MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - A reality TV star was in town Friday to talk about an issue she said she tried to hide from cameras. As domestic violence awareness month comes to an end, helping victims to speak up continues.
If you watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you know who Taylor Armstrong is.
Armstrong spoke at a domestic violence luncheon hosted by Monterey County’s YWCA.
Armstrong said, "I thought that I could keep my abuse from the cameras, but you learn very quickly in reality TV that things just eventually come out. You really can't hide from reality."
Another housewife spilled Armstrong’s secret not only among the cast, but for the country to see.
"I remember just kind of staring off into space in that moment. Almost in shock,” said Armstrong.
Samson is separated now and getting a divorce. Both women said they are compelled to share their stories because it’s an issue you can't learn from books.
"You don't go to school and they will tell you, you know, these are warning signs, this is what domestic violence look like,” said Samson.