Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mischa Under Involuntary Psychiatric Hold

Mischa Barton has been placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold by the Los Angeles Police Department.

On Wednesday, a non-emergency call was placed to the Los Angeles Police Department. Specifics about the call have not been released but authorities reported to Barton’s residence around 3:00 p.m. and began to assist her with a “medical issue.”

That evening, Barton was placed under an involuntary hold and transferred to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. According to the California Welfare and Institutions Code, the hospital can hold Barton involuntarily for up to 72 hours. Unfortunately, the actress has missed the Thursday evening premiere of her new film, “Homecoming,” in New York City. In the film, Barton plays the role of “Shelby,” the ex-girlfriend of a small-town football player who does whatever it takes to get him back.

The director of “Homecoming,” Morgan J. Freeman, said, “I along with everyone on the ‘Homecoming’ team are saddened to hear that Mischa Barton will not be able to attend the film’s premiere tonight in New York.” He continued, saying, “Her performance in ‘Homecoming’ is fantastic, and she will be missed at our premiere.”


kmowiu said...

Is there anything else known as to why she is in psychiatric care?

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