E! News confirms the former OC star is suing her mother, Nuala Barton, for breach of oral contract, fraudulent misrepresentation and other causes of action. Among other things, the lawsuit, which was obtained by E! News, claims Nuala, who also served as Mischa's manager, lied about the amount of money her daughter was being paid for a 2013 film and pocketed the difference.
The court documents state that "this action arises from the tragic tale of a greedy stage mother posing a talent manager who, instead of acting in best interest of her daughter/client, schemed to defraud her unsuspecting victim."