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Mischa Barton's Mother Kicked Her Out Of Her Own Beverly Hills Mansion, Lawsuit Says

Mischa Barton (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety)
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Mischa Barton's mother, Nuala Barton, could very well win the award for worst celebrity parent. The OC star slapped her mother with a lawsuit today, saying that Nuala ripped her off and even kicked her out of her own mansion that she bought with her hard-earned acting money.The complaint that the 29-year-old actress filed in Los Angeles today said Nuala is a "greedy stage mother posing as a talent manager," according to TMZ. Nuala was Mischa's manager throughout her acting career—and Mischa's been acting since she was 8, Daily Mail reports. The lawsuit says that Nuala has since been fired as Mischa's manager.

One of the egregious things Nuala did to Mischa was steal from her daughter, the lawsuit claims. Nuala reportedly tricked Mischa into believing she was making a lower salary for a film role in 2013, but then kept the difference and tacked on a 10 percent management fee.

Then there's Mischa's nearly $8 million Beverly Hills mansion that she bought, only to later get kicked out of by her mother, according to the complaint. Mischa says Nuala fixed the paperwork to make herself a co-owner of the home, and now Nuala and Mischa's father live there together—and Mischa isn't allowed inside.

The actress also says Nuala used her name and likeness to endorse products, some without her permission, and didn't give Mischa any of the profits. She adds that both her parents haven't had a job in a decade other than being involved in her work.

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"While Barton was busy perfecting her craft and turning her acting dreams into reality, her mother, defendant Nuala Barton, was secretly scheming to exploit Barton’s bourgeoning career for her benefit," the complaint says.

Access Hollywood reached out to Nuala asking about the lawsuit, but hasn't heard back yet.

After Barton's character, Marissa, was killed off in the third season of The OC, she's since been busy with some minor acting roles in movies and TV series.

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