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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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166.

MJP    

For the love of god...take that creepy picture off of here!
It gives me the heeby jeebys.

2127 days ago
167.

we will miss MJ    

#171: This site is so slow because TMZ is backed by Warner bros and they use HP servers which total SUCK ass that's why the site is so slow and crashes all the time. I feel sorry for Vern can anyone imagine being like 3ft tall and looking like him in hollywood, at least he's getting hot regular size women and not hanging with his fellow little folk.

2127 days ago
168.

A Noun    

Why sue over such a little thing?

2127 days ago
169.

Nayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy    

"HeHe" - Dude STFU! Do u really need to post the exact same crap 15 times? No one laughed at it the first time...no ones laughing the 15th time. Hell u posted the same thing on the first "report" showing the video! Not funny. Now go away troll.

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Ok i have to agree this all came on pretty fast. Ive worked for plenty of companies who have been sued and really 24 hours from report to court is just a tad fast. Sure if ur sued u find out fairly quickly but the next day? Um no. Vern might have big money but not that big. And speaking of big...nevermind. I wont go there. Im already scared for life from the vid clip. I dont want to think about "little Vern" anymore!

2127 days ago
170.

Veronica    

Actually Mini Me kind of looks like Harvey in that picture! LOL

2127 days ago
171.

Lalaland    

Vern is a freaky lizard--he must have torn her a new belly button with his manhood.

2127 days ago
172.

Bruce    

I never thought Vern would ever stoop so low!

2127 days ago
173.

TMZ FAN    

Mini me just wants some attention ... His 15 min are almost up

2127 days ago
174.

TMZ FAN    

Verne is so full of CRA*P.. He just wants attention... I think TMZ should call for a boycott ..

2127 days ago
175.

betch    

One night with Lady and the Troyer-amp.

All she have to do is play with his tiny macroni and mini-meatballs. Verne could climb in her vagina and do the pinkie thing when he slides out.

2127 days ago
176.

Victoria    

Good Lord! That skank really wanted to get noticed....I wouldn't be surprised if SHE released the tape.

2127 days ago
177.

Bryan Wynn    

It was only a matter of time before TMZ got sued.

2127 days ago
178.

aden    

Maybe once Mini-Me owns TMZ's ass I'll visit the website more often. Kick TMZ's ass, Mini-Me!

2127 days ago
179.

Bunny    

Awww, "little people luvin'"!

2127 days ago
180.

trickytricky    

oh TMZ. you tricky tricky people for not returning calls. whatever shall be done

2127 days ago
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