Mischa Barton Sues her Mom

Mischa Barton Sues her Mom
Mischa Barton

Famous actress Mischa Barton decided to sue her mother, over exploitation allegations. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles. In the legal documents, Mischa claimed that her mother stole her money and kicked her out of their Beverly Hills home. The actress's mom, Nuala Barton, has been her longtime manager.

Well, now the star claimed that her mom stole all her earnings and also made some endorsement deals that damaged Mischa's reputation as an actress. Mischa also alleged that her mother kicked her out of their Beverly Hills home, a $7.8 million property that was actually bought using her own money, which she earned while being a child actress.

Mischa did not actually pick her mom to represent her. In fact, she was only eight when her mom assumed this role. In the legal proceeding, Mischa claimed that she and her mom had an oral deal when she was eight, for Nuala to receive a management fee. However, Mischa alleged that her mom did not only take a fee, but she actually kept most of her compensation from her acting, modeling and endorsement work.

The OC star also claimed that her mom went to lie about the compensation she received for starring in the movie The Hoarder, to keep a part of the money for herself. "While Barton was busy perfecting her craft and turning her acting dreams into reality, her mother, defendant Nuala Barton, was secretly scheming to exploit Barton's burgeoning career for her benefit," the lawsuit indicated.

And the claims did not stop here. Mischa also alleged that Nuala used her image to create, promote and sale a brand of handbags, creating also a fashion boutique, without sharing any interest with her daughter. "Nuala did not compensate Barton for the use of her name, image and likeness, nor did she share in any of the profits from these ventures with Barton," the legal papers allege. "This is all despite the fact that the businesses were built solely on Barton's fame and popularity," they conclude.

According to reports, Nuala is no longer the manager of her daughter. Since the legal battle between the star and her mom is in an early stage, it is yet to see what this lawsuit will bring to light. Mischa seeks unspecified damages, tripe the amount the court finds her mother to have withheld.

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