Mischa Barton Denies Bailing On Movie For Vacation
Mischa Barton was ordered by a judge to pay $200,000 to screenwriter Daniel Lief after supposedly bailing on his movie to take a European vacation. But the actress is now denying the allegation, insisting it’s “made up rubbish.”
According to a 2014 lawsuit, Barton had agreed to star in the film, Promoted, but blew off filming to instead embark on a trip to Europe. Production on the movie was delayed as a result, which Lief said cost the producers more than $300,000. The suit also indicates Barton received an advance on her pay for the film. However, the actress took to Twitter on Tuesday to shoot down these claims.
“To the articles that have emerged in the news about me skipping on a movie role in 2014 to be on holiday in Europe is all made up rubbish,” Barton wrote. “I never made a deal to appear in Mr. Lief’s film in 2014 nor received a single dime.” She added, “This is a case of slander by the reporter from a former case of fraud and forgery from my now former manager which hurts me to even share.”
Promoted was eventually released in 2015 with Divergent and Now You See Me actress Justine Wachsberger recast in Barton’s role. It’s currently unclear if Barton plans to fight the judge’s ruling, but Gossip Cop has reached out to the actress’s rep for comment.