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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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61.

For Sooth?    

TMZ has taken LeAnn's side, in my opinion. But maybe it was a ploy to get the real story out through their commenters because they knew this story was brewing but chose not to leak the convo.

Regardless if they sue, they don't sue, whatever. . . .but I know this, LeAnn's career is torpedoed, and she did it to herself by being a liar, liar, bikini on fire. Sorry, I just can't take one more bikini picture.

598 days ago
62.

WhyNot    

At some point... people need to stop using Internet sites to justify their lives. If Leanne simply deleted her account, and ignored hate mail, which is really what it is, she would not now be in treatment. WHY do people give power to haters and ignore common sense??? People! Quit spewing virtual hatemail over the Internet and just GET A GRIP! Leanne in NO WAY harmed your life, in NO WAY, affected your ability to function. And if you think she did... YOU are the one who needs therapy!!! STOP IT! STOP IT RIGHT NOW! And get on with your life, not hers!

598 days ago
63.

KVchicago    

So having transformed your whole body and look for an adulterer, and being one yourself, isn't all it's cracked up to be, is it? Don't feel sorry for you..it's called KARMA..and it's a b$@ch

598 days ago
64.

Danielle    

I listened to the recording, I think the person doing the recording is the one off her rocker.

598 days ago
65.

Gee Gee    

"My privacy was invaded" says the woman who post her entire life on a public forum such as Twitter.

598 days ago
66.

Mimi    

Leann Rimes has officially destroyed her already sagging career with this. Suing a teacher and her daughter for a call that SHE made? Everyone needs to go over to Celebitchy and read the UNBIASED version of events about this, including the comments. Smiley has commented there about what went down. Leann's first words to Smiley were "Hi bitch, it's Leann!". That's being kind and peaceful? Leann is a delusional screwed up homewrecker and this whole rehab thing is a ploy in her goofy lawsuit. Newsflash Leann!!!! -- YOU called her, YOU knew you were on speaker phone with numerous people listening AND in a public cafe, and YOU ARE FULL OF ****! Kiss your career goodbye.

598 days ago
67.

Gee Gee    

http://lunaticleannrimes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/leann-rimes-calls-twitter-stranger.html

This is why all the commotion is about? Leann does not act like a real celebrity. You don't see Kerry Underwood or Taylor Swift acting this way? calling strangers from Twitter. This is the reason real celebrities don't interact with regular people. You can take the girl out of the trailer park.....

598 days ago
68.

TeamMichaelWhitney    

PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HOW BAD WHITNEY HOUSTON LOOKED AT MICHAEL'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! WELL GUESS WHAT, LEANN LOOKS THINNER THAN THAT EVERYDAY OF THE DAMN WEEK! LOL! HOW MUCH COCAINE IS LEANN STILL PUTTING UP HER NOSE?!?! CAUSE IT'S NO SECRET IN THE INDUSTRY SHE LOVES WHEN IT SNOWS!!! ;)

598 days ago
69.

Gogogogo    

Isnt this chick a rich, famous singer? Why in the world would she care what people say about her? Care enough to get some mom's personal phone number and call her and curse at her? And now she's suing said mom, who has a bunch of kids? What a petty, ugly, pathetic move. Does this woman not have any PR people advising her? She really is her own worst enemy! She must be crazy. Like, for real, something is wrong with her.

598 days ago
70.

The Real Victim    

SUSPICIOUS MIND

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBmAPYkPeYU

598 days ago
71.

Danielle    

I have to question why the person who did the taping puts so much effort into stalking a celebrity to harass her that she doesn't even know.

598 days ago
72.

Glo    

Geez Leann try living and working in the world like the rest of us! Stress management my ass!

598 days ago
73.

Northerngirl41    

You went after a guy and never cared that he was married with kids. So many fish in the sea as a popular singer...but you chose to go after a married man. Relationships are a lot of work and responsibility... You suck Leanne.

598 days ago
74.

Northerngirl41    

She tries to explain that she never meant any harm and she and Eddie were meant to be....See, girls like me know she is a selfish b-tch who with all her money and fame took exactly what she wanted without caring about anyone else. I hate chics like that. She should of stayed away from him with a ten foot pole. Also, that ex wife with Eddie's kids? Kick him to the curb lady. He doesn't love you anymore. Plus, why would any woman want a guy who truly doesn't adore them anymore?I hope Leanne has someone hurt her like she's hurt other people and I hope Eddie Cebrians blank falls off!!!

598 days ago
75.

gill    

This girl is is receiving treatment for twitter stress?? Are you kidding me? How about stress from a lack of job, money struggles, a serious illness? I think she has an eating disorder. I can understand getting help for that! Grow up!

598 days ago
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