Mischa Barton Takes Action Against Her Ex Who Unknowingly Filmed A Sex Tape Of Her
Mischa Barton is taking action against her ex-boyfriend who she claims, unbeknownst to her, filmed a sex tape of the two of them and is now reportedly shopping it around to the highest bidder.
On Wednesday, the “O.C.” actress held a press conference to address the tape that her attorney, Lisa Bloom, described as “revenge porn” in a statement on Tuesday. (RELATED: Mischa Barton Responds To Reports Of Her Sex Tape Being Shopped Around)
“This is a painful situation, and my absolute worst fear was realized when I learned that someone I thought I loved and trusted was filming my most intimate and private moments, without my consent, with hidden cameras. Then I learned something even worse: that someone is trying to sell these videos and make them public,” Barton said.
Bloom said that her client has obtained a domestic violence restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, who has remained unnamed, Page Six reports. Barton and her attorney are hoping that the action may keep the tape from getting out and distributed against her own will.
“Because Miss Barton has 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,” Bloom said, before adding, “we consider this to be a form of domestic abuse.”
“The court ordered that this individual and his agents ‘may not sell, distribute, give away or show any naked pictures or videos of any type of Mischa Barton,” Bloom continued and said that they plan to prosecute him with “every available civil and criminal law.”
Barton “does not know exactly how the recordings were made,” and was not aware that she was ever being filmed.