Actor Verne Troyer is suing his ex for… $20 Million dollars, aspiring actress/model Ranae Shrider, claiming she beat him.
Verne Troyer who is 2’8″ and weighs 40 pounds, accuses the 5’5″ 110-pound Shrider of intentional infliction of emotional distress and battery. Troyer, 39,is asking for $20 million in damages.
“When you pick up a 2’8″ human being and throw him to the floor, it hurts,” Troyer’s attorney, Ed McPherson, told TMZ.
Troyer feared for his safety and “did not want to go into his own home without having someone else accompanying him,” according to the court documents.
The papers describe one instance in which “Shrider grabbed [Troyer] very forcefully by the arm, held him against his will, and did not let him get away from her.”
Troyer and Shrider made headlines in June, when Ranae Shrider leaked the sex tape onto the internet.
Troyer says, “I haven’t done anything except stay in my house. The fact that I could be close to somebody and for them to do this is the biggest thing that gets me.”
Ex-girlfriend, Ranae Shrider, is firing back at the little guy saying, “This lawsuit is ridiculous and riddled with lie upon lie from Verne Troyer and his camp,” Holly Bannon, a rep for aspiring actress Ranae Shrider, tells Us Magazine in a statement. “It is in our opinion a transparent attempt to secure as much publicity as he can from his less than average career in the wake of his most recent failure in The Love Guru.”
Verne Troyer is seeking $20 Million in damages in his abuse lawsuit against Shrider.
But Bannon tells Us, “the only abuse that ever occurred in their household was that of emotional abuse inflicted upon Ranae and her dog Lacy on the occasions when he hit Ranae and her dog with his ‘reaching sticks’ or kicked them when having one of his drunken rages.
“This alleged abuse certainly has not seemed to affect his recent round of interviews or his golf swing over the weekend. Is this not the same man who is renown as a professional stuntman in all his movies?”
Troyer recently opened up about the humiliation he experienced after the sex tape footage surfaced.
“I put all the trust in her,” Troyer said. “She kept the tape in her camera on top of the closet where I couldn’t even reach it!”
Asked how he feels about Shrider, he replied, “Hate is a good word.”
Do you guys think Ranae Shrider exploited Verne Troyer to achieve her own fame?