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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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Dancin E. Hansen pk,ny    

yo , the fact that vern got some cochie is amazing , go mini ,go mini. , not a good stud name. lol

2258 days ago
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Pooikeken    

It's always the little ones that have something to prove- "Divine" from the movie Lust In The Dust"

2258 days ago
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amanda    

Is this for real??? As if anyone WANTS to see this LITTLE flick anyway. He is disgusting and so is she. All he is trying to do is get some quick money from TMZ because he knows that he sure won't be getting any from the sales of this so called sex tape......

2258 days ago
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cant believe the stupidity    

Poor little guy, nothing is sacred anymore. Everyone should be happy for him. How many people with disabilities get to make it with a hot chick.

2258 days ago
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Anonymous 4.12.08 Expect us    

LOL, funniest thing I've heard of in a long time. Isn't this the exact same person that was filmed urinating in a closet on that stupid reality show, so drunk he couldn't drive his scooter, but he's worried about a sex tape? He's just trying to get free publicity. Mini me, it's been done before, you're embarrassing yourself. Just shut up and enjoy the free press, you stupid little f'ck. LOL

2258 days ago
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OCD    



Looks like Verne didn't make the tape to make money off of it. And he's pissed.

Little guy, big trouble TMZ. Ha-ha-ha!

2258 days ago
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betch    

Come on! To put this simple, DON'T DO A HOMEMADE SEX VIDEOS IN THE FIRST PLACE. That way the tape won't end up at some crazy hands!

2258 days ago
128.

Liz    

This does not suprise me at all!

After reading the Dallas Morning News this morning, I was thinking Dr. Phil might have grounds for a suit against TMZ. Yes, your name was mentioned in the paper TMZ and the story you did on George Michael's concert with Dr. Phil and Robin being booed and leaving the concert!! Damn, get your facts straight. They did not leave and the whole jest of George calling Phil out was that he had no rythm...................It is obvious that you do not care for Dr. Phil but, must you tell a totally different story? Not sure who your source was....................I guess there are several sides to what happened. I am going with the Dallas Morning News!

2258 days ago
129.

B    

Hmm... I saw this on Headline News last night as well. Says nothing about CNN in the story.

2258 days ago
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Java Dude    

What a little prick. No I mean it, what a short little stubby prick. He should only be able too for an amount of money no taller than he is $2500. Besides if you do not want a sex tape public do not make one.

2258 days ago
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Johnny Johnkins    

Eww his pee pee must be so small. Like the size on an eraser on a pencil...

2258 days ago
132.

Carla    

"Calls were no returned" You guys make me laugh.

2258 days ago
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Jack Kramsey    

Kevin Blatt is my hero!

2258 days ago
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Cheryl    

Verne is sick and stupid for even thinking this was not going to get out! I don’t know why he is trying to sue TMZ; he needs to be thanking TMZ for even making him the talk of the town! Sh** this should help he’s career, so be thankful Verne, we can’t stand to look at you and you’re an has-been, but smile and be happy that your in the spotlight once again!

2258 days ago
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Abby    

unhealthy voyeurism? ..Harry ...tsk tsk tsk...lol

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