NEW YORK (AP) -- Mischa Barton's landlord says the actress is refusing to pay rent on her $7,000-a-month apartment in New York City.
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Landlord M.R.A. Realties Inc. says in a lawsuit that Barton rebuffed efforts to collect the last three months' worth of rent on her flat in the trendy Tribeca neighborhood.
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Barton's representatives had no immediate response. The landlord wants Barton to pay the rent and legal fees.
The 23-year-old Barton also lives in Los Angeles. The lawsuit filed Thursday says her one-year lease on the Manhattan apartment began in September.
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At the time, she was in "The Beautiful Life," a CW series about the New York modeling world. The show was canceled in September.
Barton rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox's teen drama "The O.C.".
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