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-- attorney had warned him of the potential harmful consequences long before He signed on to do the show.
That attorney Ronald Richards joins us live -- thank you so much for being here with what specifically did -- warn him about.
I warn them that the reality show process would end at.
Being a very destructive force on his marriage why did -- want to do it.
Well his wife wanted to do it and He was supportive of her.
And He felt -- lead -- could be some brand marketing value He was.
For trade it.
Unfavorably in the show I think it's fair to say in the first season -- their marital problems were a team that was discussed during season one and He didn't come off looking good how did that affect him.
Well He He wasn't really.
Made up to be.
Pounded by the average person that He didn't know and as.
The fear of more prospective statements were in the horizon -- labeling him an abuser it started to really weigh in on him.
Didn't she already alleged that tin ear his -- his divorce lawyer and and didn't Taylor already -- their divorce proceeding that He was an abuser.
I I don't I never saw that in the petition because you don't have to put that in the petition night hadn't filed my response yet.
I don't think she labeled him of an abuser in the criminal sense.
I guess it was an interview with People Magazine she she alleged -- and He came out said.
-- -- reportedly yes I pushed terror but that was during a time our -- that wasn't characteristic of who we were.
But that you know there'd been a question about whether He had -- used.
His earlier wife and you've been sentenced this time in jail but the what I'm trying to get -- is.
With how big a piece was that his treatment of his weight Taylor -- his participation in this show in your view.
With respect to whether it ended the marriage or are acting as -- -- editor time He took his life.
I don't think the I think that that that those Specter of him being labeled as an abuser was really bothering him because the only type of issues word just you know excessive drinking and little grabbing.
By the the show sort -- was pushing him out the door because He they couldn't have him controlling the content in this controversies -- it.
You know they say that that that the Armstrong's Iraqis far less wealthy than the viewers knew they were made out to have a lot of money as -- watched the show.
Was that not a reality where -- acting -- part.
That the reality in the show was unfortunately a -- -- in the real world because.
They were not -- were close to what was portrayed them in the show they were.
Making their payments.
Barely -- in a deficit mostly every month Russell was trying its best to keep this for sonic going but it just wasn't going to happen.
I know He was being sued -- they both were being sued in a business context as well.
One of their friends said that that -- told them.
That if they weren't gonna have drama in the second season that they would be cut that couple and replaced with somebody else because they had been deemed the disaster couple had you heard that.
Well there was there's always -- pressure in this is something that He was warned about that before the show you know.
That the network has to create ratings and that it wants a controversy.
Starts to exist they throw kerosene on it.
And this controversy became part of the story line and the show in the second season deals a lot.
With failed attempts of reconciliation.
And some people actually enjoy seeing a marriage fall apart.
Ronald -- Q when did you last talk -- A couple days ago you know write email client slot and I get a lot of calls I can't remember the exact date but we were in constant communication yes my personal cell -- did you have any idea that that He was in this sort of mental state.
No because He just had the normal symptoms of a guy that.
Worked very hard to make his wife -- and right when she became famous the marriage -- she was just disappointed.
At the timing.
And He I was disappointed that He was dealing with a lawsuit -- in a matter that He thought had been settled but nothing out of the ordinary.
Do you have any thoughts or from -- -- -- for those who you know support these tech kind of TV show us -- Well my my closing thoughts would be that people need to realize.
That these shows are imaginary they're not audits of people's finances and that people exaggerate.
Things to make TV and that.
They need to be nicer to these people who are really trying to entertain them in realize they have feelings too when you call -- bad names.
On web sites it does have an effect than them and they actually internalize it more than a professional actor would because these are not professional actors as we all now.
Now while Ronald I know you lost decline a friend in our condolences.
-- watch you -- -- and his family thank you thank you so much thank you.
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