Exclusive: Russell Armstrong’s Sister On Taylor’s Black Eye Pics: “Bullsh*t”

Posted on September 13th, 2011 at 10:18 am
Exclusive

“I think it’s bullsh*t,” Laurie Kelsoe, Russell Armstrong’s sister tells RumorFix  exclusively after hearing that photos have been released of Taylor Armstrong’s black eye.

Entertainment Tonight obtained the extremely graphic photos showing a bruise on the right eye of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star. Taylor has said she was the victim of physical abuse by her late husband.

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While Laurie hasn’t seen the photos yet, she is dubious of Taylor’s intentions. “Why didn’t she file a police report?” Laurie asks.

“I think she needs to let it rest — I mean the poor guy’s dead!”

Laurie, who says she never had a problem with the Beverly Hills housewife during the marriage, says Taylor needs to “rethink her thinking.”

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    • honest gurl

      These are plastic surgery pictures of an unattractive old harpy and nothing more.

      • Rknrvt

        And a round of applause for …. Honest Gurl

    • DiscustedWatcher

      This woman lies about everything. Does anyone ever do a back-ground check and get the entire “truth”?
      My guess is that the injury is from a drunken fall.  

      • Mqp2009

        After reading the Diane Diamond article and the MarketWatch article, both go in depth. Shauna is definitely a scammer / liar / grifter.  She is trying to distance herself from the business finances playing the abuse card and a precursor for the lawsuits and I suspect possible state / federal charges coming her way.  Old Shauna has stated several times that she ran several business with Russell.  Shauna/Taylor was actively involved with a charity that helped abused women, It doesn’t pass the smell test, when Shauna/Taylor  had the resources to report and get out of an abusive relationship.

        • Kathleenmcintosh

          Mqp… your statements prove your ignorance about domestic abuse. Get educated then speak from a place of information, not pure emotion. goodluck!

      • Kathleenmcintosh

        I am amazed at all of the mean and baseless comments on a site where rumors are revealed true or not. Comon people, you look very ignorant when you make hateful comments thT appear catty!

      • Dennyprkr

        She’s not a drinker! You people need to mind your own business! Why don’t you look at yourself and try and figure out why “you” need to put your two cents in when you are hiding behind a computer and don’t know what the real situation was!

    • maryjo122

      I believe the sister…ONLY because Taylor/Shauna can be that disrespectful of a deceased person.  WHAT is to be gained but to garner attention for her pending book due out before xmas? He was barely in his grave before it came out.   As someone also stated, she was a spokesperson for abused women.  Someone in that position doesnt’ take beatings behind closed doors and if she did….what kind of role model was she?  I am totally aware of the cycle of abuse, the denial part when I say this. As a spokesperson, her understanding of abuse would be good if not excellent. 

      She has to be the biggest hypocrite/liar going.  And if those are part of her character traits….lying to get attention to sell her book is old hat.  Its second nature.  People with a conscience and integrity would never ever be this disrespectful to dead person,much less make money on the situation of a death.  And yet there she is…  And ppl have this NEED to watch train wrecks, so they will buy it….sadly.   It’s a huge commentary on our society. 

    • maryjo122

      ****he was barely in his grave before it came out (the accusations of abuse from her).

    • Shapamela

      All I can say is unless you have been in an abusive relationship you have know idea what you are talking about. Do we know was she a spokesperson before or after she met him, if it was before it is easy to try to help people in this situation and you think you have all the answers until it happens to you. If it was after, maybe it was her way of trying to get in with that particular type of group, to see what options she had, without actally having to acknowledge it. I was in an abusive relationship and before I was in it I never though I would ever put up with something like that, I thought I would never let anyone treat me disrespectful or put their hands on me. Well, they did and it wasnt because I was some meek person with no backbone. It doesn’t happen all at once and usually it doesn’t even start physical. Abusers slowly work on you, slowly have you qustioning yourself. Get you in situations to where you dont have very much control. It appears that they are just trying to make things easier on you and the family, when in essence they are creating a situation that gives you less control of your life. At first you usuaully starts wiht just bad arguments or even them losing control and throwing things but not putting their hands on you and you will think let him has his little fit and leave him alone and he will get over it and everything wil be better when he realizes how redicules he was behaving and he always woud act sorry an say he didn’t know why he was behaing that way and he woudn’t do it anymore. Then he would try to engage me more in the argument by trying to get me to blow up, as well, that way it could be my fault things got out of control. Then it might be that he would shove me out of his way or he would throw something at me. Then it became very physical. I was married for 8 years and the last year is when it became really physical and tht is when I got out. Mentally they slowly break you down and you make excuses to anyone and everyone when something happens because you know how the other 80% of the time they can seem so wonderful. I do not know why anyone would think that by her saying the daughter kicked her was how she received the blackeye and now that he is gone she is saying that he did it, could not possibly be the truth. Yu never admt it while they are their because what ma happenif you do could be ten times worse. I had many “accidents the last few years of my marriage that everyone did not figure out weren’t accidents until the last time when he beat me so bad that i had multiple fractures and I left him. His family would not buy it, many people who had known him all his life didn’t believe it, butI know I didn’t do it to myself and he did. So, you do not now why people do the things they do unles you have o walk in their shoes and you never know how you would handle it until you do.

      Once Abused!

      • DLF

        I agree with your comments Shapamela. Not one of us has any idea of the life that went on behind the closed doors. I was in an abusive relationship for 18 years and it simply didn’t happen like the flip of a switch. It’s the little things that wear you down until you realize that your life is a nightmare and you can’t wake up! It’s such a complex and difficult experience to explain or share with someone when you are constantly being told that you’ll never be able to leave because he’ll kill you and if he doesn’t actually kill you, you’ll wish you were dead. The life of an abused spouse is not an easy one although we put on the front for everyone else…mostly because we know what will happen if anyone should confront us and ask “is anything wrong? are  you ok?” This family needs their time to decompress, deal with the death of Mr. Armstrong and be allowed the time to process his death and his apparent decision to end his own life. Depressed individuals are experts at covering up their true feelings. Once they’ve made their decision to end their life, the last thing they want is to call someone so they can be talked out of what they’ve decided to do. Their decision to take their own life is in no way a reflection of how they thought of those left behind. The decision is simply one made that is viewed as the sole resolution for eliminating the pain in their life. There is so much we, as outsiders, are unaware, and it would be a better use of our time to pray from those left behind that one day they will receive whatever they need to obtain closure over Mr. Armstrong’s death.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WTSZKJ43DT36YDLQQGWNIN3YQI Carmen

        What you say is true. Most people do not know about abuse. However, as a SPOKESPERSON she should know more than the average person. Whether she was truly abused or not only she and Russell know. However, what kind of leadership position can she take staying in an abused relationship? In other words, how can she advise abused women to leave the abusive relationship when she is unable to do so herself? This would be like if Dr. Phil were to try to help men stop cheating on their wives when he’s cheating on his own wife over and over. How would he be able to advise others if he can’t stop the behavior himself? This is ONLY AN EXAMPLE. Not saying this is true!

        I wouldn’t say everyone should know what to do in an abusive relationship. There’s a lot going on. First is the psychological breakdown of anyone who would be attracted to an abusive man in the first place! But if you’re a SPOKESPERSON, then you should first be psychologically stable enough to know how to deal with your situation first before you can speak about it to others. This is why people are calling her a ‘hypocrite’. It would never have happened if she wasn’t a spokesperson in the first place!

        And yes, I’ve been in abusive relationships and I know that you can be in the situation and not even realize you’re being abused! Hindsight is always 20/20. And no one can ever truly understand it until they’ve been through it. So I’m not speaking as a person who has never been through it. And I can understand how difficult it can be for her to get through this. But, because of that, she should NOT be a spokesperson until she can get the help she needs to get through it. And I’m not calling her a hypocrite, just explaining why others may think that way. Just saying she shouldn’t be a spokesperson for it, that’s all.

      • Rknrvt

        Clearly written by Taylor or a friend

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WTSZKJ43DT36YDLQQGWNIN3YQI Carmen

      And yes, I’ve been in abusive relationships and I understand how I got into them and what my part was. Not accepting blame but when you’ve been abused, then all you know is abuse and that’s what you’re attracted to. I tend to take more psychological abuse than physical abuse but still….I’m learning to leave EARLY when I see the signs. :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WTSZKJ43DT36YDLQQGWNIN3YQI Carmen

      And yes, I’ve been in abusive relationships and I know that
      you can be in the situation and not even realize you’re being abused! Hindsight
      is always 20/20. And no one can ever truly understand it until they’ve been
      through it. So I’m not speaking as a person who has never been through it. And
      I can understand how difficult it can be for her to get through this. But,
      because of that, she should NOT be a spokesperson until she can get the help
      she needs to get through it. And I’m not calling her a hypocrite, just
      explaining why others may think that way. Just saying she shouldn’t be a
      spokesperson for it, that’s all.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LTJWXIFKWWKHNEKLRUB7MPI5GY Rebecca

      She looks like she’s in the hospital here..?? Or a doctors office?? who goes to the doctor for a black eye? Def not an abused woman.. Too many abused women hide their abuse for years. Taylor seems to like to advertise it.. She’s full of it!! 

    • Poopa_scooper

      more than anything I worry for their child! she was old enough to remember her father and she will never forget this happened to him. I bet you anything she will resent her mother for making their lives so opened to the outside world. I could tell watching the episode from her 4th birthday that she already cannot stand her mother who looks like a selfish money hungry witch!