Real Housewives' Kelly Hit With Bling Suit

She stole jewelry design, claims former colleague
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2009 5:47 AM CDT
Real Housewives' Kelly Hit With Bling Suit
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)

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.
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