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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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16.

miu    

Heidi is not prude, she has no familybackround that forces her to behave like.. i don't know, maybe like a princess?
She loves media attention, she has no problem to talk about her boobs, no problem to talk about "the package", no problem to talk about sex in the closet... no problem to shoot videos and pictures half naked. Hell, she's been a lingerie/bikini model!
She has the same privacy rights as Kate, of course, but i doubt that she really cares about those pictures. It's more likely she knew she was photographed. There is a diffrence between a beach and a house... Kate thought she is only with her husband and Heidi was on a beach with many eyes that could see her boobs.

701 days ago
17.

Grumpy49    

Are you kidding? Her body is her life. She always shows it off. What a joke. She is really mad because she didn't get paid for them.

701 days ago
18.

Debster    

Don't like the publicity? Keep your damn clothes on. Case closed.

701 days ago
19.

verlinda    

Hard to sue when you're actually posing Heidi

701 days ago
20.

really! really?    

The situations are totally different. Klum was flaunting her naked body in the presence of total strangers on a nude beach. Kate was topless with only her husband in what she thought was an intimate setting. Klum has no case whatsoever.

701 days ago
21.

Globb    

Kate did have a case as the photos were indeed taken on private property. However, there's no such thing in France as a "private beach"! ALL beaches are public places. I bet u she wont get a case.

701 days ago
22.

Spicy mag    

Nobody really cares about your boobies anymore. This ain't 1995.

701 days ago
23.

Big D    

Seriously? Who doesn't have a topless picture of Heidi Klum?

701 days ago
24.

billy    

Super model MY ASS! She's a monkey lover....

701 days ago
25.

CANDICE_L    

Good for her, sue them Heidi.....surely privacy invasion has to have limits.

701 days ago
26.

KNUCKLEDRAGGER    

Heidi is still hot.

701 days ago
27.

pat    

I always thought that this girl was kinda classy. But lately ( since her split ) she seems like she wants to put herself out there and be on all the gossip sites.


Needy-like.

701 days ago
28.

Northerngirl41    

First of all, if your going to be the future Queen of England and if your the daughter-in-law of the late Princess Diana, know you are hunted by the Paparazzi at all times. Shouldn't be rocket science to you that you have to be careful wherever you go with these s***s of the earth. High powered lenses on cameras should have been the clue for you not hang out with your man topless at a friends house your borrowing.

701 days ago
29.

Truth    

JUST COMPARED HEIDI AND KATIE'S TITTIES... SAME CUP SIZE. TOO BAD BOTH APPEAR IN THE A-SIZE RANGE. NO DOUBT BOTH MUST HAVE ROLLS OF TISSUE PAPER TO FILL OUT THE BRAS.. JUST SAYING. #TRUTH!!

701 days ago
30.

who dat    

Not that hot anymore. Past her "best if use by date".

701 days ago
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