Verne Troyer, Mini-Me, Sues TMZ Over Sex Tape

June 27, 2008

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Dr. Evili's Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, has filed a lawsuit against TMZ.com over a sex tape...Boston (ChattahBox) – Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Dr. Evili’s Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, has filed a lawsuit against TMZ.com over a sex tape.

The lawsuit states that the 39-year old sent several letters to TMZ.com before and after the site decided to post parts of a sex tape which he recorded with his former girlfriend.

Troyer stated though that all of his letters to TMZ were completely ignored.

Troyer filed the multimillion dollar federal lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

He stated that TMZ violated his privacy rights, and also infringed upon his copyright and trademark.

Also named in the lawsuit was Kevin Blatt, who distributed the sex tape.

Mini-Me is seeking $20 million in damages, as well as attorney’s fees and an injunction to stop the tape from being shown again.


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