However, Russell's sister, Laurie Armstrong Kelsoe has refuted those accusations. She has said that not only was there no domestic abuse, but also that she believes Russell may have been murdered.
In response, Taylor said that Laurie wouldn't have known about the state of the Armstrongs' marriage because she was dealing with her "own problems and complications" for most of that time period.
Supporting her claims of physical abuse, Taylor said, "I have a titanium mesh implant holding up my right eye right now, so I don't know what more radiographic evidence you need than that."
Taylor announced that she'd had the implant back in October during an interview with KTLA-TV's morning show. During that interview she also alleged that her marriage was abusive long before the "Real Housewives" camera crew moved in and that she believed doing the show actually may have saved her life.
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