It’s cruel and tasteless that Russell Armstrong’s ex-wife Barbara Frederickson, has publicly accused grieving Taylor Armstrong of being responsible for Russell’s death.
Who is so perfect that they can throw a stone at another human being?
Who can truly know what drove Russell Armstrong to take his own life? Who besides Russell himself really knows what drove him over the edge?
Clearly he was depressed. No one kills themself unless they are deeply depressed. But Russell wasn’t sharing the terrible fears and anxieties that pushed him over the edge, or his suicide wouldn’t have been such a shock to estranged wife Taylor, who a friend described to Hollywoodlife.com, as “devastated and beside herself.”
And that’s really not that surprising. Many depressed people keep their feelings to themselves and sadly suffer in silence.
Taylor was doing what she needed to do for her own sanity and for the sake of the couple’s 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy — she was separating from a husband who she accused of being abusive.
Barbara, his ex-wife, knows he could be abusive. She herself had received a restraining order against Russell after she accused him of throwing her to the ground, slapping her across the face and giving her black eyes, she said in court documents in 2004..
So if she knew how impossible Russell was to live with, how could she lash out so cruelly against Taylor.
Even if she hadn’t accused Russell of abuse, she still had no business to publicly or even privately blame Taylor for causing his death.
No one forces someone to commit suicide. Russell sadly was a victim of his own demons. His death was a tragedy. Taylor ‘s rep released this sad statement : ” Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded “. “She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter”. And that’s exactly what Taylor and Barbara should both be focused on- helping their children. Barbara’s son, Aiden, 13, and Taylor’s daughter, Kennedy, 5, will need every bit of help possible to cope with their father’s tragic suicide.
What do you think Hollywoodlifers?
— Bonnie Fuller
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