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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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91.

Bitch please    

No matter how many times this home wrecking skank goes to church to confess her sins, shes still going to burn in hell. Shes a vile, trash piece of $hit. She doesnt deserve to breathe. Sue me now bitch. Lol

598 days ago
92.

tokunbo omotola    

Leann!
That's all part of what comes with fame. lol

598 days ago
93.

For Sooth?    

LeAnn got caught out being the bully. You may judge the tactics but she can't deny the words she spewed at this person. It wasn't just this person she attacked LeAnn took the time to bash Brandi as well. And that's why her Loiers and her handlers are hiding her away. I'm sure she is on Twotter lock down.

And where is Mr. Simpleton in all of this. It has been published that Brandi has asked both LeAnn and Eddie to stop including the boys coming and goings and other personal items about them in their tweets. She has also asked them not to use the boys for photo ops. But noooooooooo, LeAnn has to use the boys to garner sympathy and favor. She calls the paps at every opportunity, including the time and place for their soccer games. Then she pretends they are one big happy family. Nope, no adulterers or broken homes here, nope, not a one! And I also believe she uses those tweets and photos to rub it in Brandi's face. And did you see that DISGUSTING cake with "LeAnn and Eddie sleeping in a bed"? Trashiest move I've seen in a long time.

But if Mr. Simpleton can't protect his children from someone that appears to be suffering mental illness then he is no man at all.

So who bullies whom??????

598 days ago
94.

Bambi    

She is nothing but a f'in home wrecker. May she burn in hell.

598 days ago
95.

For Sooth?    

For the real story about what LeAnn is frantic to keep concealed go to Celebitchy. TMZ is using only LeAnn's edited version of what went down.

598 days ago
96.

Kifferslady    

Oh LeAnn, you're actually going to sue over this?? You cheated on your husband with a married man who had kids. YOU'RE the one who has led the world see your so called "privacy". Yet left it out on the street like the little slut that you are! Karma is a bitch LeAnn. You deserve everything you get. So I hope you're in that nut house for a good long while. Eddie's probably cheating on you as you sit in group session with the other whack jobs!

598 days ago
97.

bb    

I don't think she's anorexic (at least not in the way say Jolie is), I think she's just THAT obsessed with Brandi that she tries to copy everything about her, even her body. If Eddie's ex had been Kim K I really think she'd have been gaining weight, getting gigantic butt implants and trying to act ghetto. Of course, Brandi is naturally built long, lanky and super skinny and looks good, Leann has a short, solid gymnast build and looks stupid skinny plus NOTHING like Brandi - do you hear me Leann? Leann's never been a beauty, but before all this Eddie stuff I did think she was cute. She needs to stop trying to compete with other people and just be herself.

598 days ago
98.

Kifferslady    

Just finished listening to LeAnn's 20 rant to a stranger regarding Brandi. Seems like LeAnn did a bit of stalking to get to this stranger. All over some Tweets. What adult spends her time doing things like this?? What kind of person take a stranger to lunch because they follow her on twitter? Someone who is in desperate need of help. LeAnn didn't seem to realize that she's done anything wrong in any of this. Step away from Twitter and Facebook LeAnn. Your life will be better for it. But I bet while you're in re-hab your cheating hubby is out doing his thing. Don't you think once a cheater always a cheater? You can't possibly have a good marriage when it starts off under those cir***stances. Will we be seeing the divorce papers next? LOL Karma!!

598 days ago
99.

jwoolman    

Rimes initiated the call out of the blue and was abusive. Recording the call makes sense because it could be used as the basis for a police complaint against Rimes. She went out of her way to track down the woman's private phone number and was angry about private tweets that she had no business even seeing. Basically, she was a trespasser... Plus of course her end of the conversation wasn't private- she was being loud in a public restaurant and had it on speaker so her equally childish friends could hear it all.
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The law is not intended to allow harassing phone calls. Collecting evidence in such a situation is quite reasonable.

598 days ago
100.

judge judy    

Yeah but sneaking around with someone's husband behind her back when she has kids and sneaking around your husband's back, well, see, that's completely different...

598 days ago
101.

Kifferslady    

I find it really sad that Leann is using people she met on twitter, her hairstylist and her song writer to get back at Brandi. What a bunch of middle school kids they all are. LeAnn has proven without a shadow of a doubt that she is quite emotionally immature. She went ahead and took what she wanted without ever thinking of her present husband, Eddie's wife and Eddie's kids. She stamped her foot like a small child, had a tantrum and got what she wanted. She gathered all the kids on her playground and they ganged up on Brandi. Wow...wow wow wow!! What a little slut!

598 days ago
102.

your not all that    

LOL all of a sudden this stripper wanna be wants privacy????????????? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL sure she does............................

598 days ago
103.

leeleetof    

Ths is wht they mean by chickens coming home to roost Leann. A guilty concience can cause a lot of stress.

598 days ago
104.

brianburns    

I have someone in the family that died of anorexia and i can tell you that although Leann was not always that skinny i doubt she's is anorexic.

As I'm sure Jolie is not. If Angelina Jolie was anorexic she would either be dead or with so much health problems she couldn't have a normal life. Certain not the gipsy, busy life she has. She wouldn't have gotten pregnant either, not even with help.

Being very skinny doesn't mean your are anorexic or have any weight problems, especially when been like that since you were a child. Anorexia is a dangerous disease, with very visible signs and consequences.

598 days ago
105.

There's a problem here    

Call me crazy but I can't not like Leann. I think she's kid of fragile. Her first husband was gay, then she went for someone else's husband surely as a compensation. Love her voice.

598 days ago
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