Monday 23 October 2017

Mischa Barton hospitalised for mental evaluation after police respond to disturbance calls at her home

Mischa Barton attends the 'Loving' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Isa Saiz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Mischa Barton attends the 'Loving' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Isa Saiz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Mischa Barton poses for photographs at the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/WireImage)
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)
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)
(L to R) Ben McKenzie and Mischa Barton as Ryan and Marissa on The OC
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
The OC actress was arrested in December 2007 for DUI charges.
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)
Mischa Barton visits the Avakian Suite during The 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Avakian)

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Actress Mischa Barton has reportedly been hospitalised for a mental evaluation after a bizarre incident at her home in West Hollywood on Thursday morning.

Sources tell TMZ police officers were called to her pad after neighbours reported her odd behaviour, claiming she was hanging over her backyard fence and ranting about her mother being a witch.

Sheriff's deputies and firefighters responded to a call about a possible overdose and reportedly found Mischa wearing only a dress shirt and tie.

Police sources tell the news outlet Mischa was voluntarily transported to a nearby hospital for a mental evaluation.

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)
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)

The actress' mental health has caused concern in the past - following her exit from teen drama The O.C. in 2006, she hit headlines for a 2007 DUI arrest, a stint in rehab, and an emotional breakdown in 2009.

In 2013, she reflected on her recovery from her "full on breakdown", crediting her "jet-set lifestyle" which attracted the wrong kind of crowd.

"It was terrifying," she added. "Straight out of Girl, Interrupted. Story of my life."

"There were a lot of enablers around, people to fly you around and make it all possible," she told People.

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

Last year, Mischa accused her estranged mother, Nuala, from Newry, Co Down, of stalling the planned sale of their Beverly Hills mansion, a year after suing her for fraud and accusing her of stealing money.

Barton alleged her mother had rigged the paperwork on the purchase of the California property to give herself co-ownership of her seven-bedroom pad, and then took out loans against the house before kicking her daughter out.

The case was dismissed in February, after the two women agreed to sell the house to help them both settle financial debts, but in legal papers filed in May, Mischa claimed Nuala had reneged on the deal by refusing access to potential buyers. Mischa's lawyer asked the judge overseeing the case to place a trustee in charge of securing a sale.

Nuala hit back at the "heinous" and "false" accusations in her own court response, lodged in June, insisting her daughter was the one to blame for the delay of the property sale.

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)

The two women have since accepted a $7 million bid on the home.

Mischa attempted to launch a career comeback with a stint on U.S. talent show Dancing With the Stars last year, but she became the second celebrity to be booted off the show in April.

In November, she became the unlikely co-host of U.S. TV car show Joyride. The six-episode motor enthusiast show premiered on the Esquire Network on November 15.

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