New Girl star Zooey Deschanel being sued by ex-manager

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SC. Zooey Deschanel Sued By Former Managers. News Source.

By Reporter : 10:14 EST, 17 Dec. 2015 | Up to date: 10:43 EST, 17 Dec. 2015 Zooey Deschanel is being sued by her former administration company.Seven Summits Photos & Administration filed a grievance against the New Girl show star in L.A.UPDATE, 7:45 AM: “The lawsuit filed by Seven Summits is completely absurd and meritless and was filed in retaliation by a disgruntled ex-manager,” said Zooey Deschanel’s lawyer Marty Singer of the complaint filed yesterday in L.A. Superior Courtroom on Wed., in accordance to The Hollywood Reporter.Seven Summits claims they’re entitled to 10% of Deschanel’s earnings from the sale of her entertainment web site, which they guess was sold for $20 million to $30 million. Their four-claim complaint also included allegations by Deschanel that the signature on her management agreement with Seven Summits wasn’t hers — even though the actress had been paying commissions as a client from 1996-2013 and actually up until quite recently However, it seems Deschanel’s official battle with her ex-managers has been going on a bit longer than yesterday’s lawsuit – at least according to Deschanel’s Lavely & Singer attorney. “Significantly, the retaliatory lawsuit was filed approximately a month after Zooey Deschanel filed a petition before the California Labor Commissioner against Seven Summits and its principal Sarah Jackson alleging that they acted as unlicensed talent agents,” the firm says. “Independent of Ms.

Within the suit, company bosses say Deschanel paid a few of the owed commission from New Girl after parting ways with the firm, still the payments have since stopped. Seven Summits additional says in that the actress has claimed the administration company may haven’t been licensed to symbolize her when she 1st started her profession within the late Nineties, which they deny. In the meantime, the actress & her spouse Jacob Pechenik welcomed daughter Elsie Otter 5 many months ago.Zooey & her 42-year-old producer husband, who worked on her film Rock The Kasbah, secretly married in Jun., shortly after saying her pregnancy. … Not a smart legal or publicity strategy.” PREVIOUS, DECEMBER 16 PM: It’s one of the most common complaints in the Hollywood docket – agency and/or manager backs actor on the rise, actor gets big gig, actor leaves agency and/or manager and doesn’t pay commissions from that big gig.

As is usual in these types of things, the management company want former longer term client Deschanel not only to keep paying them their commissions on the Fox comedy. Even though Seven Summits was getting its 10% on the show from the UTA repped New Girl star when she exited them 2-years back, the company’s filing today says that Deschanel provided nothing from the multimillion dollar sale of the female focused start-up this fall to Time, Inc.

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