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LeAnn Rimes Sues

My Privacy Was Invaded!

8/30/2012 4:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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LeAnn Rimes just filed a lawsuit against two women she claims illegally taped a conversation with her and then spread it across the Internet.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the suit ... filed in L.A. County Superior Court. Rimes alleges Kimberly Smiley and Lexi Smiley are supporters of Brandi Glanville -- Eddie Cibrian's ex -- and engaged in a campaign to trash her when she hooked up the with Eddie.

This Spring, LeAnn claims she called Kimberly in an attempt to stop the negative Internet activity. During the conversation, LeAnn says she attempted to be kind and said she wanted peace. 

LeAnn alleges Kimberly and Lexi illegally and secretly recorded the conversation and then released out-of-context excerpts, painting her in a "false and negative light." They also allegedly made statements that LeAnn was "crazy and delusional."

LeAnn is suing for invasion of privacy. 

Rimes' lawyer, Larry Stein, tells TMZ LeAnn will also go to police in an effort to get the people responsible for the recording prosecuted.

As we previously reported, Rimes is currently in a treatment facility for stress management.

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kerrplunk    

No comment, she may sue you!

754 days ago
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scoopie    

and, no one even knew this tape existed until you sued

754 days ago
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fstblk    

You invaded you mans wifes privacy!!! Learn to live with it.

754 days ago
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Tim    

Man, she is going down the tubes fast.

754 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

To LeAnn: Here is some free therapy: Eat a burger, find some clothes that covers more than a cannary's azz, and STFU and be grateful you don't have to deal with REAL stress working folks have w/o celeb $$$.

754 days ago
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Joybubble55    

Who cares about her anyway....

754 days ago
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Bobby    

Didn't she used to be a singer?

754 days ago
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loloagogo    

LeAnn they are also trolling the Comments here. They are creepy. SUE, SUE and SUE again. I will troll them here because I have the time. They are evil and dangerous. You can tell by the anger lines embedded on their faces too. You go Girl!!!!

754 days ago
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Doris    

What a coincidence that she is all over the news right before an album is going to be released. I'm not a fan of home wreckers.

754 days ago
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Bedazzled    

Um Leann honey. You called the woman while you were on speaker phone, with two others listening in a croweded restaurant at lunch time. YOU called HER. A total stranger. And you cussed her out. You took issues with comments made on her PRIVATE twitter account that you had others show you. You had no access to her twitter and she had no access to yours. Please sue. So she can get your money. Dumbazzz.

754 days ago
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susie    

What happened between Eddie and his wife is their problem. Cheating is always a symptom of bigger problems. No one's ex or their friends) has a right to harass their new partner. I hope she prosecutes them for harassment as well. I know of several people who have been stalked and harassed by their partners' bitter and greedy ex wives and it's enough to drive you to a breakdown.

754 days ago
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Jackie    

Home wrecker.....Now she's all over the media. Go back in your cave than whoring around.

754 days ago
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Joshua    

Just so all of you intelligent people realize that its actually illegal to record someones voice in the state of california without their knowledge or expressed consent. Means secretly recorded phone calls are illegal even if you called that person.

754 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

She looks like trailer trash. Also, I read she is addicted to snorting Tide laundry detergent.

754 days ago
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Cujeaux    

Any relation to Slave Smiley of RHOBH?

754 days ago
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