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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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31.

hugh    

What other celebrities take their twitter followers out to lunch? That right there is extremely weird.

751 days ago
32.

For Sooth?    

LeAnn's people better hope that they got to one person in particulattract was in attendance at the restaurant table where the whole conversation took place. I mean,
You have to ask yourself, people, how did leAnn get this person's phone number in the first place. Someone and/or everyone at that table knows, and so does the Twitter person LeAnn called. Just sayin'

751 days ago
33.

Grumpinmcpunkkin    

OMG! For real? This is getting out of control. And getting old. Girl, stay off twitter!!

751 days ago
34.

Unbelievable    

Seriously, is Leanne's career in shambles? Why on earth would she fall for gossip BS online?If the tweeter folks were giving her such a hard-time, why not just cancel account and move on? Shouldn't she be busy with real dilemmas such as making music and performing/concerts and real life stuff than worrying about what people on the Internet are saying about her? Geesh, I just don't get it. This is terribly creepy...

751 days ago
35.

I'm Not A Lawyer    

Why is it illegal for someone to tape LeAnne Rimes conversation as only one party was aware of the conversation being taped & not illegal for Oksana to tape Mel Gibson without informing him that the conversations were being taped?

Jus' Sayin'

751 days ago
36.

Sweetness    

Leann is bat **** crazy.
Karma is a bee sting that hurts.
she called Ms.Smiley and started this twitter girl fight.
rehab for stress ? I do not think so.....
Now Eddie can get all the Poon Tang he wants
while the crazy ass wife is in a little white coat
and padded room.
normal people do not act this way.

751 days ago
37.

JR Jake    

that goes under the heading of 'screw you and the horse you rode in on'. These celebrities flaunt their crud all over the streets of our minds through video, mags, TV, radio, music and anything else; and now someone is a little torqued because they are finally tapped. Everytime we turn around they are in our faces. My life has been invaded SO MANY times, I am thinking of putting up turnstiles in all of my entry ways, This is garbage.

751 days ago
38.

Straight Talkin Texan    

The harrassers definitely need a reality check!

751 days ago
39.

For Sooth?    

IF this goes to anything like a trial LeAnn's people might have something in regards to the taping. But maybe if LeAnn had the convo. on speaker phone that might mitigate it. Does anyone know? I do believe though that LeAnn's team will not like it when this conversation is played out in court so I believe they are playing it out in the press instead. Again, I'm just being hypothetical here. I believe there was a decent size group of people listening to it at the
restaurant table. I mean would it look good for Leann IF she were to call Brandy something like super vindictive, as if LeAnn was the one being cheated on? Again, just giving a hypothetical. You can hop on over to Celebitchy and get the real scoop.

751 days ago
40.

For Sooth?    

How did LeAnn get the personal number of the "Twitter Follower" you might ask? Well, one person in particular at the restaurant table knows, and so does the "Twitter Follower". LeAnn's team knows too and they don't want it leaked. They better subpoena the whole table, but I don't think that will work in their favor AT ALL.

751 days ago
41.

Amanda    

Not sure how anyone's personal life is their business. Any decisions that she makes in her life, has no effect on us whatsoever. The cyber bullying thing is going way to far, it sounds to me that these *******s need a good swift kick in the face. I think you have to be a horrible person to feed into someones insecurities on purpose.

751 days ago
42.

lindy    

Eddie left Brandi for a horse? Wow.

751 days ago
43.

Bitch please    

She is sooooooo ugly. She has that druggie trailer trash look. She should go on Jerry Springer. After all she is a home wrecker. Perfect for Jerry Springer.

751 days ago
44.

SpeakTheWord    

The horse face biotch called them. So if they recorded it ....oh well.

751 days ago
45.

marti    

I'm team Brandi
LeAnn is a ho

751 days ago
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