Actor VERNE TROYER's sex tape partner RANAE SHRIDER has fired back at the star after he accused her of abuse in a lawsuit filed on Thursday (31Jul08).
The aspiring actress was named in the $20 million (GBP10million) suit, which claims she intentionally inflicted emotional distress and battery upon Troyer - by releasing explicit footage of them together and beating him up, the CM reported.
But Shrider is refuting the claims.
Her spokesperson says in a statement: "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.
"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 renowned as a professional stuntman in all his movies?"
Shrider admitted to leaking a clip of the former couple's sex tape just in June (08).