Your tip

Russell Armstrong’s Mom On Bravo Airing Suicide Special: ‘Let’s Not Murder My Son Twice’

//russell armstrong taylor armstrong bravo wenn

Sep. 1 2011, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

By Staff

Russell Armstrong’s mom, John Ann Hotchkiss is very vocal on the matter of her late son, his sudden suicide and where she firmly places the blame.

Hotchkiss gave an exclusive statement to CNN HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell on Wednesday, saying that that she hopes the upcoming “suicide special” that Bravo is planning to air will be “tasteful.”

“When I first heard of the suicide special I thought I hope Bravo take the high road and keep it tasteful. Let’s not murder my son twice,” she said.

Article continues below advertisement

As previously reported the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, without Russell’s estranged wife, Taylor Armstrong, filmed a special episode on Monday to discuss Russell’s suicide.

Cast members Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kyle and Kim Richards, and Lisa Vanderpump were given no talking points on how to address the troubled businessman's death, as Bravo wanted their natural thoughts and emotions coming across in the special.

In a previous interview with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Hotchkiss said her family was "circling the wagons" and warned Bravo they'd "better not air one frame of my son -- or else!”

The 47-year-old Armstrong, who was found hanged at his friends Los Angeles home on August 15, is survived by wife Taylor and three kids: son Aiden, 13 (with ex-wife Barbara Fredrickson); son Griffin, 11 (with former fiancée Milette Fields); and daughter Kennedy, 5 (with Taylor).

Article continues below advertisement

The show returns to the air September 5 on Bravo at 9/8c.

Watch the clip of John Ann Hotchkiss' on reaction below:

radar_embed src=""


Taylor Kept Photos Documenting Alleged Abuse From Husband Russell Armstrong

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Housewives Were Upset With Taylor For Not Leaving Husband Sooner



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.