Mischa Barton’s landlord says the actress is refusing to pay rent on her $7,000-a-month apartment in New York City.

Landlord M.R.A. Realties Inc. says in a lawsuit that Barton rebuffed efforts to collect the last three months’ worth of rent on her flat in the trendy Tribeca neighborhood.

Barton’s representatives had no immediate response. The landlord wants Barton to pay the rent and legal fees.

The 23-year-old Barton also lives in Los Angeles. The lawsuit filed Thursday says her one-year lease on the Manhattan apartment began in September.

At the time, she was in “The Beautiful Life,” a CW series about the New York modeling world. The show was canceled in September.

Barton rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox’s teen drama “The O.C.”

ABC News

3 Responses

  1. Monica

    Is Mischas landlord in desperate need of attention?
    We all read about her hospitalization! Surely he could sort out her rent situation a bit more discreetly?

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  2. jemma

    I doubt her landlord is in desparate need of attention. I think they just want their rent that she is contractually required to pay (it’s called a lease).

    And you don’t file suit for back payment of rent until you have made other attempts first to collect the rent.

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  3. Yvette

    Landlords don’t care about personal problems…esp when their tenant is rich. They just want the money they’re owed. Pay up, Mischa!

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