Rimes ‘settles privacy lawsuit’

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes has reportedly settled an invasion of privacy lawsuit.

The country singer was suing a California teacher and her daughter for allegedly recording a telephone call between them before uploading it online.

The case was dismissed on Wednesday and the star arranged a deal with the defendants outside of court, reports Radar Online.

The Grammy Award-winning musician was asking for financial compensation from Kim Smiley and her offspring Alexa after the conversation from 2012 became public.

However LeAnn requested that the lawsuit be dismissed on October 28 and it cannot be re-filed.

The Smiley family’s lawyer shared that both sides of the legal battle had resolved their differences and added that there wouldn’t be any further comment.

The representative reportedly asked for the matter to be squashed by a judge in September, pointing out that the call was made in a public place which was a Malibu restaurant.

At the time LeAnn’s side maintained that “at no time did Ms. Rimes consent to being recorded” and California law states all parties must consent to that.

It was not until LeAnn’s input that there was finally some progress with ending the battle once and for all.

Now a jury trial that was planned for June 2, 2014 has been dismissed.

It comes as LeAnn, who is married to actor Eddie Cibrian, is promoting her new album Spitfire.

The 31-year-old recently completed work on her 11th studio album and believes it finally sets straight some of the tabloid gossip swirling about personal life.

“I think everyone’s really written my life for me in the last five years – so skewed and so opposite of the situation. Or they think they know my intentions, so they write those for me,” she explained to Entertainment Tonight.

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