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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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16.

Michell    

Can't you just block people on twitter if you don't like them? I don't know, I don't have twitter. If it is such a negative source in your life, get rid of it. Sometimes people are their own worst enemy. Lighten up and take a computer break.

749 days ago
17.

CT    

rimes is crazy ass whore that needs serious mental help.

749 days ago
18.

ShoeGurlie    

K-A-R-M-A!

749 days ago
19.

betty    

Didn't Eddie sue Life&Style for their allegation he was cheating on Leann,Didn't Leann instigate this call and it was on speaker phone.Didn't Leann send Eddie ex wife Cease and Desist letter about statements made about her. This twit uses bullying tactics such as this when she gets caught in lies and BS. Who said she didn't know.it was being recorded. Suing is easy recovery is hard. Leann lies are just catching up with her.

749 days ago
20.

For Sooth?    

LeAnn's team is in free fall and mega spin mode. LeAnn intimated the call after getting the person's personal phone number. So who's the bully now.???? Leann was using foul language. The Twitter follower was only tweeting what everybody knows, LeAnn and Eddie were cheating in both of their marriages and it resulted in Eedie's boys having a broken home. But that seems to be way too much truth for LeAnn. So she got on the phone, in public, and bullied the person in front of her group of luncheon mates.

LeAnn's lawyers are flipping out because I'm quite sure this person has lawyered up. This conversation happened in March or April and LeAnn probably thought that it was not going to surface. Well think again. The real LeAnn is about to be revealed and her PR/Lawyers are frantic.

LeAnn INITIATED THE CALL, PEOPLE, USING THE PERSON 'S PERSONAL PHONE NUMBER'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

749 days ago
21.

For Sooth?    

LeAnn "went away" for damage control ONLY!!!

TMZ is printing headlines from her PR team that must be spinning out of control right now. This conversation that LeAnn initiated with the Twitter follower happened in March or April and LeAnn thought the problem was not going to surface. This will backfire on LeAnn like a ton of bricks.

Brandy could have been in "rehab" ten times over by now if this is all it takes, LeAnn's followers have hounded her as if LeAnn was the victim. And this is exactly how LeAnn's lawyers are playing this new LeAnn debacle. I'm pretty sure the REAL VICTUM has layered up and will turn this story on it's ear. You have not heard the real truth folks, and that's what LeAnn's spinmeisters and lawyers are counting on. Man are they frantic!!!!!!!!!!

749 days ago
22.

anon    

I dont agree Celebs should stay off the internet at all but I do believe Celebs & anyone else needs to be accountable for there actions & what they say.. There are far too many bullies behind there screens & far too many tabloids using same Tactics..

Be careful what you say & how you say it & be prepared to back it up.

Some is fun & just gossip & some is very damaging to others & painful.. KNOW YOUR LINE

749 days ago
23.

Detective. LaToya    

That's what her homewrecking narcissistic ass gets, now only if they would torture the husband as well. Boo hoo hoo.

749 days ago
24.

sluce    

Larry Stein should be disbarred for considering taking this case. Leann Rimes is a very sick woman and needs real rehab - not another cause for attention. Remember when she was a singer instead of a joke?

749 days ago
25.

Namaste    

she's gonna round you all up as jelly hater bullies and sue you all for the negative comments.. don't you know she's a sensitive soul?

749 days ago
26.

Namaste    

y'all better stop posting negative comments here or LeAnn will call you cyber bullies and sue you too!

749 days ago
27.

LisaT    

Hey Leann Rimes, its called KARMA!!! You cheater.

749 days ago
28.

anonymous    

LOL, cheating is always a bitch. I love that post. I was going to say that Leann shouldn't have started something she can't see through. I.e. the consequences of the public's viewing of your cheating ways. You made your bed. Now lay in it sister.

749 days ago
29.

scoopie    

too bad she goes to the same faux church that the Kartrashians go to (and own).. they no doubt deal with anything about sin, cheating, etc. so she's stuck with her anxiety

749 days ago
30.

For Sooth?    

So if LeAnn were to say start out the phone conversation with "OK, bitch, you have five effing minutes to talk" it would not be bullying and/or harass ment, especially if the conversation took place using the other person's personal phone number and the initiater was LeAnn??? If not, then her spinmeisters are worth every penny, hypothetically, of course.

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