Zooey Deschanel Sues Steve Madden for $2 Million

Celebrity Style Dec. 18, 2010 AT 11:23AM
Zooey Deschanel Sues Steve Madden for $2 Million Credit: Jason Merritt/FilmMagic

Zooey Deschanel and Steve Madden got off on the wrong foot.

The 30-year-old 500 Days of Summer actress filed suit against the popular shoemaker in L.A. Friday, alleging that the company made a $2 million endorsement deal with her in August that never came to fruition.

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According to TMZ, Madden later told Deschanel they couldn't get retailers to support the deal, so they renegotiated for $1.5 million.

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Deschanel insists she held up her end of the bargain, including turning down other deals, but Madden never paid her the $1.5 million owed. In the lawsuit, the She & Him singer claims she was also promised a percentage of Madden's profits if sales reached a certain level.

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