Mischa Barton Granted Sex Tape Restraining Order Against Two Boyfriends
Mischa Barton was granted restraining orders against two past boyfriends, who are believed to be behind the proposed sale of a sex tape and other nude images and video featuring the actress. With the restraining orders, the two men, unidentified as Adam Shaw and Jon Zacharias, cannot sell the naked footage and photos of Barton, nor can they come near Barton.
As Gossip Cop reported on Tuesday, Barton’s attorney threatened to file a revenge porn lawsuit against those who were trying to sell explicit footage of the actress for $500,000 to porn companies. In a statement obtained by Gossip Cop, her lawyer Lisa Bloom noted, “Ms. Barton does not consent to any disclosure of any such images. She believes that she was recorded without her consent by someone she was seeing at the time.” She added, “Revenge pornography is a form of sexual assault, and it is also a crime and a civil wrong in California.” “I have a message for anyone who attempts to traffic in these photos or videos of Ms. Barton; we will find you, and we will come after you. We will fully prosecute you under every available criminal and civil law,” concluded Bloom.
Barton and her attorney then obtained restraining orders against Shaw and Zacharias. In her court filings, Barton said Zacharias surreptitiously filmed the two having “intimate relations, [took] photos of me naked in the shower, and other videos and photos of me unclothed.” After splitting with Zacharias last October, Barton began dating his friend Shaw, who informed her that his pal boasted about the sex tape and explicit photos. The actress alleged in her court papers that Shaw, now an ex-boyfriend as well, made copies of the nude footage and naked photos taken by Zacharias.
That’s why Barton sought and was granted restraining orders against both men, who are now ordered to stay away from the actress and are barred from selling or even showing any of the compromising video and pictures. Earlier on Wednesday, with Bloom by her side, Barton said in a press conference that her “worst fear was realized” when a man she loved used “hidden cameras” to record her “most intimate and private moments.” The actress further stated that it was made “even worse” when she found out that the sex tape and nude images, which were taken without her consent, were trying to be sold and “made public.”