Rimes Settles Legal Battles in Time for Wedding

LeAnn Rimes’ lawsuit against her father Wilbur Rimes — her former manager and producer — has been resolved, The Tennessean reports. Wilbur and Belinda Rimes, LeAnn’s mother, will walk their 19-year-old daughter down the aisle when she marries dancer Dean Sheremet on Saturday (Feb. 23) in Dallas. LeAnn accused Wilbur and his business partner, Lyle Walker, of stealing at least $7 million of her earnings. The suit with Walker was settled last year. No details were released on the settlement between daughter and father. As previously reported, LeAnn recently resolved separate lawsuits against a former bodyguard and her label, Curb Records. Rimes has been working with pop producer, songwriter and artist Desmond Child on a project Curb hopes to release this year. She announced her engagement to Sheremet in December. No other wedding details have been made public. 02/21/02