<p><span></span>If there's one celebrity who won't sit back and allow a journalist to say something false about her, it's <strong>Zooey Deschanel</strong>. The actress decided to fight back against a <em>Los Angeles Times</em> opinion piece, which claimed Zooey made a comment about the royals, <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=prince%20william&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Prince William</strong></a> and <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=kate%20middleton&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Kate Middleton</strong></a>, seeing "the worst of LA" while attending the BAFTA dinner downtown on July 9. </p>
"I am completely and utterly shocked that a professional journalist, whom I have never met, would take a partial quote out of context and use it as the basis for a misguided personal attack," Zooey, 31, wrote in her open letter to Patt Morrison, the journalist responsible.
In Morrison's piece, Zooey was called a "snobby cow" and was quoted as saying "I just don't want them [the royals] to see the worst of LA." Morrison went on to rant about the alleged statement: "What, Ms. Deschanel, you don't have any homeless people there near your Westside home? Or does that not count, because they're on the beach, not the sidewalks?"
But that might be hard for the starlet considering she doesn't even live on the Westside! "In your piece, the character you've created of 'me' is actually pretty funny," Zooey retaliated. "I don't know who this person is, but it seems as if you've borrowed her from the Susan Lucci repertoire. You make so many far-fetched conclusions; for one thing, you state, 'go back to your house on the Westside.' Well, I can't do that because I do not live on the Westside."
For Zooey's full response, click here.
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