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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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46.

Rocky    

Haha that's what she gets for ****ing a married man

752 days ago
47.

yuuuuuuuup    

Please play the tape

752 days ago
48.

CT    

rimes is crazy and delusional, thats no surprise.

752 days ago
49.

Sunset    

As usual TMZ is taking the side of a sleazy celebrity, in this case a homewrecker. ROL is reporting what TMZ should, which is that Leann called this woman in a restaurant and CUSSED HER OUT because she had stopped following her on twitter! She called this woman a B!!ch. She is a teacher and a mother. The woman said she didn't like that Leann had created other twitter accounts to harrass Brandi. Leann is a hypocrite. I don't blame the woman for recording the convo and I am glad she did. It proves that Leann is unstable and crazy. If I were Brandi I would take steps to keep her away from my kids. ROL is also reporting the real reason for her meltdown is that she thinks Eddie is cheating on her! I love that she is getting her Karma!

752 days ago
50.

Sunset    

Please get that tape TMZ! Make yourself useful.

752 days ago
51.

lindy    

Hey Eddie, you need to "reign" in horseface. She's outta control.

752 days ago
52.

Reg    

HER PRIVACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Every second minute she is parading around showing off her rank bod in a bikini.How about she respect the privacy of our eyes.What a stupid cow.

752 days ago
53.

Bitch please    

The Kardashians taught this bimbo wel..... sue! sue! sue! Skanks

752 days ago
54.

For Sooth?    

So what is it called if LeAnn gets this person's personal phone number from someone at the table and LeAnn proceeds to call this and allegedly says "Bitch, you have five f***king minutes, start talking", and allegedly it's on speakerphone so LeAnn's whole table can hear both sides of the convo. that is allegedly filled with LeAnn using really foul language, towards this person, and in general? So what would LeAnn's PR/ legal say to that????

It is my opinion that LeAnn thought that she got away with "mean girling" someone and got away with it. Oh contrae, oh contrae.

On a side note - Eddie's gravy train has left the station but that just makes it bad for child support and I feel for his boys. Also, all the tweets nd photo ops that LeAnn used at every opportunity, what does that say about LeAnn respecting their privacy and the wishes of their mother to keep them out of it???????? And it's my opinion that she used the tweeting and photo ops to taunt Brandi. So LeAnn can SURE dish it but she can't take it. In my opinion, it might be best if they had a break from their "bonus" mom.

752 days ago
55.

Denese    

I find it strange that LeAnn will have her photo taken sitting on a blanket with her hubby's ex at their kid's sports event ,without a care in the world about Brandi, but then gets her feelings hurt over a phone call and sues?!?!?

752 days ago
56.

Manimal    

First of all it TWO to cheat.
Having said that she's still a whack job.

752 days ago
57.

Anthony    

You go LeAnn. These people on this page are just media trolls. They aren't your fans or your friends. All they know is the one-demensional smear job peformed by media who makes money on the suffering of others. Those of us who know you and those of us who love your music, understand who are you. Cling to that girl and the haters implode. They're just miserable biyatches! Sue these women and take a stand.

752 days ago
58.

GabyO    

LeeAnn is a C U Next Tuesday.

752 days ago
59.

jane    

I hope LeAnn sues the hell out of these women. They are disgusting. I heard the phone call. I hope they go to Jail. No one should be harassed like this. It is bullying to a huge degree

752 days ago
60.

Barbara    

you go girl....there are too many bullies around.

752 days ago
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