Mischa Barton is latest actor to sue parent over earnings

April 8, 2015 7:28 AM

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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1979 file photo, comedian-actress Lucille Ball, left, poses with Gary Coleman, who has a guest spot on her show, during a break in filming "The Lucille Ball Special" in Hollywood, Calif. The “Diff’rent Strokes” star Coleman fought with his parents and an ex-manager for four years over his earnings from the popular comedy series. In 1993, a judge ruled that Coleman should be awarded nearly $1.3 million from the trio after the actor claimed they skimmed his earnings from the show, which ran from 1978 to 1986. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2010 file photo, Ariel Winter arrives at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif. The teenage “Modern Family” actress’ mother was stripped of custody and any role in her daughter’s career after allegations of physical and emotional abuse in 2012. Winter’s mother denied...

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