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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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ohmygod    

if you don't want your willy seen, then don't make video's.. it's as easy as that, btw anyone want to buy my video?

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182.

Mommymonster    

Eeeew...the visual has burned my brain!!! Ick!
Normal people don't MAKE sex tapes. The celebs all do one in hopes it would get stolen and give them a name. Disgusting.

2207 days ago
183.

say what    

actually this isn't tmz nor levins first lawsuit. i do believe anna nicole smith's mother is suing them for the horrible awful lies they spread about her on this site after anna died.i hope she ends up owning tmz AND levin .

2207 days ago
184.

Madi    

Well if you guys think TMZ sucks so bad, why the hell are you on here? I Love TMZ!

And if little Vernie poo didn't want his junk all over the internet he should have been a little more careful with that video.
"Waaaaa, I'm a tiny perverted alcoholic D-list actor that made a sex tape that turned out funnier than all Austin Powers movies combined, and now it's on the internet and my perfect, serious image is ruined!"

He probably set the whole thing up, released the video HIMSELF, knowing that at least a few entertainment sites were going to make fun of it (because it's effin' hilarious!....and disgusting), and was ready with lawsuit in hand to jump on the first major company that broke the story.

Guess you gotta make money somehow. Maybe, after he stops suing people for his own mistakes, he could be a wheel cleaner at a carwash or something. Dream Big!

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185.

WIcked    

I also filed a lawsuit against TMZ for damages due to me being forced to burn my eyes out with sulfer and salt to make the pain and images of the tape go away.

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186.

Rusty Cox    

He looks like a Minni Crack Baby now, LOL

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187.

Rusty Cox    

He looks looks a MINNI CRACK BABY now LOL

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188.

Hal    

OMG - who would ever have sex with that freak!

2207 days ago
189.

Waldo    

You guys are hilarious!!! Calls to TMZ were not returned!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH

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190.

Annie    

This coming from the "little" guy who peed in the corner on national tv!!! Who cares who sees it, I highly doubt anyone will really see "it" anyway!!

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191.

paulkersey    

he is using the ''law suit''as a publicity stunt to promote the sex tape that he is trying to sell. it was not stolen. it's a lie. wake up everybody.

2207 days ago
192.

O.J. Simpson    

Hate to say it but... he's kind of right

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193.

GLOEJ23    

TMZ. WILL NO RETURN CALLS (HILARIOUS...) U GUYS ARE TOO FUNNY, LOVE THE SHOW.

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194.

Chris    

Good, hope he creams you jerks.

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195.

TMZ Staff Are All Deuche Bags!!!    

Don't Worry Verne Your'e Mini "Mini" Wont Be Shown On TMZ Youll Be "Alright" "Alright" "Alright" "Alright" "Alright" "Alright" .

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