School Teacher Sued By LeAnn Rimes Falling On Hard Times

Kimberly Smiley, the California school teacher being sued by LeAnn Rimes, admits that the legal battle is putting a financial strain on her family. Smiley is being sued for allegedly taping a phone conversation without LeAnn's consent.

"We are just an average family trying to make ends meet each month," she told "We are faced with a lawsuit from a high priced powerful Beverly Hills attorney and trying to find an attorney has been hard."

Smiley adds: "This is no big deal to LeAnn, who has gotten the attention she wants, but to us this is stressful and embarrassing. We didn't want the attention. Now we plan to fight back and try to recoup our money and our reputations. Her publicity stunt won't be looked kindly on by the legal system."

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