Verne Troyer filed a $20 million lawsuit against TMZ for posting a portion of his sex tape. Troyer is asking for attorneys’ fees and an injunction prohibiting further circulation of the video. He is also claiming violation of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, violation of right to publicity and misappropriation of name and likeness. TMZ reports:
In the suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in downtown L.A., Troyer claims TMZ violated his privacy rights and infringed on his copyright and trademark by running portions of the tape on TMZ TV and TMZ.com. He also alleges TMZ violated his right of publicity and misappropriated his name and likeness. Troyer says the tape was stolen and ended up in the hands of Kevin Blatt, the guy who distributed “One Night in Paris.” Blatt is also named as a defendant.”
It’s unclear why Verne Troyer is so pissed, because this tape proves he actually has sex. That probably can’t hurt. When he wasn’t doing movies, I assumed he lived in a forest cottage and worked in a diamond mine.
Ranae Shrider (the girl(?) in his sex tape):