Mischa Barton has really fallen on hard times these days. Pretty soon, that hooker outfit she donned for Law & Order: SVU may be her actual working attire.
Okay, we're exaggerating a little there. But a landlord really is saying the star 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 in her Tribeca neighborhood pad.
The skinny actress' representatives had no immediate response. The landlord wants Barton to pay rent as well as legal fees incurred during the proceedings.
Mischa Barton has issues. Financial, not just mental!
The 23-year-old Barton also lives in Los Angeles. The lawsuit filed Thursday says that her one-year lease on the Manhattan apartment began in September 2009.
At the time, she was in The Beautiful Life, a CW series about the New York modeling world. The show was canceled in September after airing just two episodes.
Barton rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox's teen drama The OC. She's been looking extremely healthy and lucid ever since. Actually, quite the opposite.