Mini-Me's camp just got a mini-extension.
Lawyers for Verne Troyer convinced a California federal judge to grant a week's extension of a court order temporarily barring a porn dealer from distributing a sex tape the pint-size actor made with former gal-pal and wannabe actress Ranae Shrider.
The original order had been set to expire on Monday. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez agreed to give the dueling parties more time to work out an amicable settlement.
Troyer's lawyer, Tracy Rane, has said that the actor does not want the "full tape" made public, and the extension doesn't mean that he's changed his mind.
The Austin Powers henchman filed a $20 million federal lawsuit last month against One Night in Paris peddler Kevin Blatt, TMZ.com—which posted a clip of the salacious footage that the judge had briefly taken down only to reinstate later—and porn distributor SugarDVD, aiming to block the release of the X-rated romp.
The latter defendant reportedly had been offering $100,000 for the rights to the 50-minute tape. SugarDVD remains forbidden from entering into any deals to disseminate the tape or accept any orders.