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Heidi Klum

I May SUE

Over New Topless Pics

9/20/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Heidi Klum
is really upset over brand new topless photos that have been published in a French magazine ... claiming her privacy was violated a la Kate Middleton ... and now she's seriously considering filing a lawsuit.

The photos have surfaced on several websites ... showing Heidi on vacation in the south of France with her bodyguard boyfriend ... sans bikini top.

There's just one problem ... it's unclear which French magazine published the original pics.

Sources close to Heidi tell TMZ ... the supermodel's camp is on the hunt for the source publication ... claiming her right to privacy was violated because she was on a private and secluded beach at the time the pics were taken. 

Sound familiar? We're told Heidi is comparing her situation to that of Kate Middleton ... who also believes she was the victim of privacy invasion when a paparazzo snapped topless pics of her while she was sunbathing at a private chateau in France.

We're told ... just like Kate, Heidi wants to sue someone's ass ... but realizes she might have better luck if she waits for Kate to blaze the legal trail. 

Long story short -- if Kate's legal attack is successful, Klum can simply copy her playbook ... and if it's not, she can learn from Kate's mistakes.

Supermodels -- they're not as dumb as you think.

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What You Really Want To See    

Flaunting you body for a living all these years and now your offended? yeah, sure, I get it.

680 days ago
2.

Jordan    

Here I thought that France was the safest place on the Planet according to halle berry now nude photos of kate nude photos of heidi oh ya and i forgot french embassy's and schools closing because of terrorist threats. Good thing Halle berry is trying to convince everyone how safe france is.

680 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Kate Middleton has an absolute gaggle of Royal Lawyers, that obviously intimidated the French courts into requiring the publisher to hand over the topless pics of her, which is a bit foolish, considering that the pics have also gone viral in countries other than just France. This is so much bullkrap, because privacy laws are pretty much the same everywhere. They usually go like this:

If you are inside a dwelling with the curtains closed, and a photog uses a telephoto lens to peak through a tiny unsecured opening in those curtains, then that would be an invasion of privacy, because you had an expectation of privacy. If, however, your curtains are wide open, then it would not be an invasion of privacy, because you are technically allowing for a visual air space. If you are out of doors, then you do not have an expectation of privacy, because nobody can own visual air space. That is why people erect fences and walls, because anyone could sail by in a boat, they could fly overhead in an airplane, they could be engaging in telephoto photography, or they could be engaged in binocular-watching from a distance. The absence of the "expectation of privacy" no longer exists once you step out from behind those curtains.
Heidi has been a celebrity for a very long time. She knows the lengths that paparazzi will go to in order to catch sensational photos of her, so I do not accept her claim of victimization.

If celebrities want to sunbathe without clothing, and be protected from having that nudity posted on the internet, then they need to come together and lobby to change existing laws. The reason they don't do that, is because they need to be publicized to stay relevant.

You can't have it both ways.

680 days ago
4.

David    

I should sue you for exposing your saggy tits and pretending to be a lady. And pretending to have a woman's body. Your tits are nothing compared to those of real women. Are you sure you're a woman? I've seen bigger tits on chubby boys.

680 days ago
5.

Jay Singer    

Why should she be so upset about her bodyguard boyfriend being photographed topless?

680 days ago
6.

CubanB    

Nobody wants to see her old flapjacks

680 days ago
7.

LadyN    

The answer to all this is very simple. Keep your freaking clothes on when outside! If you're a celebrity, you KNOW the paps are out there. Why is so shocking when they publish pictures that YOU let them take. I am sick of hearing about these people suing and feeling like their privacy has been invaded. If they want privacy, they can stay inside with the drapes shut. It's a small price to pay for being mega rich and living a charmed life.

680 days ago
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Jordan    

If you use google earth and take a picture of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless from your computer from a different part of the world is that considered invasion of privacy.

680 days ago
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Fibb    

Heidi Klum, I saw you on the price is right yesterday, & Damn your looking OLD & ROUGH. Besides that you looked totally clueless on that show.. Man if you had to go from seal, to boinking your bodyguard, there must be some serious mental issues going on there.

680 days ago
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Blue Lake    

Oh she's plenny dumb, dating a dude who got busted texting while driving. How long till he kills the whole family?

680 days ago
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sickntired    

Oh Paleeeeze!! Who the hell does this fame whore think she is?? She has been flaunting her nearly naked body all over runways, t.v. and magazines for years....who gives a sh*t about looking at her nasty azz boob............she is NO royalty and surely has NO CLASS. She must be upset that Kate is getting attention...........a bit jealous??

680 days ago
12.

Truth    

OH MAN, THE BITCH CAN STFU ALREADY... LIKE SRUSLY. SHE'S DONE TONS OF NUDIE MODELLING FOTOS PLASTERED ALL OVER THE F*CKING NET. NOW SHE CLAIMS IT'S AN INVASION OF PRIVACY. YEA, RIGHT - NOT WHEN THERE'S A DAMN PAYCHECK DANGLING IN FRONT OF HER LONG GROWING NOSE. CHECK THESE NUDIES OF HEIDI. METHINKS THE BIOTCH IS A HYPOCRITE TO THE MAX. HOWEVER, SHE DOES HAVE A NICER BOD THAN 40 YR OLD KATIE MIDDLETON, JUST SAYING. #TRUTH!!
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http://goo.gl/LBzrC

680 days ago
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FukUall6787    

well i just look up her topless pics not that bad but i really don't like small perky T1Tz on a woman its a major turn of for me i mean she is nearly flat chested now i am not going to lie the pics gave me a little woody in my pants but still not feeling the small Titz at all,she's average in the face but i would still ht that f i ever had one chance with her alone.

680 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

You know Seal leaked the pics. I can imagine what he's going to do next.
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Phishie from Philly

680 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Heidi, the leaked tit*ty pics are just a itty bitty problem. Literally!
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Phishie from Philly

680 days ago
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