Wednesday, May 22, 2013
As the former flames of Russell Armstrong, one would think the women would share a bond over his abusive behavior. However, that's not the case. Adding insult to injury, Armstrong's exes Barbara Fredrickson and Milette Fields have launched a smear campaign against Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong. They believe the beaten and battered widow mismanaged her grieving period and continues to do so at their expense. While Armstrong may have written the book on being abused, she definitely didn't write it on handling the death of an estranged spouse, the women say. Fredrickson tells Star magazine that Armstrong was hardly a model widow, "She never called us to say he passed away. She could have said, 'Before this hits the news, this is what happened.' I would have done that, but she didn't." Even more disturbing, according to Fredrickson, is that Armstrong didn't reach out to her deceased hubby's mother in the days after his suicide. Says Fredrickson, "She e-mailed Russell's nephew to ask his mom to call her. She never said, 'We all need to be together as a family.' That's really odd behavior." And that's not all Armstrong is guilty of. Apparently, Fredrickson and Fields want what's theirs. They say that their children -- 14-year-old Aiden and 11-year-old Griffin, respectively -- deserve a piece of the pie. Fredrickson adds, "Since his death, Taylor has made things very difficult. We've asked about a trust or a will, but she won't tell us. We've had to hire lawyers to get answers." Make no mistake about it -- the women state that they aren't after Armstrong's money, which is good because he was in dire straits financially when he offed himself. Fields threw in her two cents for good measure saying, "Nothing has been given to our sons - not even a T-shirt, a tie, or a family photo." They're also miffed that Armstrong is writing a tell-all about Armstrong's evil ways. Says Fields, "Enough is enough! Let the children mourn and remember their father in a good light. Shame on her for profiting from her husband's tragic death."