Shapewear showdown! RHONY’s and Yummie Tummie’s Heather Thomson vs. Spanx creator Sara Blakely

Heather Thomson at the US weekly honors the most 25 most stylish New Yorkers of 2012 in New York City, USA.

Yummie Tummie creator Heather Thomson and Sara Blakely, the creator of Spanx, are going head-to-head over a tank top. Thomson, who stars on The Real Housewives of New York City, claims that Spanx has ripped off her Yummie Tummie slimming tank and she’s ready to fight tooth and nail to make sure that justice is served.

“I won’t be bullied and I won’t lie down. I will fight it as hard as I can with my last breath I will fight this,” Thomson tells ABC News. “My heart dropped,” she adds of her discovery of the similar Spanx product. “I was like ‘Oh my god, Spanx is knocking me off.'”

Earlier this year, attorneys for her company Yummie Tummie wrote a cease and desist letter to Spanx and last night, Thompson wrote an open letter directly to Blakely which she posted on her official website. “I needed to write it down, woman to woman, how I feel about this,” she explained.

Heather Thomson's open letter to Spanx creator Sara Blakely

Blakely has filed a complaint of her own in the Northern District Court of Georgia, claiming that Thomson’s trademarks on the slimming tanks are not valid.

A Spanx spokesperson told ABC News, “Spanx has not infringed on any valid patent, and we will continue to make fabulous products for our loyal fans.”

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