Mini Me Sues TMZ … Judge Orders TMZ to Remove Sex Tape of ‘Austin Powers’ film Mini Me, Verne Troyer


MINI ME … MINI LAW SUIT. Well maybe its a “major” law suit. As Mini_meone internet website stated, “Well, at least we know that one thing is big about Verne Troyer: his lawsuits”.

Verne Troyer has filed a $20 million lawsuit, claiming violated his rights by publishing and airing portions of his sex tape. Just when one thought that the airing of individuals pics and videos couldn’t get any more weird. One thing is for certain, just because the original clips were taken down does not mean that there are not still pics all over the internet. Or bits and pieces on You Tube. As they say, pardon the pun … the genie is out of the bottle. Which raises the real question,  is there a celebrity in Hollywood who does not have a 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 He also alleges TMZ violated his right of publicity and misappropriated his name and likeness.

A federal judges has ordered to remove video clips of a private sex tape of Verne Troyer. Who is Verne Troyer you ask? He is the actor who played “Mini Me” in the Austin Powers movies. Troyer states that the sex tape was stolen from his home.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez issued a temporary restraining order against TMZ and two other parties allegedly attempting to sell the video after ruling that Troyer “demonstrated a strong likelihood of success” in his suit.

According to court papers, the video of Troyer and former girlfriend Renae Schrider was stolen from the actor’s residence in the last few months and “was never intended . . . to be shown to the public.”

The judge’s order prohibits TMZ, promoter Kevin Blatt and SugarDVD, an online distributor of adult films, from selling or distributing the video.

Judge Enrobes Troyer Sex Tape, There’s one less unnecessary thing on the Internet these days

Judge halts release of Verne Troyer sex tape

VIDEO interview of Mini Me stolen tape fiasco. Interestingly enough the MSNBC story from Keith Olbermann actually has footage of the so-called banned video clips.

A 25-second snippet of video showing Verne Troyer and a former girlfriend having sex that was available online over the past couple of days is all the world will see of the tape — for now.

A federal judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order requested by Troyer’s attorneys that prevents porn distributors from taking orders for the full-length video, and prevents TMZ from broadcasting any more clips.

UPDATE I: TMZ allowed to repost portion of actor’s sex tape

The Mini Me sex tape is now a go for It appears that the website had gotten permission from the other half of the sex duo starring in the tape. However, the best story in all of this foolishness has to come from This is perfect, “The moral of the story is: You know your throw away joke has horribly backfired when you are sent a temporary restraining order.”

The woman in a sex tape featuring Verne Troyer – best known for his role in the “Austin Powers” movies – says she allowed celebrity Web site TMZ to broadcast snippets of the tape.

Troyer’s ex-girlfriend, Ranae Shrider, signed a declaration filed in federal court in Los Angeles stating the tape was created with her video camera. Her statement prompted a judge to allow TMZ to reinstate a post featuring snippets of the tape.

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Mini Me Sues TMZ … Judge Orders TMZ to Remove Sex Tape of ‘Austin Powers’ film Mini Me, Verne Troyer”

    1. Carpe on June 28th, 2008 5:11 pm

      What is he squawkin’ about? It was a Short!!!

    2. Scared Monkeys on June 28th, 2008 5:41 pm

      Carpe, are you saying that Mini Me may be up for the following Oscar … Best Live Action Short Film??? ;)


    3. Carpe on June 28th, 2008 10:13 pm

      That’s exactly it, Red.

      Hey, ya know how funny life can be sometimes?

      Joran is hung like an ant. I bet you dollars to

      doughnuts… that little Vern Troyer fella is

      sportin’ one like a silverback gorilla!!! LOL

    4. richard on June 29th, 2008 6:12 am

      Well, who took the tape in the first place?

      I read stories like this and feel that there’s some kind of disconnect in my mind … as though the battery that powers understanding wasn’t included in the package.

      Wouldn’t be bad to wind up with $20 million, before or after taxes …. Can’t imagine that anyone would want to see a video of me “at it,” though. Will have to get ye olde publicity machine at work….

    5. richard on June 29th, 2008 6:14 am

      Frankly, the whole thing sounds contrived.

    6. Scared Monkeys on June 29th, 2008 7:21 am


      I tend to agree … the thing sounds like a PR stunt.

    7. Brenda on June 29th, 2008 8:18 am

      I don’t know which disgusts me more…the thought of that little creature having sex, or the fact a female human was willing to participate….
      SM: Creature? Last time I checked he was human. People who are height challenged are allowed to date and have sex just like everyone else. What is disgusting that the tape would be exploited for profit or PR.

    8. A New Girl on June 30th, 2008 12:00 am

      Just my lousy 2 cents worth…but I also recall Verne being exploited before when one of those TV Magazine “Insider” programs aired a tape of him several years ago….drunk out of his skull and riding a little ATV. He made a complete fool of himself, but as SM points out—what was worse was the explotation of his drunken stupor being “caught on tape”. Oh, yeah—how funny—a midget under the influence of alcohol…riding a motorbike and people actually laughing at him. Even up to the point, that he was so inebriated…he passed out and someone had to assist him to a bed to pass out and sleep it off….Now—a sex tape??? Why are people so deviant, cruel and SICK when it comes to profit and the almighty dollar????

      Sad, truly.

    9. brenda on June 30th, 2008 8:24 am

      Dear SM, He may have a human form…but he’s a creature in every other way to me. Has nothing to do with his height. I also lump that disgusting Gene Simmons in there with being a “creature”. Anyone without a moral compass IMO is leaning towards loosing their humanity so to speak.

      Too bad, but you’re 100% wrong on my feelings. I”m not as small-minded as you wish.

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