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LeAnn Rimes

Cyber Bully Phone Tappers

WILL PAY

8/30/2012 2:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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LeAnn Rimes believes she's the victim in an scurrilous phone recording conspiracy ... and now her lawyer tells TMZ she's gearing up to sue the scumbags behind the illegal activity.

TMZ just spoke with LeAnn's high-profile attorney, Larry Stein, who tells us the singer has been victimized by a gang of cyber-bullies who have been terrorizing her on Twitter ever since she hooked up with Eddie Cibrian

Stein says LeAnn recently spoke to one of the bullies on the phone ... but unbeknownst to her, the bully recorded the convo ... and spread bits and pieces of the recording around the Internet.

Recording a phone call without consent from both parties is illegal in California .. and Stein tells us LeAnn will "Take all of the appropriate steps to address the harm that [she] has suffered as a result of this criminal conduct."  Translation -- she's going to cops and wants them prosecuted.

As for who's behind the plot, Stein wouldn't say ... but noted Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife Brandi Glanville is not currently a suspect.

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1.

Jen    

Cheating is always a bitch.

733 days ago
2.

Harlin's Garage    

paybacks a bitch.......

733 days ago
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kerrplunk    

I thought this nut was in rehab? Are you sure she's not a Kardashian.

733 days ago
4.

Catty    

I have an idea, SHUT DOWN UR FREAKIN TWITTER ACCOUNT!!!!!!!

733 days ago
5.

Robert    

Guess ticket sales for her performance at the Clay County, Iowa fair are a little slow...

733 days ago
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Mike44090    

It's all coming clear now. She'll be saying she was so traumatized by this ordeal that she had to admit herself into rehab. then she'll find a way to link it back to Brandi and name her in the suit.

733 days ago
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aj1942050    

Maybe Leann is stressed that she found out Eddie is her brother...they seriously look like long lost twins.

733 days ago
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Lesli    

Recording a phone call without consent from both parties is illegal in California.
You mean Mel Gibson knew his rants were being recorded by his gold-digging ex-wife? Wow, didn't think so. The argument is thinner than Leann herself. Here's some free advice - get the eff off Twitter. You're just not that interesting kiddo!

733 days ago
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hugh    

Why is Leann Rimes using cyberbullying to cover up for the real reason why she is in rehab?

733 days ago
10.

ChinLee3    

Give us a break!

733 days ago
11.

For Sooth?    

Fact

LeAnn intimated the call
She got the PERSONAL phone number of the follower from a Twitter fan she was having luch with at a public restaurant.

LeAnn had the person on speakerphone so her whole table could hear the conversation at the public restaurant

LeAnn was using foul language

The Twitter follower had called LeAnn out for breaking up a family and having an affair with Eddie Cibrian

LeAnn's twitter followers have launched all out attacks on Brandy. I'm sure Brandy has them captured for legal purposes.

If anything, the Twitter follower has a case against LeAnn and that is probably why her PR and lawyers are in hyper mode.

LeAnn INITIATED THE CALL'!!!!!!!!!!!!

733 days ago
12.

go home!    

I would like him to comment on the harrassing twitter account called wewenlove that she allegedly created a couple years ago to harrass brandi with. I would like twitter to pull the archives of all of those tweets and especially the one that dean shermet responded to after wewe said it is my one year anniversary and dean said "funny considering we were married at this time last year." I'd like to hear more about that. You get what you give LeAnn.

733 days ago
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how lame    

Celebs should stay off the Internet.

733 days ago
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how lame    

Who the hell is Brandy? And why do people care so much? Eddie cibrian is a zzzzzz list celeb.

She should realize that he is def. not worth going cray cray for and divorce him. Hope she got a prenup.

733 days ago
15.

firebaby    

guess what leann, EVERY celeb (and every non-celeb for that matter) has haters on twitter.... you know what else? THEY DON'T CALL THEM ON THE PHONE!
if sense were common i guess everyone would have it....

733 days ago
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