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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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JENSPAL    

LMAO I think #5 is having a blonde moment. "Calls to TMZ were not returned" was a joke! Get it? ROFLMAO

2249 days ago
17.

Al    

....uh, maybe in small claims court?

2249 days ago
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JENSPAL    

Pssssssssssssttt...#13? TMZ would know about the lawsuit this quickly because Verne filed the lawsuit AGAINST TMZ.

2249 days ago
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Cabo    

Just saying "Verne Troyer" and "sex tape" in the same sentence makes me GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGG!

2249 days ago
20.

FlBiker    

Did he file this in "Small Claims Court" ?

2249 days ago
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Lara    

Oh I hope he wins. That would be so sweet.

2249 days ago
22.

Whatever    

I want to know how did this guy even knew a tape was even made in the first place??? Seems to me, only 2 people knew it was made and where it was at.

2249 days ago
23.

Dev    

I think Mini Me should have sued for 1 Biiillliiiion Dollars!!!

2249 days ago
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sicko Lambert    

maybe small but can't f#%^% around with him! Just like they say, "the quietest one, can't..."

2249 days ago
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ariel    

So, if he didnt want the tape to get out- why did he make it?? It got out, and thats his problem, NOT TMZ's.

Stupid people, but you cant be mean to him..he's only like two foot tall. :)

2249 days ago
26.

Mrs Butters    

Look at me ma,I'm on top of this skank!

2249 days ago
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EJ76    

Oh Please! Get a hold of yourself little man! Dont make a sex tape available--you wont have any issues. No one one wants to see ur 3" member. So its ok u obnoxious little dwarf-deal!

2249 days ago
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JessBcuz    

I'm lovin the "Calls to TMZ were not returned" line!!! LMAO!!! Awww man, hopefully us bloggers dont get sued...for, eh, hhmm...what could I have done wrong....oh hey!.....juss for being grossed out!!!!

2249 days ago
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Mrs Butters    

"are you in yet?"

2249 days ago
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LOL    

LOL this is hilarious doesnt mini me know the founder is a lawyer?!? i mean come on he even says it at the end of the show hes all like "Im a lawyer!" LMAO..this should be interesting for sure..calls not returned haha :] this is AMAZING! why havent more people done this...

2249 days ago
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