Zooey Deschanel Sued By Seven Summits Pictures & Management For Denying Commission
One more legal case is rocking Hollywood. New Girl star Zooey Deschanel has been sued by Seven Summits Pictures & Management in the context of forgery.Advertisement
According to the Summits Pictures team, they were deprived the commission for “New Girl” and other major deals. The firm also mentioned that it owed money for the website “Hello Giggles,” owned by her.
The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday. The suit suggests that Zooey Deschanel refused to pay 10% of her earnings from October, when Hello Giggles was sold. The star also stopped paying commission for “New Girl” from November.
The agency has mentioned, “Seven Summits managed the Defendant Zooey Deschanel’s (Deschanel or Defendant) career from 1996, when she was an unknown actress, until 2013, by which time she was one of the most famous actresses in the world, a Grammy Award-nominated singer, and the co-founder of a successful entertainment website ‘Hello Giggles.’”
Deschanel has claimed that her signature was forged on the contract. According to the firm, it was just to avoid paying commission. They mentioned in the lawsuit, “As an excuse, Deschanel is claiming that the signature on the agreement is not hers, an allegation that is false, as indicated by the fact that Deschanel actually paid commissions pursuant to that agreement for many years.”
Seven Summits Pictures & Management has served Zooey Deschanel for 17 years during her struggle to become a star. However, she accused them of getting work for her when it was not legally allowed. The firm said that even if it is true, it cannot be grounds for forging commission.