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Martha Stewart laughs as she testifies during direct examination by her attorney Eric Deiler at the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday in Manhattan. (March 5, 2013)

Martha Stewart photos through the years

Eight years after Martha Stewart, of Bedford, was released from prison for lying about a stock trade, the lifestyle diva is now facing another legal mess that may not be easy to clean up. Here are some images of Stewart, 71, through the years.

Martha Stewart laughs as she testifies during direct
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Martha Stewart laughs as she testifies during direct examination by her attorney Eric Deiler at the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday in Manhattan. (March 5, 2013)

Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
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Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., center, arrives at the State Supreme Court in Manhattan. Stewart took the stand in the courtroom Tuesday as Macy's Inc. continues its fight to persuade a judge to block parts of her company's agreement with J.C. Penney Co. (March 5, 2013)

Martha Stewart attends a program titled Martha Stewart's
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Martha Stewart attends a program titled Martha Stewart's American Made Program at Grand Central Station in Manhattan. (Oct. 17, 2012)

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Martha Stewart demonstrates various tips during Martha's Stewart's
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Martha Stewart demonstrates various tips during Martha's Stewart's American Made Program at Grand Central Station in Manhattan. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Martha Stewart delivers her commencement speech during The
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Martha Stewart delivers her commencement speech during The University of Phoenix 2012 Graduation at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (June 29, 2012)

Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren and Martha Stewart attend
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Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren and Martha Stewart attend the Ralph Lauren celebration for the publication of "The Hamptons: Food, Family and History" by Ricky Lauren at the Ralph Lauren Women's Boutique in Manhattan. (May 22, 2012)

Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse after Lagasse launches
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Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse after Lagasse launches New High-Performance Kitchen Collection at J.C. Penney at Greeley Square Park in Manhattan. (April 4, 2012)

Christine Baranski, Martha Stewart and Claire Danes attend
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Christine Baranski, Martha Stewart and Claire Danes attend the New York Women In Film & Television 31st Annual Muse Awards at the New York Hilton Grand Ballroom in Manhattan. (Dec. 7, 2011)

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Recording artist/actress Jennifer Hudson signs a book for television personality and author Martha Stewart at the Fourth annual Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai gala at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Headquarters in Manhattan. (Nov. 16, 2011)

Television broadcaster Matt Lauer and television and media
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Television broadcaster Matt Lauer and television and media personality Martha Stewart attend the Fourth annual Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai gala at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Headquarters in Manhattan. (Nov. 16, 2011)

Preston Bailey, Joan Rivers and Martha Stewart attend
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Preston Bailey, Joan Rivers and Martha Stewart attend a celebration for the new book "Preston Bailey Flowers" at a private residence in Manhattan. (Oct. 4, 2011)

Kerry Washington, Martha Stewart and Amy Poehler at
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Kerry Washington, Martha Stewart and Amy Poehler at the Time 100 Gala, Time's 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (April 26, 2011)

Showtime CEO Matt Blank and Martha Stewart attend
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Showtime CEO Matt Blank and Martha Stewart attend the Showtime with The Cinema Society screening of "The Big C" at the private home of Donna Karan in East Hampton. (Aug. 7, 2010)

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Martha Stewart, Betty White and Taylor Swift attend
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Martha Stewart, Betty White and Taylor Swift attend Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. (May 4, 2010)

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Arianna
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Co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington and Martha Stewart attend the Digital Content Newfront Conference presented by Digitas & The Third Act at Skylight Studio in Manhattan. (June 9, 2010)

NBC president Jeff Zucker and TV personality Martha
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NBC president Jeff Zucker and TV personality Martha Stewart attend the IRTS foundation gold medal award dinner honoring Jeff Zucker at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. (March 9, 2006)

Martha Stewart walks with KB Homes chairman and
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Martha Stewart walks with KB Homes chairman and CEO, Bruce Karatz, as she unveils their new line of homes in the Twin Lakes Community in Cary, N.C. Twin Lakes is the first of several communities that KB Home and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. will build and design across the U.S. (March 9, 2005)

Martha Stewart tours her new line of homes
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Martha Stewart tours her new line of homes with KB Homes chairman and CEO, Bruce Karatz, in the Twin Lakes Community in Cary, N.C. Twin Lakes is the first of several communities that KB Homes and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. will build and design across the U.S. The exterior of the homes have characteristics similar to homes lived in by Martha Stewart in New York and Maine. (March 9, 2005)

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Martha Stewart features on the cover of Newsweek
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Martha Stewart features on the cover of Newsweek magazine, seen on a magazine rack in Chicago. (March 3, 2005)

Martha Stewart walks around her $16 million New
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Martha Stewart walks around her $16 million New York estate for the first time in five months in the Katonah section of Bedford. Released from prison in the early morning hours, Stewart is under house arrest for the next five months for lying about a stock trade. (March 4, 2005)

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Members of the media stand in front of Martha Stewart's estate in Katonah, a section of Bedford. Stewart was released from prison early in the morning March 4, 2005, and was placed under house arrest for five more months. (March 4, 2005)

Martha Stewart's estate in Bedford. (Feb. 24, 2005)
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Martha Stewart's estate in Bedford. (Feb. 24, 2005)

One of Martha Stewart's homes on her Bedford
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One of Martha Stewart's homes on her Bedford estate. Stewart, who was to be released from prison after serving a 5-month sentence for lying about a stock sale, would have to spend five months confined in her house in Bedford. (Feb. 24, 2005)

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Martha Stewart addresses a news conference beside members of her board in New York, saying she would seek to serve her 5-month prison sentence for obstruction of justice as soon as possible "to put this nightmare behind me and get on with my life." (Sept. 15, 2004)

Martha Stewart and designer Ralph Rucci at the
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Martha Stewart and designer Ralph Rucci at the 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards in Manhattan. (June 7, 2004)

Martha Stewart leaves the U.S. District Court in
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Martha Stewart leaves the U.S. District Court in Manhattan after being found guilty of several charges. The multimillionaire lifestyle guru was convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to federal investigators. (March 5, 2004)

Martha Stewart glances toward onlookers as she arrives
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Martha Stewart glances toward onlookers as she arrives at U.S. District Court in Manhattan. (March 2, 2004)

Martha Stewart leaves federal court after the first
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Martha Stewart leaves federal court after the first day of jury selection in her trial in Manhattan. Stewart faced charges in an investigation of her sale of stocks of ImClone, a biotech company run by friend Sam Waksal. (Jan. 20, 2004)

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Martha Stewart leaves federal court after pleading innocent
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Martha Stewart leaves federal court after pleading innocent to charges of securities fraud, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice in New York City. (June 4, 2003)

Martha Stewart at the Magazine Editors' Hall Of
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Martha Stewart at the Magazine Editors' Hall Of Fame Gala Awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. (Jan. 29, 2003)

In this court rendering, Martha Stewart, wearing orange,
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In this court rendering, Martha Stewart, wearing orange, glances toward the gallery while sitting with her legal team in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Peter Bacanovic, Stewarts, former stockbroker, is at left. (Feb. 2, 2004)

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