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Zooey Deschanel sues shoemaker over endorsement deal

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Published: Sun 19 Dec 2010, 4:40 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 12:19 PM

ACTRESS/SINGER ZOOEY Deschanel sued shoemaker Steve Madden claiming she’s owed $2 million from an August endorsement deal she signed with the company.

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the 500 Days of Summer star claims her CAA agent Christian Carino negotiated an oral $2 million deal with Madden for the company to use the actress’s name and likeness in connection with shoes and accessories.

When the company later tried to re-negotiate the deal down to $1.5 million, Deschanel agreed but the company allegedly never paid her.

She claims she’s owed her fee plus up to 5% of profits.

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