Troyer's Girlfriend Speaks Out

Bob Preston
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — In the wake of Verne Troyer's sex tape revelation, the girlfriend of the diminutive "Austin Powers" star has come forward to dispel rumors about him.

Chief among these rumors was the notion that the 2-foot-8-inch Troyer was disproportionately well endowed. Ranae Shrider, who shares an apartment with Troyer, dismissed such claims.

"The only thing I'm going to say," she said while speaking on a morning radio talk show in Tampa, Fla., "This is all I'm going to say. As previously reported on interviews made by him, it is definitely not a tripod."

Shrider also said that she and Troyer never authorized the release of the sex tape, which they claim was stolen from their apartment. Troyer also sued gossip website TMZ for their role in distributing the tape.

U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez has ruled in Troyer's favor, writing that Troyer's motion "demonstrated that he will suffer irreparable harm to his reputation" if the tape is distributed.

In response, TMZ removed a 25-second clip of the video. Another post describing the actor's lawsuit remained active.

SugarDVD had offered Troyer $100,000 for the right to broadcast the 50-minute sex tape.