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Zooey Deschanel Accused Of Using Pregnancy To Get Out Of Court Deposition

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Jul. 5 2017, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

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New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is being blasted by her former managers after they accused the actress of using her pregnancy to blow off a deposition in an ongoing legal battle, RadarOnline.com can reveal.

The lawsuit came after Deschanel was sued in 2015 by her longtime managers, Seven Summits, who claimed they had not been paid necessary commissions from the actress' beloved TV show.

The firm then accused the star of blowing off a scheduled court date on April 21, claiming she was due that day.

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Deschanel, who gave birth on May 9, is still refusing to provide any available dates for her former employees.

As Radar can report, the actress fired her managers after nearly 20 years of representation, promising to pay them a 10% commission.

According to the managers, however, no such payment was made.

Seven Summits then sued Deschanel for cutting them off from their TV checks. They also demanded to receive a cut from the sale of her widely popular website, which reportedly sold for tens of millions of dollars.

The 37-year-old bombshell then counter-sued, claiming she didn't owe her former employees a dime and they were to receive no further income from any of her future endeavors.

Deschanel later argued that the agency used her fame for their benefit, saying that at one point one of the company's partners brought strangers into her dressing room in an attempt to impress them and bring in more money for the company.

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Seven Summits fired back once again, claiming no such instances occurred and the actress only received star treatment throughout their business relationship. They demanded the lawsuit be thrown out for good.

On June 27, the agency headed back to court, claiming they had found new information regarding Deschanel's TV income. They alleged she had received a bonus from her hit film 500 Days of Summer, which she kept from them.

Now, Seven Summits is seeking to file an amended complaint in the chaotic legal battle.

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