BREAKING NEWS: I am proud to represent actress Mischa Barton, who is the victim of revenge pornography. Here is my statement. pic.twitter.com/87brpAJoqy— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) March 14, 2017
Mischa Barton is not messing around!
The former O.C. star has hired an attorney after reports that an alleged sex tape of her was being shopped around to porn companies, Us Weekly reports. Her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, issued a stern statement on the matter to Twitter on Tuesday, March 14.
“I am very proud to represent actress Mischa Barton, who is courageously standing up for her rights. It has been reported that naked or sexually explicit images of Ms. Barton are being ‘shopped around.’ 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,” Bloom wrote in an official letter.
“There’s a name for this disgusting conduct: revenge pornography. 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,” she continued. “I have a message for anyone who attempts to traffic in 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. You proceed at your peril.”
The past Dancing With the Stars contestant had a rough start to 2017. She was reportedly hospitalized in January after someone slipped her a date-rape drug at her birthday celebration.
H/T Instagram / Mischa Barton