According to sources, the doctor who performed plastic surgery on Taylor Armstrong’s face after she withstood an obviously severe beating at the hand of her husband, failed to report the incident to the proper authorities.
Medical professionals are required by law to make police aware of any suspected domestic abuse.
But the good doctor was not the first to keep mum about the troubles in the Armstrong home. Taylor first opened up about her physically abusive relationship to RHOBH castmates, Camille Grammer and Kyle Richards, back in June, telling them that the abuse from Russell had become so severe that she was forced to check into the hospital with broken cheekbones.
However, when Taylor revealed to her husband that she spoke to the two women about the abuse, Russell allegedly sent a “very threatening” email to Grammer, which undoubtedly caused the them to think twice about going to the authorities.
I’m sorry, but have none of these people ever seen a Lifetime movie? There is a very specific order of operations you follow if you suspect spousal abuse. First you get your friend out of harms way. Then you tell the police. Then you sit on a park bench on a cloudy day and look out onto the water while soft, angsty piano music plays quietly in the background.
It’s not rocket science!
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