Taylor Armstrong Charged $90K On Russell’s AmEx After They Split Claims His Mother


Sep. 7 2011, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Senior Reporter

Russell Armstrong’s devastated family has coming out swinging and in addition to their shocking allegation that he did not commit suicide, but was murdered, his mother claims that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong charged almost $100,000 on Russell’s credit card AFTER they split!

In an exclusive interview with Jane Velez-Mitchell on HLN Wednesday night John Ann Hotchkiss, Russell’s mother, said she knew that Taylor charged the exorbitant amount on her son’s credit card.

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“$90,000 was put on his credit card in June, not by him,” she revealed on the show.  Hotchkiss claimed the charges were made on Russell’s American Express card after he and his wife Taylor had separated.

“Taylor put $90,000 on there,” she said. “She put $90,000 on his credit card in June after she separated.”

Hotchkiss said she is unsure of what a motive might be for her son’s death, but she believes he did not commit suicide and was murdered.

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As previously reported, the Los Angeles County Coroner announced that Russell’s death was by hanging and ruled it a suicide.

Watch a clip from Jane Velez-Mitchell's interview with John Ann Hotchkiss below:

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