Verne Troyer, who plays "Mini Me" in Austin Powers movies is suing celebrity Web site TMZ.com and others for $20 million over an already infamous sex tape that he says was stolen from him and posted online.
Troyer who will be starring in another Mike Myers film, “The Love Guru,” filed the suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. He reportedly appears in the sex tape with former girlfriend Renae Shrider. Also named as a defendant in the suit is a movie distribution company, SugarDVD; and promoter Kevin Blatt, who last made headlines as the guy who was reportedly wheeling and dealing Paris Hilton’s 2004 sex tape.
The tape was posted on TMZ on Wednesday, with a headline that included the words “avert your eyes.”
Troyer, 39, is 2 feet, 8 inches tall (0.81 meters).
Troyer is seeking $20 million in damages, claiming the tape was stolen from him and that TMZ violated his privacy in posting it. He also wants to block distribution of the tape and demands that it be removed from the Internet.
TMZ officials were not immediately available to comment.
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