Mischa Barton And Her Lawyer Celebrate The Outcome Of Her ‘Revenge Porn’ Case

Ford Springer | Contributor

Mischa Barton doesn’t have to worry about her sex tape making its way around any longer.

The former “O.C.” star and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, celebrated what they consider a victory Monday afternoon after reaching a settlement with Barton’s ex-boyfriend that prevents him from distributing any of the explicit images and turning all of them over to Barton, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Mischa Barton attends Tim Headington & Elysium Bandini Present The 8th Annual PARADIS Benefitting The Art of Elysium during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images for Art of Elysium )

(Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images for Art of Elysium )

Back in March, Jon Zacharias was reportedly looking to sell the tape — which he allegedly filmed without Barton’s knowledge — to the highest bidder for up to $500,000. Barton immediately took legal action and hired Bloom who deemed the tape a form of “revenge pornography.”

“COURT VICTORY today with Mischa Barton,” Bloom tweeted Monday afternoon, with a photo of herself and Barton holding their hands and heads high. “Distribution of the explicit images banned, ex stays 100 yards away forever.”

Certainly Barton is pleased with the outcome of the case against her ex-boyfriend who allegedly filmed the former couple having sex without her knowledge. When reports of the tape were going around, Barton said she suffered from “complete emotional abuse” and called the situation “emotional blackmail.”

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

“Today we have won an important agreement, which permanently blocks the dissemination of these images,” Bloom said in a statement to People. “All explicit photos and videos of Mischa must be handed over to me immediately. Her ex must stay 100 yards away from her today, tomorrow, and forever. And the court will retain jurisdiction over the case in case we need further enforcement.”

“I am proud to declare victory for Mischa,” Bloom continued. “She did this not just for herself, but for all women and girls. Mischa wants everyone to know that we have the right to control our own bodies and decide whether or not to have explicit photos out there for the world to see. If a woman wants to do that, fine. If she doesn’t, fine. The choice is hers and hers alone.”

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