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LeAnn Rimes Sues

My Privacy Was Invaded!

8/30/2012 4:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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31.

bagladey    

Leann is pathetic AND she's crazy. She's probably embarrassed by the telephone conversation and she's trying to hide her embarassment behind this lawsuit. I hope it all backfires on her because she started this whole twitter craziness in the first place and now she can't take the heat.

597 days ago
32.

Darlene    

Karma

597 days ago
33.

Phishie from Philly    

Her privacy was invaded? How do you think Brandi Glanville felt when you humiliated her through a public break up?
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Phishie from Philly

597 days ago
34.

how lame    

People are so crazy. It's fun to gossip about celebs and their personal lives but crossing the line and harassing a celeb to the point she needs therapy? Wow that's too much.

597 days ago
35.

Sabrina    

Does she still have a career? The only things she's done lately are ruined two marriages, lost a ton of weight, and whored herself out to the media. Train wreck

597 days ago
36.

bon    

I know most ppl on TMZ are idiots. These comments prove it. Regarding the Home wrecker comment said by so many. FO! He wrecked his own home. He didn't want to be with that woman anymore. It happens. Your rule book doesn't exist. People fall out of love and into love with someone else. It's how the world is. So glad you all have perfect marriages!

597 days ago
37.

verlinda    

LeAnn belongs in the looney bin with Lindsay

597 days ago
38.

Astronut    

"MY PRIVACY WAS INVADED!"................... wait for it..................... wait for it....................... AWWWWWW.

597 days ago
39.

nicaw    

If Leann wants to avoid negative publicity, the best thing to do is stay out of the limelight, stop responding to every negative thing spoken about you on Twitter, and choose a private life especially when you aren't working on any music projects.

597 days ago
40.

jc    

Hahahahahahahaha!
This from the girl who tweets bowel movements.......

597 days ago
41.

JiLL1    

This home wrecker would do anything for attention. Nobody has to paint her in a "negative light" . She does that all by herself. Homewrecker

597 days ago
42.

hmm    

Leann is suing a woman and a college kid! Pathetic. Just GET OFF TWITTER B***H...

597 days ago
43.

psychochuckie    

PARANOID TWEEKER . . . . .

597 days ago
44.

notears4u    

reapin what ya sowin

597 days ago
45.

No comment    

Ha! She has an album coming out and is trying to drum up some interest in her. Her fans have abandoned her, and frankly she is too unattractive to watch in movies.

597 days ago
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