Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images Photo: Taylor and Russell Armstrong Attend the STARS Benefit Gala on November 1, 2010

We all feel horrible for Taylor Armstrong, who recently came out about her abusive marriage, especially since sources say the Beverly Hills housewife wasn’t the only woman to experience violence at the hands of her husband, Russell.

Radar Online is reporting Russell Armstrong has a history of domestic violence, including two restraining orders — one requested by ex-wife Barbara and another by an ex-girlfriend — and a battery charge he pleaded guilty to in 1997.

Back in 1997, Barbara alleged in court documents, "Russell threw me to the ground and slapped me across the face.... the police were called to Russell's and my residence during our marriage because
Russell hit me, blackened my eyes, kicked me in the back, threw crystal drinking glasses at me, and spit on me."

We’re really glad Taylor Armstrong got out of her troubled marriage sooner rather than later.

Source: Radar Online