Washington, Aug 2 : 32-inch-tall American actor Verne Troyer's ex Ranae Shrider has lashed back at his accusations that she was brutal and cruel.
Troyer, 39, had accused her in his lawsuit of inflicting emotional distress and of having been violent with him.
"This lawsuit is ridiculous and riddled with lie upon lie from Verne Troyer and his camp," Usmagazine.com quoted Holly Bannon, a rep for the aspiring actress as saying 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," her rep had added.
The 2'8" actor is seeking 20 million dollars in damages and his lawyers commented that the actor feared for his safety after Shrider once held him against his will.
"When you pick up a 2'8" human being and throw him to the floor, it hurts," Troyer's lawyer told TMZ.
But Bannon has a different view altogether on what went on in the relationship.
"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," she said.
"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?" she added.
The suit comes after Shrider admitted she had leaked a clip of a sex tape she made with Troyer. The actor settled a lawsuit he filed against a porn broker that will prevent distribution of the tape.
Asked how he feels about Shrider, he told Us: "Hate is a good word."