I know of no other way to write this blog other than by just taking the straightforward approach. What I want to address here is what Russ said about some of Taylor's claims so that you can hear his side of the story. I found out after his death that Russ had told this same story to at least one other friend of ours. Russ stated that Taylor was claiming that he punched her in the eye when he swore he did not. The night in question he said they had been out at a nightclub dancing and drinking and then went back to their hotel suite at the end of the night. He and Taylor were in their bedroom of the suite and that there was another couple in another room of the suite. Russ said he confronted her about her lesbian affair and she blew up, punched him, and jumped on top of him. He pushed her off of him but she claimed (after his death) that he punched her and did damage to her eye. My question is: if he punched her and did damage to her eye, why did the other people not hear it and respond, and why are they not supporting her story? Did they not see the damage to her eye? Russ did tell me that he did not injure her eye when he pushed her off of him during her attack on him.
I feel like Russ felt like he had already been judged in the court of public opinion as well as by some people he thought were his friends. Unfortunately Russ isn't here to defend himself against Taylor or Bravo's portrayal of him.
A final thought - Does a person with four or five name changes have any credibility anywhere but on a reality TV show or a soap opera?