This news is sick – and I really hope it’s not right.
According to RadarOnline, Taylor Armstrong has already inked a book deal, and the book will include personal photos of injuries sustained at the hands of her recently deceased husband, Russell Armstrong.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s book will be about domestic abuse, but desperate for money, a source reveals Taylor will be including the photos hoping it will boost sales.
“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,” an insider told RadarOnline.com.
“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 kept photographic evidence documenting the abuse she was allegedly enduring at the hands of Russell.
“Taylor is hoping to have the book out by the end of November, just in time for the holiday sales,” the source said.
“Not only is Taylor going to write about her own personal experiences, but she wants to spotlight other celebrities who have been involved in domestic abuse situations.”
It’s one thing to write a book about domestic abuse – but it’s something entirely different when the accused has recently committed suicide. I hope she wouldn’t do that. If it’s something she felt strongly about – she should have waited… years.
In other news, Russell Armstrong’s family is speaking out today claiming they believe their son was murdered. More from US Weekly:
“We want a murder investigation,” Armstrong’s mother, John Ann Hotchkiss, told Us Weekly. “We will do whatever is necessary to proceed.”
Russell, the estranged husband of Taylor Armstrong, was found hanging from an electrical cord tied to an exposed beam in a private L.A. home Aug. 15. He was 47 and left behind three children.
Although his grieving mom acknowledges that Russell was “feeling a little overwhelmed because of finances” (he had been accused of defrauding investors, amid other woes), Hotchkiss insisted he was never suicidal.
“Russell was personable and warm and had a giving heart more than anyone I have ever known,” she said. “He cared about people, and loved his children almost to a fault. Knowing him as a person and how he valued life, I don’t think he would do this,” she said.
“The general consensus of everyone we know who loved and knew Russell,” she explained, is that “he was murdered and there was a set up.”
Hotchkiss didn’t go into further detail about her late son’s potential killer. “No one is accusing Bravo. We think someone conspired to have him murdered and it is open as to who did it.”
This whole thing is just so sad!!
Posted Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 8:08am
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