April 3, 2017
In January 2017, actress Mischa Barton was briefly hospitalized after neighbors near her West Hollywood apartment spotted the 31-year-old performer screaming, moaning and attempting to climb her backyard fence. The former star of television’s The O.C. says she believes she was drugged with GHB during an evening out drinking with friends.
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In an exclusive one-on-one interview airing Monday, the starlet sits down with Dr. Phil to talk about that occasion as well as other scandals (past and present) that have impacted her life; threatening her reputation and potentially jeopardizing her career.
In the video above, Ms. Barton addresses an incident from 2009 in which she says she was committed for two
weeks to a mental health facility under the California Welfare and Institutions Code, 5150. The law authorizes a qualified officer or clinician to place an involuntary psychiatric hold on any person suspected of a mental disorder who is thought to be a danger to themselves or others.
“That never seemed to be entirely cleared up either,” says the artist, who claims a combination of exhaustion and prescription medications contributed to the event she says forced her into psychiatric confinement.
“There was an experience where they wanted to go send me to the hospital, and it resulted in a fight between the team around me at the time and my family,” she says. Insisting she wasn’t suicidal at the time, Barton continues, “It was just – I didn’t want to be there – and I didn’t think it was fair.”