The Verne Troyer saga continues. He might have been able to keep his sex tape out of our faces, but now he’s got something even more personal to handle. According to recent news reports, Troyer filed on Thursday against ex-girlfriend Ranae Shrider for intentional infliction of emotional distress and battery, stating that Ranae allegedly picked a lock on his bedroom door, pushed away his motor scooter, and threw him to the ground.
Shrider’s rep Holly had quite a lot to say– enough to make her sound like she’s taking it on herself:
“This lawsuit is ridiculous and riddled with lie upon lie from Verne Troyer and his camp. 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.’
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.”
I think a simple “no comment” probably would’ve been better in this case! Verne is suing for $20 million– let’s see how it goes this time around.