Real Housewives' Kelly Hit With Bling Suit
She stole jewelry design, claims former colleague
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 20, 2009 5:47 AM CDT
Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice hugs Kelly Bensimon as they arrive for the annual Great Sports Legends Dinner in New York last year.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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(Newser) – Headline-grabbing former model Kelly Bensimon has been slapped with a lawsuit claiming she stole a design for a jewelry line that she's been hawking on the hit show Real Housewives of New York City. A former colleague of Bensimon says she created the owl pendant that's the basis for the reality housewife's baubles. The news comes a month after Bensimon was charged with giving her boytoy a black eye during an argument.