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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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61.

jane doe    

TMZ, Now you're into "short films"? lol
Is it just Me or does Anyone else thinks He looks sickly lately?
Maybe His Habit needs to be funded?

2217 days ago
62.

Michelle Hilton    

That tape was straight up nasty anyways....uhgg!!! I still feel wrong for watching the little bit of the clip i did see.Please TMZ Don't ever show it again!!!!!!!!

2217 days ago
63.

p1tey1    

'Calls to TMZ were not returned.' LOL!!!

2217 days ago
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US_DOJ_Gov    

I have to ask . . . .

Does the sex-tape show Mini-Me's penis ??

If so, what are the "Measurements" ??

Cuz, I've always wondered about that . . . .

Anyone know ??

2217 days ago
65.

fj    

BELLY BUTTON LOVE


His lil pepee fits perfect in her belly hole! More disgusting then
this little freak is this grown ass women having so called sex with
freak boy! Women will do anything for money- get pee'd on eating poo
poo , donkey sex and now mini me Wow!
I am so glad i have a penis! Belly button love whooohu


Skank tell us how does mini's ass taste?

2217 days ago
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its a black problem    

The little runt will be in court for decades going up against Levin, TMZ, and Fox. Nice try little man, but you arent scaring anyone off---the damage to you has been done. You will forever be thought of as a creep for making that film of yourself and than letting it get out.

Mike Myers run as far and as fast away from him as you can, or also be dubbed a creep too. Too bad your new movie bombed and wasnt funny. Your magic seems to have gone the way of Eddie Murphy's.

2217 days ago
67.

its a black problem    

Suing? That guy should go hide out for like the next 20 years. Everyones laughing at him about that tape. I cant wait for the whole thing to come out and he'll really get piled on. He deserves it for being so stupid.

2217 days ago
68.

Shea    

We should all sue VERN for making it!! The single most DISGUSTING THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! And that was just twenty seconds. Ugh!

2217 days ago
69.

nira k    

#13 You got it exactly right. Fess up TMZ

2217 days ago
70.

campy    

What if.....not saying it was.....but what if the 'tape' was made for the sole purpose of it being intentionally leaked? Hmmmmn!? How about them apples?

2217 days ago
71.

LOL    

Hey Vern - have your lawyers explain to you what 'fair use' means. Your lawsuit is a joke and so are you.

2217 days ago
72.

tom    

Yes, please no desemination! Especially from you, Verne.

2217 days ago
73.

lixxygirl    

Vern and Screech must both take the public for fools!D'uhh,could he,himself have released his own gross tape, just to make some $$$$$$$$$$....nah... only whore celebrity wanna-bes.... broke,drunk,has-beens do that kinda thang,..right Screech??!!!???And btw....who the hell wants to see dat chit anyway???

2217 days ago
74.

Miera    

Every time you called the line was busy, riight, Harvey? This is the fuNNIEST THING I HAVE EVER read on TMZ. I love it!

2217 days ago
75.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

As funny as that "calls not returned" line was, creds to TMZ for throwing it back at him with that pic!!!

2217 days ago
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