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Russell Armstrong’s Violent Past -- Punched Business Associate In Mouth

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Aug. 17 2011, Published 7:30 a.m. ET

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong paid a Beverly Hills dentist a “wad of cash” to cover-up a fight her husband was involved in that left one of his business associates requiring a mouth reconstruction, has exclusively learned.

Russell Armstrong was found dead Monday night in a friend's Los Angeles home. He committed suicide by hanging himself, an autopsy confirmed.

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In the search for answers why, a dark portrait has emerged of a violent and depressed man, who was facing mounting financial problems, including a $1.5 million lawsuit, all while in the spotlight of an acrimonious divorce played out before the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cameras.

After a recent incident at the couple's Bel Air, Calif., home, Taylor paid renowned Beverly Hills dentist Dr. David S. Frey more than $10,000 to repair the damage the associate sustained after being viciously punched by 47-year-old Russell, a source has revealed.

"The man required a full mouth reconstruction and total teeth replacement," a source with knowledge of the incident told

“It was not uncommon for Taylor to have to have to clean-up after Russell and in this instance, she turned up to Dr. Frey’s North Roxbury clinic with a wad of cash to cover the cost of Russell’s associate’s dental work.”

Russell killed himself one month after Taylor filed for divorce and went public with allegations she was verbally and physically abused.

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As previously reported, Russell had a history of abuse with other partners, too.

In fact, he had two separate restraining orders filed against by him, one by his ex-wife, and one by an ex-girlfriend. In addition, Russell had a criminal record, having pled guilty to battery in 1997.


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