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Mischa Barton opened way up during an appearance opposite Dr. Phil on Monday.
Among the topics touched on by the trouble former star of The OC:
Her recent mental breakdown; a sex tape an ex-boyfriend is threatening to leak; and all the misconceptions about her floating around out there within the public realm.
First, of course, we have to talk about that sex tape.
Barton believes it was recorded without her knowledge by a past lover named Jon Zacharias.
In an earlier press conference, both Barton and her attorney referred to Zacharias’ motivations for releasing the footage online as a form of “revenge porn.”
Said the actress a few weeks ago about the scandal:
“This is a painful situation and my absolute worst fear was realized when I learned that someone that I thought I loved and trusted was filming my most intimate and private moments, without my consent, with hidden cameras.”
She reiterated a similar sentiment on Dr. Phil yesterday.
“I feel very conned by the whole thing. It’s somebody I trusted, somebody I thought I loved,” Barton said, confessing that she had only known Zacharias for a total of “3 or 4 weeks” when she slept with him on tape.
Barton takes responsibility for her decision to let Zacharias into her life, saying she got too close to him too quickly during an especially vulnerable period.
“People have a way of finding you,” she said.
“They can really work their way into your lives if they have an evil purpose like this in so many different ways. And you can be manipulated in so many different ways.
“It’s just absolutely shocking that they would want to and that they would have this kind of master plan from the second you meet somebody that you have to now fear or think that they might be trying to do something like that to you, and that’s horrible.”
Barton believes the sex tape filming was pre-mediated.
In her sit-down with Dr. Phil, Barton doesn’t shy away from the other reason she made headlines this winter:
She suffered some kind of mental breakdown in January, with neighbors claiming she was rambling incoherently in her backyard and some reports alleging she was barely wearing any clothing at the time.
“The paramedics said I showed all the symptoms of [date rape drug[ GHB, and I know I was drugged,” she insisted. “I’ve never behaved like that from drinking or anything, but I am certain.”
Barton detailed on air how she awoke at Cedars Sinai Hospital after blacking out during the “terrifying” and “horrifying” experience.
“I certainly didn’t want to kill myself,” she told Dr. Phil when asked if there was anything she’d like to clear up about the situation.
“I want to make it very clear that I would not lie about these things. It’s just not in my character.”
The actress has been through a great deal over the last decade or so. She was arrested for DUI in 2007 and was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold in 2009.
Does she regret those incidents? Yes.
But she also blames members of her entourage/team who should have been keeping a closer eye on her while she was taking medication.
“One of the biggest misconceptions is that I’m a spoiled rich girl,” she says, adding:
“People find it convenient, they attach you to one particular thing. So I suppose that.
“And yeah, the fact that people think I’m crazy. That’s another good one.”
It’s been easy to make a lot of fun of Mischa Barton over the years. But we really do wish her the best.
Mischa Barton has never been the sanest celebrity, regular saying and doing questionable things, but we can’t help but feel sorry for what’s been happening to her over the last few months.
The 31-year-old opened up to Dr. Phil about the emotional distress she has been going through at the potential sale of a sex tape featuring her and an ex-boyfriend engaging in, well, sexual activity.
In the interview, the former The O.C actress confirmed that one of her friends let her know about the tape’s existence several months before.
“It got to me because somebody came up to me on the street and said ‘There’s something I need to tell you,'” she explained.
“And I didn’t believe it at first; I couldn’t believe it because I loved this person and I didn’t believe it was possible, and I later learned that it was entirely possible.”
Barton must have felt her world crashing down around her when she first heard the tape existed. Add in the fact that the tape was being shopped around with $ 500,000 being the asking price; it must have been horrid.
“It was obviously complete emotional blackmail, but it was one of those things where I need to distance myself from all of these people immediately because there’s not much you can do; it’s really out of your hands, and it was a crime,” she said.
If what Mischa is claiming, is true, she could have a chance at taking the perpetrator down via the legal route.
“It really is a serious crime to tape people without their knowledge like that, and I had made a mistake to put myself in that situation with that person, so I just removed myself from it as quickly as I could.”
“And then it just continued to be complete emotional abuse after that, for like the last several, several months.”
The man in question who recorded the video is apparently Jon Zacharias. To date, there has been no evidence to suggest it was that man who was shopping the video around.
However, Barton has claimed he was secretly filming their sex sessions during their relationship. That’s not very nice, is it?
Mischa’s attorney recently spoke out about the incident and revealed her client had nothing to do with the project being shopped around.
More recently, the star won a restraining order against the release of such move.
What do you think about all of this? Sound off below!
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Mischa Barton REALLY does not want her sex tape to go public.
We know, we know: you’ve heard that before, right?
Heck, Kim Kardashian still tries to claim that she was appalled by Ray J releasing the former couple’s videotaped banging.
But Barton is serious. She’s taken steps past sex tape stars such as Kim never dared to take in an effort to keep her private parts private.
Earlier this week, talk of a Mischa Barton sex tape hit the Internet, with The Daily Mail confirming that footage of the actress and an unidentified male having intercourse was being peddled for $ 500,000.
This wasn’t idle chatter.
Through her lawyer, Barton acknowledged that someone did film her having sex, against her will.
And she was adamant that the tape never see the light of day.
“Ms. Barton does not consent to any disclosure of any such images,” attorney Lisa Bloom said in a statement, adding on Tuesday:
“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.”
Bloom then went on to define this term.
“Revenge pornography is a form of sexual assault, and it is also a crime and a civil wrong in California. And we still not stand for it.
“I have a message for anyone who attempts to traffic in these photos or videos of Ms. Barton; we will find you, and we will come after you.
“We will fully prosecute you under every available criminal and civil law.”
Take note, people: THAT’S how you respond when you truly do not want your sex tape to be released.
On Wednesday, Barton herself spoke on the video, referring to the ordeal as a “horrific experience.”
She sat alongside Bloom to announce that she had filed for emergency restraining orders and a related police report.
“This is a painful situation and my absolute worst fear was realized when I learned that someone that I thought I loved and trusted was filming my most intimate and private moments, without my consent, with hidden cameras,” Barton said.
“And then I learned something even worse, that someone is trying to sell these videos and make them public.”
TMZ, meanwhile, has obtained two restraining orders Barton was granted against two men:
- Jon Zacharias.
- Adam Shaw.
The star said in her legal documents she started dating Jon last October and says he took videos of “us having intimate relations, photos of me naked in the shower, and other videos and photos of me unclothed.”
These were all taken without her knowledge or permission at the time.
Barton eventually dumped this loser and started dating Adam, a former friend of Jon’s.
The ex-OC actress says Adam told her Jon had bragged to him about the explicit videos and photos.
She also says Adam (who turned out to have been forging her name on checks) copied the pictures and videos and tried to erase them from Jon’s computer.
Barton told the court that both men are lame and desperate and are most likely responsible for this scandal.
In response, a judge ordered both idiots to stay away from Mischa and prohibited them from selling, distributing, giving away or showing any of the videos or photos.
In reference to Jon, Bloom said during yesterday’s press conference:
“Because Ms. Barton had dated him, we contended that she was protected under California’s laws against domestic violence, which prohibit all forms of abuse by a former intimate partner.
“We consider this to be a form of domestic violence.”
Considering all Barton has been through of late, this is the last thing she needs.
We’re glad she’s taken action against such awful individuals.
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