Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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This situation just keeps getting more and more tragic.
In light of the suicide of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell, it appears that his family is putting the blame on Bravo for pushing him to his emotional and mental limit, and is considering pressing charges against the network!
“Bravo is at fault and somebody needs to pay. Russell’s whole family was very close and they’re considering suing Bravo. 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. In his line of business he didn’t want to be a public person on the show, but Taylor pushed him into it. He was really upset about the whole thing and told everyone in the family that he didn’t want to be on the show. He was a smart guy. The whole family is sad about his death and they want answers.”
We understand that it's completely natural for people to look for someone or something to blame when something like this happens, but unfortunately, we hope that they come to understand that regardless of what his reasoning was, Russell made the choice to appear on the show HIMSELF, and whatever reasons he had for taking his own life, no one and nothing else is responsible for that.
What matters now is that ALL of his family and loved ones stand together and support one another during this impossibly difficult time. We're sure that's what he would have wanted.
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