"Real Housewives" Taylor Armstrong Tried to Hock Her Birkin Bags -- But They Were Fake!
And This Was After Losing Her Engagement Ring in the Legal Matter
As much as we wouldn't really look forward to seeing her on TV again, for her sake, we hope Taylor Armstrong gets to keep her gig on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, because she certainly needs the cash.
The reality star suffered yet another blow recently when, in a $1.5 million fraud lawsuit that stemmed from a deal she and late husband Russell Armstrong had made with the online medical records storage site MyMedicalRecords.com, was forced to give up her expensive engagement ring as part of a settlement to the company.
Armstrong also was required to turn over other personal property in the name of settling her financial obligations, and that property included her Hermes Birkin bags. The problem: when the bags were examined, they were found to be fakes, Styleite.com reports.
"The Birkin bags turned out to be fakes from a real housewife. Knowing our experience with the Armstrongs in the past, we trusted very little so we added (a banknote) at the last minute when there was no paperwork on the bags," MyMedicalRecords.com CEO Robert Lorsch said.
"At the end of the day, I think we will do okay with the ring … it got the case settled. We didn’t want to go out and spend over $100,000 at trial and maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to recover damages. For us the chapter is closed."
Armstrong's $251,000 engagement ring, which she said she had planned to give to daughter Kennedy one day, was initially put up for auction on eBay by Lorsch's company, though MMR is reportedly having the ring reappraised before making an effort to sell it again.
Either way, it's out of Armstrong's possession for good, and with, apparently, nothing more than knock-off purses to use as currency, the story of Taylor Armstrong's life takes another sad, sad turn.