. But the sister? Yeah, I can tell from her tone she would have totally believed Taylor. She seems to walk around the issue of admitting he was a wife beater. And as far as helping someone it should have been Kennedy, Taylor and then the coward who killed himself.

But, writing about this is tacky as all hell. And I do believe Taylor is a golddigger with no thought for anyone else.

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Rachael

Posted at 2:01 AM on February 7, 2012  

What bothers me the most about the book is this: If her true motivation is to help women who are in abusive relationships, then why does she constantly give dialogue like: “I couldn’t leave because I had no money.”; “I couldn’t call the police because they would arrest him and I have a 5 year old.” How does dialogue like that HELP women? Where is the dialogue like this, “If I had been stronger I would have realized I could leave…made a plan…escaped…protected my daughter by example…taken my Bravo Bucks and hired an attorney…” Why doesn’t she talk like that? How can a victim write a self help book? I don’t get it.

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Kayla

Posted at 2:50 PM on February 7, 2012  

Exactly. Her actions contradict her comments. She is not coming clean with what was really going on.

Until she does that, her relationships with all people (other women friends as well as romantic interests) will always be dysfunctional.

I would feel very uncomfortable in befriending and trusting someone who is that conflicted.

However, she appears to know how to ingratiate those whom she believes she might benefit from so those relationships may last awhile before it becomes evident what she is all about.

These are my opinions.

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billie usa

Posted at 1:44 AM on February 7, 2012  

I hope Taylor can get a “normal” life soon. It is very difficult to get free from an abusive relationship.

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Linda

Posted at 1:36 AM on February 7, 2012  

Taylor is a bad actress and if I see her fake break down crying (but never tears!!!)one more time I will puke.

She killed him.

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Jeannie

Posted at 7:40 PM on February 8, 2012  

Linda, MY thoughts exactly!! Amen. I’ve never seen a more ugly, vile woman with no redeeming qualities.

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julbet

Posted at 2:36 PM on February 10, 2012  

Her mission statement season one ” I have alot but i want more!” Its all about money with her she mastermminded a plot to leave Russell in a barage of publicity cuz she had spent what money he had on keeping up with the rich and famous, lavish parties,private planes, trips away,clothes, ponies,diamonds&dogs for 4 y.o. Kennedy a $2000 cake, it was Russells sons birthday too-what did she get him ? S.F.A , didnt even wish him “Happy Birthday “while they needed a truck to take home Kennedy,s spoils -who could do that …Taylor Ford Armstrong thats who cuz shes gotta have it all. She has the same mindset of another ‘famous disgusting’ woman called Casey Anthony..why? Cuz its all about me&me&me. The only person to gain out of all this is her but someone should of told her – money doesnt buy you happiness! Maybe when shes gone thru $$$ shes made out of this scam,Casey & her can share a bedsit back in Oklahoma somewhere,!,

 
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DMM

Posted at 2:03 PM on February 6, 2012  

This entire situation is a tragedy…. But the bottom-line… Russell Armstrong had serious issues. Russell Armstrong was mentally imbalanced as evidenced by his suicide. Too bad his “bestfriend” sister did not notice his behavioral patterns. Too bad his “bestfriend” sister who claims to be “so close” to her brother did not recognize the repetitive pattern evidencing his abusive nature (his first wife filed charges) and do something to help her brother earlier. Laurie Kelsoe should have stepped-in earlier and been a “real friend” instead of a “bestfriend” and stopped what appears to have been enabling her brother. Now in his death, Laurie Kelsoe, stop blaming and verbally abusing other people for your brother’s mistakes.

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HW

Posted at 12:35 PM on February 6, 2012  

People who know Taylor, know the facts, have witnessed the abuse, been in her home with her and Kennedy, are the ones who actually know the truth. Taylor is an amazing woman and mom trying to repair damage done by a mentally ill man. She and Kennedy are better than I’ve seem them in years! So much truth to come out. Haters better get ready. Taylor didn’t create this mess, Russell did and his family and ex’s are keeping it going. She must defend. No choice. So hang on.

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Linda

Posted at 1:38 AM on February 7, 2012  

I call BS.

Taylor is that you?

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Jeannie

Posted at 7:41 PM on February 8, 2012  

Oh, barf.

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Carol

Posted at 7:52 PM on February 10, 2012  

An amazing mother doesn’t raise her child in an abusive household.

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Hawaii

Posted at 12:00 PM on February 6, 2012  

Yeah she’s wacked! Watching you on the view Taylor made me feel like I was riding on an old rickety roller coaster, all over the place! Looking at you made me feel like I was in a haunted house where although scary it was nonetheless fake! Ms. Goldbergs lack of enthusiasm towards you is priceless because she knows the people, the street smart people like me!!

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H W

Posted at 10:14 AM on February 6, 2012  

Russell and Taylor put this very sister through rehab for her drug abuse problem several times. I doubt Taylor would run to her for advice. Truth is coming out. Family and ex’s better get ready!

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julruls

Posted at 2:52 PM on February 10, 2012  

russell already told TheFix guys about his sisters drug problem that he got her to go to rehab in Malibu and paid for all her treatment, what else HW.? Seems to me that some Real HW are quietly & quickly distancing themselves from the gold digger we have listened to her story for past what 6-7 months and guess what she,s not the only one difference being she wouldnt leave while there was money as soon as she flittered it away with her extravagance trying to ingratiate herself into the lives of the Rich & Famous, it was time to get the story line down pat.

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SuoerBowl

Posted at 7:17 PM on February 5, 2012  

Tune in to The View Monday 2/6/12 and watch Taylor Armstrong put on a show worthy of an Oscar! Watch Taylor cry poor pitful me in seven foreign languages!! She is so desperate for Hollywood to love her she will do whatever it takes, sadly it doesn’t work. Now that Kennedy doesn’t say “Did daddy do something really stupid again?” she now says, “My mommy is really stupid and pretty much ruined my life!”

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billie

Posted at 1:42 AM on February 7, 2012  

That is very disrespectful to say that….and a bit immature!!!

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Linda

Posted at 1:44 AM on February 7, 2012  

And took my puppy away that Daddy gave me!!!!

An early clue. Does anybody remember her first comment when he gave the kid a puppy for her birthday is that it took away from her gift? Which was diamond jewelry–“her first diamond” as she put i. Cuz God knows every five year old needs one.

And that ridiculous Alice in WOnderland champagne bash she threw for the kid with her “party planner” Dana? A couple os strivers.

But seriously, who takes a kid’s puppy away but a monster?

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jewels

Posted at 12:12 PM on February 10, 2012  

@Linda and the rest of the haters… Many of A** whooping could have come of that puppy.. Not to mention People Like Russell will prey on the helpless and weak…But Let me guess you never been there in that situation right? What a bunch of judgmental non-life having freaks!! There is what is wrong with the world today!! As hateful as you are, hopefully you remember it when that thing called KARMA arrives out of the blue and maybe it’ll hand you the same situation that your dogging someone else about.. Just Saying!!!

 
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Carol

Posted at 7:37 PM on February 10, 2012  

Taylor does fund raising and volunteer work for a nonprofit org for battered woman. Yet she never sought help from them?
That’s a BIG reason why people are not believing her. Oh, and the fact that she decided to leave Russell at the same time that his money ran out.

 
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