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Mischa Barton Sues Manager Mom for Swindling Away Her Money and Mansion

By    |   Thursday, 09 Apr 2015 08:13 AM

Mischa Barton, former teen star of "The O.C.," filed a lawsuit against her talent-manager mother, Nuala, on Tuesday for swindling her out of her own money.

"This action arises from the tragic tale of a greedy stage mother posing as a talent manager who, instead of acting in the best interest of her daughter/client, schemed to defraud her unsuspecting victim," reads part of the filing made in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Barton, 29, claims her mother "had absolutely no experience or training" in talent management" but made herself the manager, took over Mischa's finances, and only "doled out an 'allowance' to Barton at her sole discretion and on a sporadic basis."

The final straw for Barton seemed to be the fight over the family's $7.8 million Beverly Hills home, purchased in 2006. Nuala structured the purchase so that she and her daughter each own half of the home, but Nuala has allegedly kicked her daughter out.

"Nuala and Barton’s father currently reside comfortably in the $7.8 million home. Barton is not welcome at the property," the suit reads.

In August 2014, it was revealed that the house was under threat of foreclosure, and that mortgage payments were five months behind.

According to People magazine, Barton's lawyer, Alex Weingarten, said she is "locked out" of the house and "can't even visit her dog."

Mischa was just 5 years old when the family moved from the U.K. to New York City to bolster her acting career. Later, they moved to Los Angeles, and she landed a role on "The O.C." playing Marissa Cooper at the age of 16.

As she rocketed into stardom she found herself flush with cash, and partying with celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie. The jet-set lifestyle became too much for her in 2009, and she had a breakdown that left her hospitalized for weeks.

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Mischa Barton, former teen star of "The O.C.," filed a lawsuit against her talent-manager mother, Nuala, on Tuesday for swindling her out of her own money.
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