Mischa Barton, Rent Beater

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We're used to seeing glamour girl Mischa Barton photographed in fashionable duds and armed with shopping bags. But turns out the actress, who rocketed to fame with The OC, can't pay her rent.

Barton who moved to New York City in September, is being sued for non-payment of rent on her $7,000-a month loft rental in artsy and chic Tribeca. She's fled from the tony pad. But according to the lawsuit by MRA Realties, she owes three months worth of rent on the loft ($21,300) plus legal fees.This past fall, Barton relocated to New York to film the new TV show, The Beautiful Life. The CW series fell on the much chronicled heels of her stay in a psychiatric hospital in July "It was like a perfect storm... everything happened at once. I was overwhelmed," she announced on the View in September about her breakdown. "I had too much work and surgeries on my wisdom teeth and was in excruciating pain." Before then, in December 2007, she had been arrested for marijuana possession, DUI and driving without a license.

Barton saw her move to New York as an opportunity to start anew. As she told the women of the View, "I've just been doing everything I can to keep my job happy and healthy and I've moved to New York with my two dogs and I have a great apartment I just got." (Apparently, just not great enough to bother paying for).

The Beautiful Life (which was produced by Ashton Kutcher) was canceled after two episodes. But Barton is still in New York and appearing in Law and Order: SUV playing a pregnant prostitute named Gladys. Her work on the series wraps this week. And hopefully, her troubles will wrap soon too.








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