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Mischa Barton makes first public appearance since suing Irish mother

Published 11/04/2015 | 11:52

Mischa Barton attends the 7th Annual Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World Screening Series at The Canon USA, Inc. Screening Room
Mischa Barton attends the 7th Annual Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World Screening Series at The Canon USA, Inc. Screening Room
Mischa Barton attends the 7th Annual Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World Screening Series at The Canon USA, Inc. Screening Room
Former 'The OC' actress Mischa Barton is taking her Irish-born mum Nuala to court over misappropriation of earnings.

Actress Mischa Barton has stepped out for the first time since filing a suit against her mother for exploitation.

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The former star of The OC is suing her mother, Nuala Quinn for lost earnings, labelling her a "greedy stage mother".

In the lawsuit, Mischa is accusing her mother of taking the majority of her salary from her film The Hoarder.

The documents say that while Nuala told her she was making a certain amount through the film, she was actually earning more.

Mischa Barton attends the 7th Annual Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World Screening Series at The Canon USA, Inc. Screening Room
Mischa Barton attends the 7th Annual Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World Screening Series at The Canon USA, Inc. Screening Room

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Mischa says she eventually discovered through the production company that she was not receiving her full salary, which also included a 10% management fee for Nuala, who grew up in Newry, Co Down.

Last night, the 29-year-old stepped out atthe 7th Annual Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World Screening Series, but did not comment on the ongoing suit.

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Former 'The OC' actress Mischa Barton is taking her Irish-born mum Nuala to court over misappropriation of earnings.
Former 'The OC' actress Mischa Barton is taking her Irish-born mum Nuala to court over misappropriation of earnings.

In addition to the income discrepancies, Mischa is accusing Nuala of kicking her out of her Beverly Hills home after arranging ownership of the eight-bedroom property to be in her name as well as her daughter’s.

Mischa says that her father and Nuala are still “comfortably” living at the house.

An insider informed People magazine that Mischa had been mulling over whether to sue for quite some time, but made the final decision to go forward with a court case when Nuala locked her out of the multi-million dollar home in question.

"When she said to her mom, 'I'm going to have to sue you for the rights to what I own,' her mom said, 'Fine, get out of the house. You will never sue us,' " the source detailed. "This was two years ago. And [Mischa] got the point where she said, 'I don't care

Mischa Barton (R) and mother Nuala attend the Mischa Barton Boutique flagship store launch party at Old Spitalfields Market on August 8, 2012
Mischa Barton (R) and mother Nuala attend the Mischa Barton Boutique flagship store launch party at Old Spitalfields Market on August 8, 2012

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