Mini-Me Sex Tape Spawns Lawsuit

We don't want to write about this any more than you want to hear about it: Verne Troyer is hopping mad at the release of parts of his sex tape.

According to Troyer filed suit against -- no fair guessing how TMZ got the scoop on this one -- alleging that the website violated his privacy rights and infringed on his copyright and trademark by running stills and video from a sex tape online.

In the suit, filed Thursday (June 26) in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Troyer claims that the tape was stolen. Kevin Blatt, who secured the tape and was reportedly planning to distribute it, is also named as a defendant. Troyer claims that cease-and-desist letters were sent to TMZ before and after the site broke the story and were, apparently, ignored.

Troyer is asking for $20 million in damages -- more than the actor's new film, "The Love Guru," made in its first weekend of release -- and an injunction preventing additional dissemination of the video.

As of Friday morning, the footage from the sex tape was still up on TMZ. We only checked to make sure it was there, but we didn't watch. That seemed unnecessary.

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