Verne Troyer is suing his ex-girlfriend and partner from the infamous sex tape, Ranae Shrider, for battery and fraud.
The mini star of the "Austin Powers" films is accusing Shrider of battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and fraud among other complaints.
In the lawsuit that his attorney Ed McPherson is planning to file in court, the 5'5" tall Shrider allegedly harassed the 2'8" tall actor, which made him feel unsafe and afraid in his own home.
Troyer, 39, claims when he broke up with Shrider, she refused to move out of his house until he gave him money. But when he did, she just cashed the $3,000 check and still refused to get out. The actor had cited incidents when he had locked himself in his room to discouraged Shrider from physically harming him.
McPherson tells TMZ, "When you pick up a 2'8" human being and throw him to the floor, it hurts."
Also, when their sex tape had made its way on the Web, the actor alleges that Shrider had phoned him crying and told him that she was shocked by its broadcast and a thief must have stolen it from her house. However, TMZ showed an affidavit signed by the ex-girlfriend that contradicts all she said to Troyer and that she was the one who gave the tape to the website, hoping to profit from it.
Other defendants who allegedly tried to broker a deal for the sex tape's sale are also included in the lawsuit.
Troyer is asking for a minimum damage of $20 million.