Steve Madden is always in trouble.
According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, Zooey Deschanel is suing Steve Madden for $2 million for a deal that would have involved making a line of shoes that Deschanel would have been the poster girl for.
In August 2010, Deschanel’s agent at CAA and Steve Madden made a binding, oral agreement stating that the star would be paid $2 million by the company to front a line of shoes, tentatively called “Zooey’s Shoes and Accessories.” She was told that she would be paid regardless of whether or not the items were actually produced, and that the payment would cover 13 days of work, including a photo shoot for an ad as well as press appearances. As you can guess, the line never came to fruition and Deschanel was told this in October of 2010.
So what do you think? Even though it was only a verbal contract with no real plans set in place, should Deschanel still get money?