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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.

38 COMMENTS

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

516 days ago
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HoTMZ    

It's her bill, she used the services. If my mom makes restaurant reservations for me and I go and eat, the bill belongs to me. No different here.

516 days ago
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Waka Waka Waka    

Micha your a drunk too..hahaha..Lindsay, Banes and Micha.. And the three musketeers are revealed.. waka waka wakaaaaa

516 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

Pay your bills, chickie. Get a grip. There's still hope if you make some better life choices.

516 days ago
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tdr9    

Pay your bills, pay your taxes like everyone

516 days ago
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Spicy mag    

I could keep her sober for $9 dollars. Duct tape her pie hole.

516 days ago
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chris    

You ever try to get money owed to you by a crack head? good luck with that

516 days ago
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Kelly    

Pay your damn bills, you drunk/druggie!

516 days ago
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Liz    

'The Beautiful Life' was cancelled after about two episodes, so she couldn't have racked up 90K going to work. lol

516 days ago
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Toallthehatersoftheworld    

That's a damn shame she could not stop drinking to save her falling career

516 days ago
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TrixLaRue    

Hell....I'll be a sober coach for that kind of dough! "Quit it!" "Quit it" "Quit it"....see, I'd be a good one!

516 days ago
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pattycake    

surprise a junkie doesnt pay her bills... what a pig

516 days ago
13.

Vegas mommy    

Her and Lindsey should be best friends!!! Washed up, unemployed junkies, and don't pay their bills!! OMG!! BFFs!!

516 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

COCAINE.

516 days ago
15.

John    

90 grand wow......you know your in trouble when your nurse shows up in a Bently

516 days ago
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