LeAnn Rimes just filed a lawsuit against two women she claims illegally taped a conversation with her and then spread it across the Internet.
TMZ has obtained a copy of the suit … filed in L.A. County Superior Court. Rimes alleges Kimberly Smiley and Lexi Smiley are supporters of Brandi Glanville — Eddie Cibrian’s ex — and engaged in a campaign to trash her when she hooked up the with Eddie.
This Spring, LeAnn claims she called Kimberly in an attempt to stop the negative Internet activity. During the conversation, LeAnn says she attempted to be kind and said she wanted peace.
LeAnn alleges Kimberly and Lexi illegally and secretly recorded the conversation and then released out-of-context excerpts, painting her in a “false and negative light.” They also allegedly made statements that LeAnn was “crazy and delusional.”
LeAnn is suing for invasion of privacy.
Well first, I don’t mean to sound all negative and stuff (I know, right?), but I think this is precisely the thing that LeAnn might be wanting to avoid focusing on, what with being self-hospitalized for anxiety and stress, you know? I can’t imagine a lawsuit to be very restful and relaxing, even though it’s being handled by her managers and stuff. What a mess.
Also, because she’s suing for “invasion of privacy” and not something like “libel” or “slander,” it leads me to believe that the story we ran yesterday about LeAnn’s erratic, rehab-prompting behavior (both in person and on the phone) is completely and entirely true. Which I thought to be the case from the get-go, but no matter how much you “dislike” a celebrity, I don’t think really anyone ever wants to see someone go through this kind of crap, you know?
Get well, LeAnn—and get the hell away from those who just aren’t healthy for you. HINT HINT.