Sunday 19 November 2017

Mischa Barton gets restraining order against two exes over leaking of sex tapes as 'revenge porn'

Actress Mischa Barton (R) and her Attorney Lisa Bloom (L) hold news conference on March 15, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. Barton and her attorney held the conference to address the legal action they are taking against a former boyfriend and a sex tape that allegedly features the actress. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
Actress Mischa Barton (R) and her Attorney Lisa Bloom (L) hold news conference on March 15, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. Barton and her attorney held the conference to address the legal action they are taking against a former boyfriend and a sex tape that allegedly features the actress. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
Mischa Barton attends tThe Heart Fund Generous People Gala 2016 during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, . (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
Mischa Barton attends the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
Mischa Barton arrives at amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
(L to R) Ben McKenzie and Mischa Barton as Ryan and Marissa on The OC
Actress Mischa Barton attends the Globe Fashion Week X China Moment fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Art Beam on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
Mischa Barton attends the De Grisogono Party during the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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Mischa Barton has obtained a restraining order against a second ex-boyfriend amid suspicions he is responsible for attempting to leak a sex tape featuring the actress.

The O.C. star hired attorney Lisa Bloom to keep the explicit footage from being made public, after reports suggested the tape had already been offered up to various adult film company bosses for release.

The two women held a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, when Bloom revealed a judge had already granted Mischa one protective order against an unnamed former lover, and claimed anyone who helps to publish the unauthorised footage would face jail.

It has since emerged the actress obtained restraining orders against both Jon Zacharias and Adam Shaw on Tuesday, as she suspects one or both could be involved in shopping the sex tape for $500,000.

Mischa Barton attends tThe Heart Fund Generous People Gala 2016 during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, . (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
Mischa Barton attends tThe Heart Fund Generous People Gala 2016 during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, . (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)

According to the documents, obtained by TMZ, she confirmed dating Zacharias in October and accused him of taking videos of the then-couple "having intimate relations, photos of me naked in the shower, and other videos and photos of me unclothed".

Mischa insists the images were taken without her knowledge or permission, and claims she dumped Zacharias when she learned he was only with her because she was famous.

She went on to date Shaw, a former friend of Zacharias, and discovered Jon had boasted about having explicit images and videos of Barton.

She insists Shaw also used her for her fame and reportedly forged her signature on cheques.

Mischa Barton attends the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
Mischa Barton attends the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

Both men have been ordered to stay away from Mischa and they have been banned from selling, distributing, giving away or showing any footage they have of the actress.

The latest developments come hours after Mischa broke her silence about the "painful" betrayal at the press conference.

"My absolute worst fear was realised when I learned that someone I thought I loved and trusted was filming my most intimate and private moments, without my consent, with hidden cameras," she declared. "Then I learned something even worse: that someone is trying to sell these videos and make them public."

(L to R) Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody, Mischa Barton and Ben McKenzie on The OC
(L to R) Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody, Mischa Barton and Ben McKenzie on The OC

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