Did Verne Troyer Sell Off Sex Tape To Help Pay Down $280,000 Tax Debt?

The math is adding up much better today in the Mini-Me Sex Tape "Scandal" that so devastated our frail culture this week, especially now that we're learning more about the $283,000 in taxes that Verne Troyer reportedly owes in California and Michigan. It's kind of a stunning amount in relation to the 32-inch-tall actor, but considering the $20 million lawsuit he's leveled at the part-time porn purveyors at TMZ, at least it looks like he might come out ahead once Uncle Sam gets his cut.

Which, apart from unanswered questions after the jump about Verne's junk, is the most important thing:

The state of California filed a $26,812 lien against Troyer on April 25 for unpaid taxes. Troyer owes taxes from 2004-05, according to the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds office.

The IRS filed a $256,551 lien against Troyer on March 26, 2007, for unpaid income taxes. He owes taxes from 2003-04, according to the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds office.

His side: Troyer could not be reached for comment. His former manager, Elena Fondacaro, said the tax issue is being addressed. "Some of that is false information," she said. "It's taken care of —it's being handled —I should say. It's not as bad as it looks."

But what about... you know. How does that look? Troyer's ex-girlfriend and scene partner Ranae Shrider wasn't having any part of it in an interview this morning with a DJ in Tampa; "They were together six months," her manager intervened, "So he must have made her happy." Thank God, we guess — we'd hoped to have not given our retinas for anything less.