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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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31.

BellaBoo    

See, I just don't agree in this case... it seems obvious she's not in a very secluded area.. I understand she wants privacy, but her entire fortune has been made by showing her body in public ways.

Celebrities just want it both ways, it seems. This doesn't compare for me to the Kate situation,

734 days ago
32.

pookie    

this bitch is so annoying these days. i also had no idea how stupid she was until she started yapping about she just got married on a gut instinct. altho it doesn't surprise me.

734 days ago
33.

OooooNooo!    

If you air-out "the girls" on the beech, not get all huffy if somebody takes a picture.

734 days ago
34.

malia    

SHE'S AN IDIOT!! The future queen of England (Kate) I can kind of understand that one but Heidi... finish having sex with your body guard and shut up!

734 days ago
35.

Sandra     

Whatever!! What's with these woman going topless and then carping about pictures that were taken and published !! Perhaps semi nudity should be reserved for indoors only as you can bet there are people waiting for a photo opportunity!!

734 days ago
36.

flmermaid    

Heidi plasters half naked pictures of herself photoshopped all over the place in magazines and on the internet. I guess she is pissed off that these topless pictures weren't photoshopped like the rest and don't put her boobs in the best light. After having 4 kids, those boobs have to be deflated. I think she just wanted to jump on the privacy bandwagon so she can be put in the news again.

734 days ago
37.

anon98765    

Seems like she's just trying to get money now, she's never cared about being topless before. She's said before that people in the US are too uptight about nudity. There was one instance where she was topless at a pool and was upset that the staff asked her to cover up b/c others were uncomfortable. She's been photograpphed topless at a beach many times before. So why is she all of a sudden shy about it?

734 days ago
38.

TheVolleyballGod    

Really this low rent air head needs to go away, she is low class and flaps her stupid mouth so much

734 days ago
39.

jared phillips    

Does anyone really want to see a pair of 40 year old saddlebag tits?

734 days ago
40.

Rusty Shackleford    

big surprise, people are always watching and following you with a camera, so you have no expectation of privacy if you take your clothes off in public, or outdoors, or anywhere besides your own home.
#attentionwhoreingisyourproblemnotpoparatzi

734 days ago
41.

Msaleze    

I would think any judge, even a French judge, would laugh her out of court. Jump on the bandwagon for publicity, Heidi! You can't act all righteous and violated when you've spent more than half your life publicly flaunting pictures your naked or semi-naked body.

734 days ago
42.

Lydia    

How can she sue the whole has seen her boobies. Beside in the USA you can't sue if you let them see ur boobies...???...In France you can sue if they take a pic of your boobies.

734 days ago
43.

LANZOH    

Here is a crazy thought...what if people stopped taking their tops off out in the open OR stopped bit#$!ng about it when paps take pictures of them doing it??

734 days ago
44.

Honeys Booboo    

Those pepperoni nipples remind me it's Pizza night.

734 days ago
45.

Jackson    

After flaunting her body for years and showing her lady bits numerous times it's pretty hypocritical....

733 days ago
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