LeAnn Takes High Road on Rumors

Rep calls 'stalker' comment defamatory
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2009 8:30 AM CDT
LeAnn Rimes gets ready to perform at the ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert in honor of George Strait on Monday, April 6, 2009, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – LeAnn Rimes responded to accusations that she's stalking her co-star and rumored lover—by not really responding. The singer tells People, “I’m a classy woman, I’m never going to battle anything out in the press.” Earlier yesterday, Rimes’ rep called the stalker comment, leveled by Eddie Cibrian’s wife, “incredibly defamatory.”

Rimes continued, “I have respect for everyone that is involved and everyone's family, including my own. I would never want to hurt my husband or anyone else with more lies dragged out in the press.”