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Taylor Armstrong's New Book Will Include Pics Of Her Battered Face

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We don't know how we feel about this ….

Taylor Armstrong has just landed a book deal where she will write about domestic violence and her own experiences with abuse. The worst part though is that she plans on including personal photos of her own battered face that were allegedly caused by her husband Russell Armstrong.

She's apparently kept photographic evidence documenting the abuse she allegedly endured by him during their marriage and she's hoping that the photos will boost sales since she's been left broke after his suicide last month.

An insider says:

"Taylor’s acting like she’s not trying to bank off Russell’s suicide, but by including photos of her injuries after he allegedly beat her, that’s exactly what she’ll be doing. It’s no secret that Taylor’s been strapped for cash since Russell died, and since she hasn’t received the advance on her book yet, a few of the Housewives have been helping her out financially.

Taylor is hoping to have the book out by the end of November, just in time for the holiday sales."

This just seems like all kinds of wrong to us. We'd understand if Taylor wants to write a memoir about her abuse growing up and as an adult, but to profit off of personal photographs just seems like a terrible idea. We've been really supportive of her struggle and grief up until this point, but we really can't stand behind this. If this project really is coming together, we hope she reconsiders including those pictures - for her daughters sake.

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52 comments to “Taylor Armstrong's New Book Will Include Pics Of Her Battered Face”

  1. 1

    How could anyone even tell if her face was battered? it is always all swollen and mis-shapen to begin with. Is she going to blame that guy for making her cheek implants look like saggy tits?!

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  3. 3

    If he beat her, that's awful. But posting pics of it in a book is just wrong. God knows what was going through his mind. He certainly wasn't in a right state of mind when he hit her, and he ended up taking his own life a short time later. She should forgive him and move on. Don't publish those pictures.

  4. 4

    I think it's justified. Just because he's now dead does that mean we should smooth over every bad thing he did while alive? The truth is the truth, it's her book & it was obviously a large moment in her past when she was abused by him. & shit, if she needs money, & just including photos of something she's already writing about would bring more money, why shouldn't she?

  5. 5

    I'd hit her too if I had to look at that face! Talk about god awful plastic surgery

  6. 6

    Re: devellediamond – AGREED!

  7. 7

    Re: rory777 – Good point! But even more important what about their daughter? How will she feel years from now? Write the book but leave out the photos.

  8. 8

    Just because the man committed suicide doesn't suddenly make it okay that he beat his wife or mean the subject should be swept under the rug. She still had to live through it and is probably still living with the trauma of it and if those photos can help bring the point home to other women that they shouldn't stay in an abusive relationship then I think they are worth including. Clearly being wealthy enough to make it onto one of the housewives shows was not enough to protect her from the hands of her loved one and it's a sad story all around. She has been through enough and I think she is entitled to earn a little money as compensation for whatever horrors she lived through.

  9. Rigby says – reply to this


    Re: devellediamond – Preach!

  10. 10

    if the photos and her book will help just one person (hopefully many more) get out of a bad domestic violence situation, of course her story and images should be out there.

  11. 11

    I think it is fine….Battering women is at an epidemic level…not to mention general violence against women and rape…it is time to step out of the shadows and talk about it and share the experiences…..not to mention to call out the men/mere boys that abuse women….I support her 100%…it is HER experience and HER choice….stop judging her…hopefully none of you will ever be on the receiving end of abuse. thank you.

  12. 12

    If that's true, then this is absolutely disgusting. I mean, the guy is dead! What does she want, for people to say "Oh, you poor thing"?? It's one thing to get a book so you can prevent the situation and help others, but i really don't see where posting pictures will make a positive impact. Not only that, it almost appears that she may be doing it for a compare and contrast kind of thing. Like, "Look, my abuse was really bad. See see see??" Some vulnerable woman in a volatile relationship may see her pictures and think "Oh, mine aren't as bad. Maybe I don't need to report it." Seriously though- this is awful. I can see why his family didn't want to invite her to his memorial.

  13. 13

    she has tv show-goes on shopping sprees-gets face done-(I'm sure she will say abuse made her get those hidious cheeks!) How can she be broke? What a lying,coniving bitch! Hope this comes back to bite her in her botox ass!

  14. 14

    Sorry but she doesn't look normal.

  15. 15

    and I bet so called abuse pics are nothing more than pics taken after her plastic surgeries!botox injections-what have you!Duck lipped gold digger needs to stop and make friends with Lindsey Lohan-they are starting to lok like twins lol

  16. 16

    plus she has nothing to back up her claims of abuse-except hearsay-no police reports-easy to claim now tho since hubby is dead and can't defend his self! If she does this horrible thing-I hope karma is very swift! What a nasty piece of shit!

  17. 17

    and how can any woman think over sized cheeks and those nasty looking lips are sexy??????
    and if she is so broke–who paid for that bad face job?If he did-I say her and her family owe the man and his family some money back! You can't beat that much damage to a face! lol

  18. 18

    Typical, despicable exploitation for money. Whether or not he beat her, no court found him guilty of any crime & she should not be slandering his name when he can't defend himself. His estate should sue her. What a worthless ho. I can't believe she'd even be thinking of putting out a book so soon after he died. What are these people thinking?

  19. 19

    He was an abusive person and his suicide was the final abusive act he performed towards her. If she can make some money out of this and that means a better future for her after what she has gone through then I say good on her. Why should his final selfish act force her to continue to be a victim? No - I have no sympathy for the man. Make bank honey.

  20. 20

    I have never liked Taylor because she is a liar and a phony person. While I do not condone any type of abuse I believe she wrote the book for money CASH is her middle name. The only person she is trying to help is herself. And how is this book going to benefit anyone? She jumped ship when the money ran out, not exactly the right message. If he had never gone broke she would never have left him and he would still be alive and she would still be with him. She can spin this any way she likes, it is what it is. I for one am glad the whole world is finding out what a charleton she is.

  21. 21

    Where do these people go to sell their Souls to Satan; is it like, in a shopping Mall off Santa Monica Blvd.?

  22. 22

    Re: sanfran1 – What about female battery against men? Too often it is the man that is depicted as the initiator in domestic violence. Too often the woman initiates it and gets away with it. You think that men call the police and tell their friends that their wife/partner is beating them up? It happens and is rarely reported. Why was that Teen Mom up on Felony battery charges against the baby daddy? Because it was caught on tape. This women is a whore on so many levels. He has three children. If she needs money, why doesn't she go back to work? How did he leave her broke? She blew all the cash. I love the comment about the book coming out just before the holidays. What a great gift idea!

  23. 23

    Re: carinacarina – It's well known that Taylor was cheating on Russell before and after they split. She felt so bad about it that she ran up his Am Ex card to the tune of $90K right after they separated, in one month. She doesn't need money. She's already on the prowl for a new sucker.

  24. 24

    Frankly, I don't see any good coming of it. A one-time cashing-in on visual sensation pales against long-term detriment to everyone who knew these people (especially her daughter). And BOTH of these people clearly had problems. Will publishing graphic photographs of violence *really* help prevent abuse against women? Those who can't understand a concept until they see bruises aren't likely to be swayed. It doesn't matter who does the abuse– women AND men must take actions to prevent it. We're all responsible for ourselves. Glossy photos aren't going to rescue a person who is beyond listening to those who love and care for them.

  25. 25

    She should include pictures of what her face looked like before she under went all that work.

  26. 26

    i have no idea who Taylor Armstrong is nor who Russel Armstrong is…. and by the looks of her face, a good beating would do that ugly face some good anyways.

  27. 27

    her battered face vs hes dead

    whos worse off

    its unfortunate that this occured but she doesnt need to be a total whore and start putting books about it

  28. 28

    America is destroying itself.

  29. 29

    I think SHE should be charged with "emotional abuse"…..this publicity and money-making act of hers is unconscionable.

  30. 30

    I don't see how the story of a woman who obviously married for money, spent all the money her husband made, then when things turned violent, instead of leaving him, took pictures apparently, and then hung on to them, and now that he's gone, will publish a book for nothing more altruistic then a quick paycheck. If she wanted to help herself, leave the fuck as soon as he hit her the first time, let's not act like she's trying to stand up for women or anything like that.

  31. 31

    Shame on you taylor..russell has 3 children who love him..what you are doing is evil…you are despicable, and a discrace to real women who have been battered shammmmeeeeeeee on you,,,,,

  32. 32

    I dunno seems to me the guy beat her, ran their family into the ground and then like a coward committed suicide and left her to clean it all up. If this was Chris Brown and Rhianna people would be all over those picutres and all over that book and theyd be saying shes such a strong woman for sharing her story and blah blah blah. Fact is he was a waste of space and he left her with very little choices…shes doing her best to make lemonade out of lemons. Come on people its not like this guy died an untimely gruesome death…. I dont believe for a second he wasnt laughing to himself while he tied the knot thinking about how he ruined her life even more then it already was. i feel sorry for this woman.

  33. 33

    like some of the sane posters, its wrong becaues he is dead and can't defend himself. people who gold dig, do reality shows, get plastic surgery etc tend to be the type of people who will do whatever they want to get whatever they want and want she wants is money for the least amount of work as possible. speaking of which their is such a division in all the arts no a days music and writing especially, you have those with talent coming up with the ideas that entertain us and the pretty face people to sell them. and most of the pretty faces are all that pretty they just look you can f@#k em easy, or they look like they would spread their legs and are made of plastic either way i so sick of that crap. dumb people will still buy it, listent to it, and watch it dumb dumb people

  34. 34

    Re: NorthernLights – WELL SAID!

  35. 35

    Re: granny j – AGREED,

  36. 36

    Regardless of what happens in these peoples lives the showcasing of it is for profit. To me we can't judge the content without judging whether selling your life out to the public is ethical. I think this entire situation has exposed that reality tv is not a retrospective documentary… it is a live action play. Would he beat her, would she be in this situation, would he have killed himself, who the F knows… it is all intertwined with the plot line managed by Bravo.

    You know what I would bet lots on… that the overwhelming feeling she feels is relief… no "what will happen" and it isn't the beating that she was stressing over it was where her path was leading… know it is known, the poor, widowed, battered wife with an entirely new revenue stream - battered women, books, tv interviews, etc. It's a cynical point of view - but this whole world is for media and entertainment, even the pain.

  37. 37

    desperate for cash?
    or desperate for attention?
    not sure which it is…..perhaps both?
    can understand in a way if she is broke but still don't like it
    if it has to be done for the cash,
    perhaps it could be better timed and not on the heels of his tragic suicide

  38. 38

    Every time I see a pic of this woman or this woman on tv, i am mesmerized by her mega size mouth, which looks like a giant mailbox slot. Pair that with the scary cheek implants and she is a helluva scary looking wench.

  39. 39

    She is absolutely DISGUSTING! This just goes to show that what I have said about Taylor (or whatever her real name is) from day 1! She is a manipulative, fame whoring, money hungry bitch! She will do whatever she can and hurt who ever she can to have success (if you even call it that) and fame! There is ABSOLUTELY no need for her to put her bruised face pictures in a book, especially since the claims have not been substantiated and for all people know it could be an awesome photo shop job or a wonderful theatrical makeup job. She is so disgusting. She doesn't even deserve to have a book, and anyone who buys this book is just as disgusting, if not more disgusting then she is.

  40. 40

    A girl's got to eat. Oh, she doesn't eat.

  41. 41

    who cares? just another publicity whore

  42. 42

    Re: carrie from la – I agree, it doesn't matter who does the abuse. Abuse is wrong, period. My comment was specific to SanFran's statement.

  43. 43

    If Russell was never arrested for hitting her then you can not prove that the injuries were from him.

    I hope his family sues the hell out of her for defamation of character. this woman is a liar. There is no proof that Russell caused any of these injuries…she could have wacked herself for sympathy….YES, whacked women have done that.

  44. 44

    Re: Demode – there is no proof that he hit her…an injured face could have come from anywhere….he was never arrested for anything.

    maybe that is why he hung himself because she hurt herself and told him she was going to tell everyone that he did it.

  45. 45

    Re: devellediamond – you have no proof that he ever hit her….just because she says so and has a bruise….doesn't mean she didn't create the publicity herself.

    Not everyone is a real victim of violence.

  46. 46

    Greedy - they had a child too. Does she ever think of her? Someone ought to tell her she isn't 20.

  47. 47

    She looks so absolutely ridicules. What in the world did she have done to her face? Why is she smiling like that? She thinks she looks cute? She needs help bad. Mentally and physically.

  48. 48

    @rory777 couldn't agree more! her cheeks look so bad!!!

  49. 49

    How convenient, since he cant defend himself. Frankly, based on her personality, Im surprised complete strangers arent lined up to give this famewhore hag a punch to the kisser.

  50. @v@ says – reply to this


    Duck lips. Whoa.

  51. 51

    Re: Demode – People like you piss me off, you're not entitled to say to someone that they should forgive their abuser. Enough with all that pink rainbow , religious bullshit. All you do is excuse abusive behavior, victimize the abuser and vilify the victim !!!
    The guy had a history of physical abuse and it has been reported before that he was abusive to his ex wife as well. I don't give a shit about what was on his mind when he did it, THERE IS NO EXCUSE !!!! It's obvious that this man was a coward, he was beating his stick thin wife who didn't have a chance against him , then when his finances went down the toilet took his own life despite the fact that he has a child. Good riddance if you ask me.
    She should post the pictures , it's her book and that was a part of her life.

  52. 52

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – It also well known that Russell was at least bisexual and had sexual relationships with his partner who also committed suicide right after Russell did. I don't know if she was unfaithful to him but he was to her so if she cheated on him then fair play !!!
    So what if she married him for his money ? Do you think that he married her for her personality ? Goldiggers and fleshmongers always go hand in hand.
    As for your women who assault men argument , sorry to let you down but it's not the same thing, a woman can not cause much damage to a man by hitting him since they are not strong enough , a man can dislocate a woman's jaw just with a punch. It's not women Vs Men but Weak Vs Strong. Get over it.