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Mischa Barton sued over $7,000-a-month NYC rent

The Associated Press, Thursday, January 21, 2010, 12:24pm (PST)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mischa Barton's landlord says the actress is refusing to pay rent on her $7,000-a-month apartment in New York City.

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Landlord M.R.A. Realties Inc. says in a lawsuit that Barton rebuffed efforts to collect the last three months' worth of rent on her flat in the trendy Tribeca neighborhood.

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Barton's representatives had no immediate response. The landlord wants Barton to pay the rent and legal fees.

The 23-year-old Barton also lives in Los Angeles. The lawsuit filed Thursday says her one-year lease on the Manhattan apartment began in September.

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At the time, she was in "The Beautiful Life," a CW series about the New York modeling world. The show was canceled in September.

Barton rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox's teen drama "The O.C.".

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