Zooey Deschanel Was Hurt By Gossip About Financial Records

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August 15, 2013 | 3:55am EST

Actress Zooey Deschanel felt violated following her divorce from Ben Gibbard last year after her financial records were splashed across the Internet.
The New Girl star’s marriage to the Death Cab for Cutie rocker was officially dissolved in December and as part of the proceedings, she had to publicly state her income and all of her expenses, including credit card balances.
Gossip bloggers obtained the records and posted the figures online for all to see, and Deschanel admits she was left hurt by the invasion of privacy.
Reports at the time suggested her legal representative was to blame for the numbers becoming public, but the actress insists he was just doing his job.
She tells Marie Claire magazine, “Here’s the thing about that. It is the law that you provide financial records, and they are public record.
“A lot of people said my lawyer made a mistake, and I want to say that my lawyer is a great lawyer, and he did not make a mistake.
“It felt weird, but I feel OK about how I’ve handles my finances. It felt like a violation, but once you get over it, you go, ‘Well, if it’s out there, it’s out there.'”
Deschanel has since moved on to date Dear John screenwriter Jamie Linden.