Troyer's Close Call After Bathtub 'Sexcapade'
6 July 2008 7:04 AM, PDT
Actor Verne Troyer almost drowned when his ex-girlfriend tried to spice up their love life with a romantic bath.
Aspiring actress Ranae Shrider, who stars in a recently leaked sex tape with Troyer, wanted to surprise the diminutive actor with a sexy soak during an Easter break at the luxury L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.
But the two foot, eight inch (0.81 meter)-tall Mini-Me star struggled to keep his head above the water after joining Shrider in the bathtub.
She recalls, "I thought it would be fun to do it in the tub. Sadly, I almost killed him.
"While Verne was watching TV I ran the bath, emptied a bottle of bubbles in it and called him in. But the bubbles were so thick and high that once he climbed in, he got lost under the water and I couldn't see him.
"As he disappeared under the water, I heard this tiny yelp for help.
I could just hear him crying, 'Ranae, I can't see! Get me out, I'm drowning!' I was frantic and started to scoop the bubbles out so I could find him.
The bath was only about three feet deep but for someone of Verne's size, it was like he'd fallen into the deep end of a swimming pool - and he can't swim.
"I put my hand under and eventually felt his bald head and hauled him out. I couldn't believe I'd tried to do something sexy and ended up almost killing him. He looked like a drowned rat."