LeAnn Rimes Suffers Emotional Breakdown; Lawyer Decries "Merciless, Vitriolic" Cyber-Bullying

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We just learned that LeAnn Rimes is in treatment for anxiety and stress a few hours ago, but apparently it was a long time coming for the country star.

She was, and is, embroiled in a battle that is draining her emotionally.

No, not against Brandi Glanville. LeAnn Rimes feels she has become a victim of severe bullying online and is trying to turn the tables on her detractors.

The 30-year-old has accumulated a ton of offensive Tweets written about her, among a circle of private individuals and is exploring her legal options.

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"There has been this cyber-bullying that has been going on for a considerable period of time," her lawyer Larry Stein told Celebuzz in an interview.

"Apparently, most of this started when LeAnn started dating Eddie Cibrian," he said. "These women have been merciless ... vitriolic in their attacks."

"They don't understand who she is or who she stands for." 

Why LeAnn simply doesn't delete her Twitter or stop reading the @ mentions is an open question, but as for the bullies, these Twitter users are no joke.

There is an actual @blockedbyleann Twitter handle, which calls itself the "official #blockedbyleann fan club" and tracks Rimes' "imminent meltdown."

There's also the Curious Case of LeAnn Rimes blog (lunaticleannrimes on blogspot) and Rumors are flying that a Twitter feud pushed Rimes over the edge.

LeAnn came under heavy scrutiny when she and Eddie Cibrian - both married at the time - had an affair that ultimately led to their own marriage last year.

She and Brandi have feuded publicly on Twitter, and she's battled critics of her actions and body image on a regular basis over the past two years.

While there have been rumors that Eddie cheated and triggered her downward spiral, the more credible reports say she suffered an emotional breakdown.

Her attorney's corroboration of the bullying accusations certainly suggests that played a role as well, even if the specifics are hard to come by.

Some may say she brought it upon herself with infidelity and then engaging with haters on Twitter; others may see Rimes as a victim of truly ruthless individuals and unable to fully escape the backlash due to her celebrity. Both arguments have merit.

What exactly prompted her to check into a treatment facility is probably something only LeAnn knows, but hopefully it's a positive experience for her.

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What does she expect? She's constantly posting bikini pics, bragging about her "wonderful" life & that crap. She created her own mess, & I have no sympathy for the bimbo. Karma is a bitch LeeAnn...if Eddie's not screwing around yet, he will be.........


Sheryl, you need help. Turn the page in your life and get a life😄


Wow, some people are SO mean! I should not be so shocked, but I am. There is no need to be so violently mean about her, shame on you especially to those who live in little glass houses! I hope your children don't go through what she is going through. This needs to stop regardless if you like her or not. Shame, shame, shame on you.


LeAnn, move cursor to "shutdown" and click...it won't stop what they say, but it won't affect you if you choose not to know


Dang limits....
Humans Do Make Mistakes


Aw! Poor little miss whats-her-name. Treating people like their something you scraped off the bottem of your shoe will catch up to you. She hasn't had a hit song in I don't know how long. Meanwhile she runs around in a BIkini all the time trying to be someone she isn't. While trying to make the kids that aren't hers & their mother bend to her every whim. Whatta dip-shit. DO what you do best. Either get your singing career going again, worryabout making your husband happy. Or retire to some trailer park back in Texas. If you are having a problem w/ stress (guilt) quite trying to control others and worry about your husband & career. Lately, you've been pathetic. Your not a California Barbie Doll. Your a girl from Texas.Maybe you & Eddie need to go back to Texas and regroup.


May the Lord continue to look after LeAnn and give her the strength to over come the words out of those who do nothing but tear down her EVERY move. (bowing my head) God bless her always!!! Holly in East Tennessee (a day one fan of her) P.S. I can't wait to hear her new songs! (big smile)


There's haters on here as well. Some ppl aren't happy unless they're putting someone else down. so sad.


Get the help you need, and stay off your Twitter account. Move on.


Its been 2 years give them a break and take care of your own lives and problems. She is a human being so stop being cruel.

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