20ZOOEY GOT SUED FOR HORSING AROUND
In 2014, Patty Parker filed a suit claiming that after leasing her horse to Zooey Deschanel for $13,000, the horse was, “a shell of [his] former self… injured and unusable.” Deschanel denies that she is responsible for Literati’s ailments and insists that she, “fully complied with each and every provision set forth
in the lease.” Furthermore, Zooey claims she returned the horse in good condition. If only they’d done a walk-around inspection like they do for rental cars!
A veterinarian testified on Deschanel’s behalf, saying it’s impossible to know what really caused Literati’s suspensory ligament injury. Moreover, Literati satisfactorily performed in a competition after the termination of Deschanel’s lease. As of January 2018, they had yet to settle the case.