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'Real Housewives' star claims Spanx owner ripped off her control tops: Craziest reality TV lawsuit?

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They're getting their pantyhose in a bundle ...

"Real Housewives of New York City" star Heather Thomson, who happens to be the creator of Yummie Tummie, claims billionaire Spanx Inc. owner Sara Blakely (figuratively) ripped off her patented control tops, WWD reports. We've never been a fan of uncomfortable shapewear to begin with, but Blakely is a billionaire, so these ladies must be on to something ...

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