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Mischa Barton reflects on her intimate sex tape

 

‘At first I couldn’t believe it because I loved this person’: Mischa Barton reveals her ’emotional blackmail’ after discovering an intimate sex tape was on sale for $500,000

  • Barton spoke to TV therapist Dr. Phil about her ordeal 
  • The actress has previously accused ex-boyfriend Jon Zacharias of secretly filming their sex sessions during their relationship
  • No evidence has been presented to show that Zacharias is behind the sale of the film
  • In the video, Barton is seen performing a sex act on a man and having sex in various positions

Mischa Barton has spoken candidly about the emotional strain she suffered following the emergence of a historic sex tape featuring the actress and a former lover.

The 31-year old bitterly reflected on the moment she discovered the tape was being offered to the highest bidder during a televised interview with Dr. Phil, obtained exclusively by TMZ.

Speaking to the TV therapist, she admitted a friend told her of its existence ‘several months ago.’

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‘It got to me because somebody came up to me on the street and said “There’s something I need to tell you,”’ she explained.‘And I didn’t believe it at first; I couldn’t believe it because I loved this person and I didn’t believe it was possible, and I later learned that it was entirely possible.’

The x-rated video, which purportedly shows the London born actress having sex with a dark haired man, is being offered to the highest bidder with the starting price of $500,000.

‘It was obviously complete emotional blackmail, but it was one of those things where I need to distance myself from all of these people immediately, because there’s not much you can do; it’s really out of your hands, and it was a crime,’ she said.

‘It really is a serious crime to tape people without their knowledge like that, and I had made a mistake to put myself in that situation with that person, so I just removed myself from it as quickly as I could.

‘And then it just continued to be complete emotional abuse after that, for like the last several, several months.’Jon Zacharias, the son of Revenge of the Nerds screenwriter Steve Zacharias, filmed the explicit video, dailymail.com reported in March.

He was named in bombshell court documents which showed Barton had taken out a restraining order against him and a second man she once dated called Adam Shaw.

The action was aimed at preventing either man from shopping the x-rated sex tape to the highest bidder or leaking it online.

No evidence has been presented to show that Zacharias or Shaw are behind the sale of the video but Barton has accused Zacharias of secretly filming their sex sessions during their relationship.

The footage has being offered to online porn companies, with a number of porn industry giants considering the offer.

Kevin Blatt, Hollywood’s sex-tape broker, was approached by a third party with the video.

He told DailyMail.com: ‘The tape is being shopped around porn valley, the asking price is $500,000.’

Sources close to the star fear for her emotional well-being, should the video be leaked online.

One source told DailyMail.com: ‘This is the last thing Mischa needs. Her name has been dragged through the mud enough times, she doesn’t need a sex scandal right now.’

Issuing a statement in March, Mischa’s lawyer Lisa Bloom wrote:  ‘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.

‘There’s a name for this disgusting conduct: revenge pornography. Revenge pornography is a form of sexual assault, and it is also a crime and a civil wrong in California. And we will not stand for it.’

Respected civil rights attorney Bloom threatened those attempting to ‘traffic’ the tape, saying, ‘we will come after you’.

She added: ‘We will fully prosecute you under every available criminal and civil law. You proceed at your peril.’

Opening up: Mischa Barton has spoken candidly about the emotional strain she suffered following the emergence of an historic sex tape featuring the actress and a former lover  b-error

Looking back: The 31-year old bitterly reflected on the moment she discovered the tape was being offered to the highest bidder during a televised interview with Dr. Phil, obtained exclusively by TMZ

Named: Jon Zacharias, the son of Revenge of the Nerds screenwriter Steve Zacharias, filmed the explicit video, dailymail.com reported in March. No evidence has been presented to show that Zacharias is behind the attempted sale

Devastated:  Speaking to the TV therapist, she admitted a friend told her of its existence ‘several months ago’

Outrage: The x-rated video, which purportedly shows the London born actress having sex with a dark haired man, is being offered to the highest bidder with the starting price of $500,000

Co-stars: Mischa made a name for herself in popular US drama The OC (the cast are pictured here in 2003)

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4363976/Mischa-Barton-reflects-intimate-sex-tape.html

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