Mischa Barton Responds To Reports Of A Sex Tape Of Her Making Its Rounds
After reports that a sex tape of Mischa Barton was being offered to the highest bidder, the actresses lawyer issued a statement Tuesday declaring she’s a victim of “revenge pornography.”
“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 on Twitter. “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,” Bloom’s statement continued. “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.”
it was reported by the Daily Mail on Monday that the alleged sex tape of the “O.C.” star was being shopped around to top Internet porn sites to the highest bidder, starting at $500,000.
The 31-year-old actresses attorney also issued a warning to anyone seeking out the footage or photos of it at the end of her statement.
“I have a message for anyone who attempts to traffic 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,” Bloom wrote. “You proceed at your peril.”