September 14th, 2011
04:15 PM ET
In an exclusive interview for "Entertainment Tonight," Nancy O'Dell sat down with “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong at her Bel Air home to discuss the brutal photos currently being circulated by the show.
"ET" cites a unnamed source close to Taylor who says that the reality star underwent Lasik eye surgery on July 5. The source claims that days later, Russell hit her in the face so hard that her corneal flap was dislocated.
For the rest of the month, the source said, Taylor wasn’t seen in public.
Taylor had filed for divorce in July, telling People that she was verbally and physically abused during their nearly six-year marriage. "I felt like I was dying inside," she said at the time.
Russell appeared with his wife on the Bravo reality series, but spoke out about the negative impact it had on their lives. "This show has literally pushed us to the limit," he told People.
The "ET" interview airs next Tuesday, September 20.
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