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Mischa Barton sued over NY rent

Actress Mischa Barton is refusing to pay rent on her $7,000-a-month (€4,900) apartment in New York City, her landlord said.

MRA Realties said in a lawsuit that Barton had rebuffed efforts to collect the last three months' worth of rent on her flat in the trendy Tribeca neighbourhood.

The landlord wants the actress to pay the rent and legal fees.

Barton's representatives were not available for comment.

The 23-year-old actress also lives in Los Angeles.

The lawsuit filed on Thursday says her one-year lease on the Manhattan apartment began in September.

At the time, she was in The Beautiful Life, a series about the New York modelling world. The show was cancelled in September.

Barton rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox's teen drama The OC.

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