Mischa Barton. Photo via Instagram @mishamazing
Mischa Barton. Photo via Instagram @mishamazing

Actress Mischa Barton obtained restraining orders against two former boyfriends in connection with her effort to stop the potential sale of a sex tape made against her will in a so-called “revenge porn” case.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Laura Hymowitz granted the actress temporary restraining orders against Jon Zacharias, 30, and 39-year-old Adam Shaw.

The orders direct the men to stay at least 100 yards from Barton, her home, her workplace, her car and even her dogs. They also cannot sell or distribute the naked images or show them to anyone else.

The court papers state that Zacharias recorded the former couple having sex and also took photos of her while she was nude, all without her knowledge. She alleges he is trying to sell the tapes for $500,000.

She says in a sworn statement that after she broke up with Zacharias, Shaw appeared to want to help her delete the objectionable photos from Zacharias’ computer, but Shaw later also later tried to take advantage of her and forged her signature on some checks.

Barton says both men are in need of money and that either of them may be wanting to sell the photos.

“I would be devastated to have the sexually intimate videos or photos of me published,” Barton says. “It would hurt my career and I would be publicly embarrassed.”

She says an attempt to sell the images would be tantamount to “domestic violence in the form of revenge pornography.”

Earlier Wednesday, Barton discussed her legal actions during a news conference at the office of her lawyer, Lisa Bloom.

“I just want to say that I have been put through an incredibly hard and trying time,” said the 31-year-old actress best known for appearing on “The O.C.” television series that aired on Fox from 2003 to 2007.

“This is a painful situation, and my absolute worst fear was realized when I learned that someone I thought I loved and trusted was filming my most intimate and private moments without my consent, with hidden cameras,” she said, reading from a prepared statement.

“And then I learned something even worse, that someone is trying to sell these videos and make them public,” Barton said. “I came forward to fight this, not only for myself but for all the women out there. I want to protect them from the pain and humiliation that I have had to go through.”

A hearing on whether the restraining orders should be extended is scheduled for April 3.

—City News Service

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