Mischa Barton apparent victim of 'revenge porn'

Mischa Barton's lawyer sent out a warning to anyone potentially shopping around nude footage of the actress.

“It has been reported that naked or sexually explicit images of Ms. Barton are being ‘shopped around,'” attorney Lisa Bloom wrote in a statement released via Twitter on Tuesday. “Ms. Barton does not consent to any disclosure of any such images. She believes that she was recorded without her consent by someone she was seeing at the time.”

The letter continues, “There’s a name for this disgusting conduct: revenge pornography. Revenge pornography is a form of sexual assault, and it is also a crime and a civil wrong in California. And we will not stand for it.”

The statement comes a day after the Daily Mail reported that an X-rated video of the 31-year-old “O.C.” actress was being offered to the highest bidder, starting at $500,000.

Bloom also warned that she and her client would go after anyone who “attempts to traffic” the photos or videos.

“I am very proud to represent actress Mischa Barton, who is courageously standing up for her rights,” Bloom wrote, ending the letter with a final word of warning: “You proceed at your peril.”

The early part of 2017 has been a difficult time for Barton.

In January, she reportedly was hospitalized for a mental evaluation after being caught on camera hanging over a fence and ranting about her mom being a “witch.” At the time, she explained the bizarre behavior by saying that she’d been drugged while celebrating her birthday with friends.

In February, she accidentally crashed a U-Haul truck into a carport in West Hollywood.




Mischa Barton blasts 'disgusting' ex-lover for peddling 'REVENGE PORN' sex tape recorded without her consent

Mischa Barton has said the sex tape of her being shopped around Hollywood is 'revenge porn' and was recorded by a former lover 'without her consent'.

Through her lawyer the troubled actress branded those who are shopping the tape around porn companies as 'disgusting'.

DailyMail.com revealed exclusively Monday that an x-rated video, which shows Barton having sex with a dark haired man, is being offered to the highest bidder with the starting price of $500,000.

The footage is being touted to online porn companies, with a number of porn industry giants considering the offer.

But today Barton's lawyer Lisa Bloom hit back in a statement, she said: 'Ms Barton does not consent to any disclosure of any such images. She believes that she was recorded without her consent by someone she was seeing at the time.

'There's a name for this disgusting conduct: revenge pornography. Revenge pornography is a form of sexual assault, and it is also a crime and a civil wrong in California. And we will not stand for it.'

Respected civil rights attorney Ms Bloom threatened those attempting to 'traffic' the tape, saying, 'we will come after you'.

She added: 'We will fully prosecute you under every available criminal and civil law. You proceed at your peril.'
The x-rated video, which shows Barton having sex with a dark haired man, is being offered to the highest bidder with the starting price of $500,000.

The footage is being touted to online porn companies, with a number of porn industry giants considering the offer.

Kevin Blatt, Hollywood’s sex-tape broker, was approached by a third party with the video.

He told DailyMail.com: 'The tape is being shopped around porn valley, the asking price is $500,000.

'I know that at least three large online porn sites, YouPorn.com, Porn.com and RedTube.com have reviewed it and they're all seriously considering the offer.

'I've seen stills from the video, it's clearly Mischa in my opinion.

'She's seen performing a sex act on a guy and can be seen having sex in various positions.'

It's not clear who the man in the video is and Barton has not stepped out with anyone publicly in recent months.

It's believed the video was shot at a private residence in Hollywood within the past year.

Barton is seen wearing a grey hoodie and nothing else having sex on a double bed with a man wearing just a black t-shirt.

The explicit footage appears to have been shot in a bedroom, the bed has a leather padded headboard and mirrored panels, while coffee cups and an empty bottle of Gatorade litter a bedside table.

Adding to the less than glamorous surroundings, there's also a flier on the table for CURRENT: LA, Los Angeles' first city-wide Public Art Biennial.

Sources close to the star fear for her emotional well-being, should the video be leaked online.

One source told DailyMail.com: 'This is the last thing Mischa needs. Her name has been dragged through the mud enough times, she doesn't need a sex scandal right now.'

Barton, 31, has had a series of private meltdowns this year that included screaming in her backyard while hanging over a fence and damaging her apartment building with a U-Haul moving truck.

The star had appeared to have sprung back to life, though, in a stunning photo shoot earlier this month.

The OC vet looked in great form as she was snapped wearing a skimpy string bikini while posing for a bottled water company on the shores of Huntington Beach, California.

But yet again it is her private life that continues to trouble the New York native.

The Beautiful Life: TBL star, who came to fame with 1999's The Sixth Sense, crashed a rented U-Hail truck into an apartment building in mid-February.

The Notting Hill actress was moving out of a building where she had been living in the same neighborhood.
Barton moved all of her belongings into the U-Haul truck and drove to another building located right below the Sunset Strip hitting an overhanging beam as she did.

According to TMZ, her old neighbors complained that Barton was disruptive 'to the point cops were called every few months.'

The star's outing came just weeks after she had a 'meltdown' in her backyard where two of her neighbors called 911 saying that Barton had threatened to kill herself.

Barton later claimed that she had been given the date rape drug GHB following the incident, which led to her being hospitalized after paramedics arrived on the scene.

In previously released footage of the meltdown, which appeared to be filmed by a neighbor, Barton could be seen ranting and raving while she hangs over a fence in her backyard.

The actress could be heard wailing as she rocked back and forth, even calling her a mother a 'f*****g witch.'

'Ah, planet Earth. Um, bye,' Barton says at the top of the video. 'Like, like anybody. Oh my God, it's over. I feel it. And it's angry.'

Barton then falls off the balcony and back onto her patio, but quickly gets back up.

Despite all the problems in her private life, the London-born beauty has been very busy with her career with four films in post production and she has just completed Monsters at Large, a family film with Stephen Tobolowsky.


Lawyer says Mischa Barton is the victim of ‘revenge porn’

Mischa Barton‘s lawyer sent out a warning to anyone potentially shopping around nude footage of the actress.

“It has been reported that naked or sexually explicit images of Ms. Barton are being ‘shopped around,'” attorney Lisa Bloom wrote in a statement released via Twitter on Tuesday. “Ms. Barton does not consent to any disclosure of any such images. She believes that she was recorded without her consent by someone she was seeing at the time.”

The letter continues, “There’s a name for this disgusting conduct: revenge pornography. Revenge pornography is a form of sexual assault, and it is also a crime and a civil wrong in California. And we will not stand for it.”

The statement comes a day after the Daily Mail reported that an X-rated video of the 31-year-old “O.C.” actress was being offered to the highest bidder, starting at $500,000.

Bloom also warned that she and her client would go after anyone who “attempts to traffic” the photos or videos.

“I am very proud to represent actress Mischa Barton, who is courageously standing up for her rights,” Bloom wrote, ending the letter with a final word of warning: “You proceed at your peril.”

The early part of 2017 has been a difficult time for Barton.

In January, she reportedly was hospitalized for a mental evaluation after being caught on camera hanging over a fence and ranting about her mom being a “witch.” At the time, she explained the bizarre behavior by saying that she’d been drugged while celebrating her birthday with friends.

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