Bravo has sunk to an all new low. Adding insult to injury, radaronline is reporting that the reality television channel is planning on airing the marriage counseling sessions Russell and Taylor Armstrong had with Dr. Charles Sophy.
Their decision to air the counseling sessions stems from statements Taylor Armstrong made alleging her husband’s depression was escalated due to being on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Russell Armstrong, 47 a venture capitalist hung himself with an extension cord on August 15, 2011.
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Taylor Armstrong is reportedly in favor of the sessions being aired. The sessions presumably involve domestic violence issues in the couple’s marriage. Armstrong, 40 has repeatedly accused her late husband of beating her so badly last June that she needed surgery to repair her eye.
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According to Bravo, the counseling sessions were filmed several weeks before Russell Armstrong committed suicide. The one on one appointments between Russell Armstrong and Dr. Sophy will not be aired. John Ann Hotchkiss, Russell Armstrong’s mother and family in Texas wants all footage of him edited out of the season. Hotchkiss spoke with the Daily News. She stated, “I don’t want to see one frame of my son on the show next season”. She went on to say, “I’ve never sued anyone in my life, but they aren’t going to walk all over me and my family”.
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Is Bravo going to far? Should Dr. Sophy be held to Armstrong’s doctor patient confidentiality? Should his children continue to be tormented with statements and now footage of their father’s problems? John Ann Hotchkiss summed it up best when she responded, “He couldn’t live in peace. They should at least allow him to rest in peace.”
Austin fans of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills can find the show on Mondays at 8:00. They can tune in to channel 62 to watch all the family drama.
If your marriage is struggling and marriage counseling is something you feel would help you and your spouse, try the Austin Family Institute. “Austin Family Institute, a marriage and family training program, provides all counseling on a sliding scale fee, making it affordable for everyone.” Visit their website or contact them at 512-329-6611. Kelly Cozzone is not a licensed therapist. The opinions and observations expressed are not intended to replace the advice of a trained professional.
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