Actress Mischa Barton is facing a lawsuit from her landlord over allegations she owes $21,000 (£13,000) in unpaid rent on her New York apartment.
In a lawsuit filed on Thursday (21Jan10), lawyers for property company M.R.A. Realities Inc. claim the former The O.C. star has ignored continued requests to pay rent for the last three months.
The star rented out the $7,000 ($4,300)-a-month pad in the Big Apple's trendy Tribeca neighbourhood on a one-year lease in September (09). She had planned to stay in the city while filming her now defunct TV show The Beautiful Life. The series was axed the same month (Sep09).
The landlords are seeking the outstanding rent as well as legal fees.