Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Taylor Armstrong Strikes a Pose at Global Green USA's Pre-Oscar Party on February 23, 2011

Earlier we reported that Taylor Armstrong opted not to speak on-air with Barbara Walters for her first interview after Russell’s death, and now we know why: Taylor’s demands were too much.

A source told Radar Online the Bravo reality star had a laundry list of topics she didn’t want to discuss on Barbara’s show. "Taylor didn't want to be grilled about her participation on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills possibly contributing to Russell's suicide. She didn't want to be put on the hot seat regarding her spending habits.”

Walters’ team wouldn’t agree to skim over the sensitive topics. As a result, Taylor decided to sell her story to Entertainment Tonight. ET sealed a deal with Taylor that she was “extremely comfortable with,” said the source.

Taylor’s interview will air Tuesday, September 20 on ET.

Source: Radar Online