Mischa Barton hospitalized for ‘mental evaluation’
Mischa Barton has reportedly been hospitalized for "mental evaluation".
The former ‘O.C.’ actress – who has a long history of mental health issues – was reportedly overheard by neighbours acting strangely making bizarre remarks about her estranged mother Nuala Barton being a "witch" and was photographed by TMZ falling off her garden fence, after she shouted: "’Oh my God, it’s over! I feel it, and it’s angry.’"
According to the gossip website, emergency services were informed of a potential overdose or someone trying to jump.
The 31-year-old star was then reportedly voluntarily taken to a nearby hospital in West Hollywood to seek an evaluation of her mental state.
Mischa was placed under psychiatric care in 2009 after threatening to kill herself, and though she was never actually suicidal, she admitted she felt very "depressed" and was struggling to cope with life.
She previously said: "It was a full-on breakdown. It was terrifying. I was never suicidal, I was just overworked and depressed. But one slip of the tongue in a heightened moment and you find yourself in that situation."
Meanwhile, last summer the blonde beauty was ordered to pay $200,000 after she ditched a movie to go on holiday.
She had to pay the hefty sum to screenwriter Daniel Lief after he sued her when she bailed on his movie ‘Promoted’, for which she had been cast in the lead role.
Lief – who decided to sue the ‘Notting Hill’ actress when he saw pictures of her on social media travelling around Europe – claimed the delay in production and the need to recast the lead role cost him more than $300,000, according TMZ.
Meanwhile, Mischa found herself involved in another big legal dispute after she accused her mom of deliberately delaying the sale of the Beverly Hills home they both own by making sure potential buyers couldn’t access the house.
And it is not the first time Mischa has taken legal action against her mother after previously filing court papers to recoup "loss of earnings" she claims she has suffered.