Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville has publicly declared her support for LeAnn Rimes — the woman who her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian left her for in 2009 — as the country singer enters an inpatient treatment facility to cope with anxiety from cyber-bullying.
Brandi gave a statement to US Weekly about the news, which read: "I totally support LeAnn's decision to enter rehab — my top priority is my children, and at the end of the day we are a family… LeAnn is their stepmom, and they love her. I am wishing her all the best and I hope she will find what she is looking for while in rehab."
LeAnn’s rep stated that she entered a 30-day treatment facility in order “to learn and develop coping mechanisms” for her anxiety, which may have been partially caused by “a campaign of abuse” she’s experienced on Twitter.
One such instance of alleged abuse came by way of a 20-minute series of recorded snippets from a phone call between LeAnn and a woman with very strong opinions on the subject of her relationship with and treatment of Brandi over the course of her relationship with Eddie. LeAnn was recorded referring to Brandi as “vindictive” and claimed that she’s “not fought back” against Brandi on certain issues, even when she could have.
LeAnn’s attorney Larry Stein spoke to TMZ about the issue and asserted his plans to “take all appropriate steps to address the harm” of the recordings, since unauthorized phone call recordings are illegal in the state of California, but also mentioned that Brandi is not currently a suspect. “I'm not presently looking at Brandi Glanville,” he explained. “I'm looking at the individuals that we know who actually recorded the conversation, and also I'm looking at any individuals who cut and distributed the conversation.”
US Weekly also reported that part of the anxiety which has landed LeAnn in treatment is a “constant feeling of being punished for something” and the fact that “[s]he feels like society has never forgiven her” for what went down between herself, Eddie, and Brandi.
Source: US Weekly, TMZ, US Weekly