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Thank you Steve nearly six months ago Taylor Armstrong went from being the star of the hit reality show to the center of a very real public tragedy.
Her husband Russell took his own life after -- left him and since then she has released prizes and disturbing details.
About her abusive marriage in hopes of advocating against domestic violence.
-- protecting you.
We have all particularly care -- And I marrying the way he told us about your marriage because when I'm saying that he -- yes.
One of the stars of the real housewives of Beverly Hills and the author of the new book hiding from reality Taylor Armstrong is my -- good to see you in person telling.
I know this is just a horrible time for you.
You're in an abusive relationship you leave your husband he commit suicide and have a child to race trip.
Tell us a little bit about the abuse because he didn't see it actually on the show you alluded to it and many different on the show didn't understand -- actually really happening.
I think -- One and my points and hiding the reality is suggest that this cycle is so hard to understand when near and an.
There is that happening in sayings that is so -- Lorraine that you're willing to stay for so long and of course she never see it.
You know bring -- cameras in the my life really.
Was lie being in a restaurant or in a small it's one of those things -- staying.
This person's not going to act out because -- cameras all around us but it was still happening because the cameras were never capturing.
What you allege is going on behind the scenes to a let's talk about some of the injuries you had surgery last summer because -- your whole I was knocked.
True I had an orbital floor blow out.
With mine muscle being trapped in a fracture I have a titanium mesh mentor implant in my right I now supporting my right -- And thankfully ahead two amazing surgeons that tag team knee operation and and I save my client that.
Yeah I was really in a moment when I side.
This is this is just be nine to.
Well as some people would agree with that and -- you talk in the book about how difficult it is to get out of this cycle of violence and you're a victim of it from history your mom.
Was also abuse do you think that played into the kind of person you ended up choosing.
You know I -- I searched for me and my entire life I was always.
Grabbing on to to -- -- even at a very hanging age and IA.
I was just as broken as -- we were just broken -- from -- You've been criticized now after the book has come out by some of the cast members is trying to capitalize.
-- his sudden death and and turning around a book so quickly.
What's your response to.
-- the president criticize me is not a cast member first of all.
She's a wanna be cast member.
Grant them exactly.
And so I think that she's really trying to capitalize on this opportunity to makers of the cast member and I understand that.
At the same time I don't know hand and I.
Can't really respond to that I have been journal playing for -- a year.
And a lot of them but it's not -- So you're effort in writing.
Is to let people know about what was going on your life in hopes of one.
It should be happening to me.
In the midst of a reality TV show it's happening at some any other women down there.
I mean there are three women that die every single day from battery.
And my hope is that I and then seeing me and me saying this little talent in my life that they might be able to get out of Friday.
I did a lot of extensive work on domestic violence as well so.
I too needed to be educated on this and your book -- very good read for somebody who's looking for the help that they.
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