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Mischa Barton

I'm NOT PAYING

Sober Coaches $90k

2/23/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mischa Barton
is refusing to pay a team of sober coaches who claim the actress racked up a $90k bill for using their services back in 2009 ... TMZ has learned. 

We broke the story ... Mischa was ordered to pay Doctors' Choice Nursing $95,000 back in 2011 for unspecified services rendered in 2009. Mischa failed to show up to court after the suit was filed, which is why a default judgment was entered against her.

The nature of the services has been a mystery for years ... until this week in court, when the owner of DCN explained that the nurses were hired to keep Mischa sober. The owner did not specify which substance Mischa was allegedly abusing.

Mischa's lawyer was in court Thursday fighting the default judgment -- and grilled the owner of DCN about why she hadn't notified Mischa of the mounting bill if the actress was the one responsible for paying it.

The owner replied that she didn't want the stress of the mounting bill to exacerbate Mischa's sobriety problems. The owner said it was the nurses' job to keep Mischa sober before an important acting gig in fall 2009 ... the same year she starred in the CW show, "The Beautiful Life."

Mischa's lawyer contends it was the actress' mother who hired the nurses and therefore ran up the bills -- so Mischa shouldn't have to pay. The judge has yet to rule.

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Ozzie X    

Charlie Sheen will pay.

576 days ago
17.

lynkel    

It didnt work, dont use that facility.

576 days ago
18.

Jamey Hunter    

These so called "celebrities" think everything is for free and everyone should bend down and kiss their feet. Sorry, sweetheart, no free ride for you, pay your bill.

576 days ago
19.

(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

Holy, Lindsay Lohan!



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576 days ago
20.

KAJ528    

God, she's like an ever sadder, less relevant Lindsay Lohan. And instead of helping herself here, she's added "greedy pig who doesn't pay her bills, even to those who try to save her nonexistent career. So lame.

576 days ago
21.

MAX    

i know, why dont you enter one of those $100,000 rehabs in L.A.. and still come out stumbling to the ground cause your not gonna stop until u hit bottom baby

576 days ago
22.

StevenB    

I'm surprised her official response to the lawsuit wasn't, "Why should I pay them? They did a TERRIBLE job!!!"

576 days ago
23.

twinkle toes    

Didn't realize she was still around.

576 days ago
24.

CAHummingbird    

She learned well from her parents who don't pay their bills either!

576 days ago
25.

doodoolemonque    

I was a manager at an expensive resort at which she stayed during a shoot, about 5 or 6 years ago. Talk about problem guests.....she just seemed to have such a casual association with reality.

575 days ago
26.

Jimbo    

She musta been drunk when she signed the contract....

575 days ago
27.

LizDee1    

I don't think she's worked since the OC.
WHY is anyone even following this woman around?

575 days ago
28.

oldschool    

She's nuts

575 days ago
29.

Raven Gorsuch    

Another Lindsey just better DNA

575 days ago
30.

DaveT    

They have "sober coaches" these days?

575 days ago
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