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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We all knew that this was coming, and yet it still didn't make it any less heartbreaking.
On last night's episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a simple, trivial fight between Taylor Armstrong and Lisa Vanderpump quickly escalated into an intervention of sorts when it was finally brought to light what audiences at home have already known for months - that the reality starlet's husband, Russell Armstrong, had been violently abusing her for a majority of their marriage.
Watch the clip as Camille Grammer says enough is enough and finally tells it like it (above).
Obviously, reality television is not the ideal place to discuss something as delicate and serious as the subject of domestic abuse, but from the way it sounds, Taylor had been coming to these women off-camera for quite some time, and as she's basically been falling apart on-screen this entire season, we can't say we blame them for finally having to speak up and force her to address the difficult reality of her marriage.
We just sincerely hope that all of this airing can help similar women in Taylor's position see that they are not alone, and it can give them the inner strength to find help and get out before it's too late.
CLICK HERE to call the National Domestic Abuse hotline if you, or someone you love, may be a victim to violence at the hands of their partner.
P.S. On a lighter note, is it just us, or has Camille become the MVP of this season or WHAT? Between this and the mermaid incident, gurl is seriously FANTASTIC!
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