Mini Me Sues TMZ Over Sex Tape

Troyer claims playing stolen tape violated copyright, privacy rights
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 27, 2008 10:00 AM CDT
Verne Troyer poses with "The Love Guru" co-star Mike Myers.    (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – "Mini Me" actor Verne Troyer filed a $20 million lawsuit yesterday against celebrity web outlet TMZ and the guy who distributed the infamous Paris Hilton sex tape for publishing portions of his own raunchy video, which he says was stolen. Troyer claimed his privacy and trademark rights were violated, TMZ reports. In addition to damages, Troyer is seeking to prevent further dissemination of the video, which features him and his former live-in girlfriend.