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Verne Troyer Sues TMZ

6/27/2008 10:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Verne TroyerVerne Troyer has filed a $20 million lawsuit, claiming TMZ violated his rights by publishing and airing portions of his sex tape.

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.

In addition to damages, Troyer wants an injunction prohibiting further dissemination of the video.

Calls to TMZ were not returned.

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John    

Good thing Harvey Levin is a lawyer... wait... "I'm a lawyer!"

2312 days ago
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steve    

good for mini me

2312 days ago
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Bustagut    

"Calls to TMZ were not returned'

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2312 days ago
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David Wilson    

Calls to TMZ were not returned.

Huh.. You are TMZ. How can they not be returned? Walk over and ask someone

2312 days ago
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sunny    

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa calls to TMZ was not returned!!LOL.

2312 days ago
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Spencer Lucas    

I'd Watch His Sex Tape!!! = )

2312 days ago
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Oats    

Go Mini-Me - Kick TMZ's @$$!!!!

2312 days ago
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Twinker    

No "big" deal.

2312 days ago
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Colo.Girl    

I wonder if he read all of our comments?

2312 days ago
10.

des    

um #5 its a joke DUH!

2312 days ago
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Obama Hussein Barak is the Anti-Christ    

Let this be the beginning of many more law suits to come ... it's about damn time!!!

2312 days ago
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edmund kemper    


so this little one's been
displayed on the big screen

and now he's coming
out of the closet ?

i'm sorry, i meant crawling out of
the cupboard with a lawsuit. ?

2312 days ago
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Kelli    

It's ok Vern, it was just a little clip. Glad your PR is handling it for ya. Never go pee in a corner naked again on TV. PLEASE?

2312 days ago
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Roxas    

Well he has to try and get money some how, it looks like the Love Guru isint going to do so well lol, Go back and do all that crappy Z-List stuff like the surreal life little man.

2312 days ago
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Soosie    

That was too fast. It was up yesterday and today the suit is already filed and TMZ knows about it already? This was orchestrated to get more news, attention, traffic to TMZ and the ultimate distribution of this website. It's all an act for money.

The woman in the video is ugly and has no body. This will be her 15 seconds of fame, on a gossip site no less.

2312 days ago
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