Mischa Barton’s Lawyer Responds to Sex Tape Report: ‘We Will Come After You’

“There’s a name for this disgusting conduct: Revenge pornography,” attorney for “The O.C.” actress says

Mischa Barton’s attorney has a message for anyone trying to sell a sex tape of the former “The O.C.” star: Don’t do it, because you’ll regret it.

Following a report Monday that a sex tape featuring Barton is being peddled to pornography outlets, Barton’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, fired off a strongly worded statement cautioning against trafficking in the material.

“It has been reported that naked or sexually explicit images of Ms. Barton are being ‘shopped around.’ Ms. Barton does not consent to any disclosure of any such images. She believes that she was recorded without her consent by someone she was seeing at the time,” read Bloom’s statement, issued Tuesday. “There’s a name for this disgusting conduct: Revenge pornography. Revenge pornography is a form of sexual assault, and it is also a crime and a civil wrong in California. And we will not stand for it.”

Bloom continued, “I have a message for anyone who attempts to traffic in these photos or videos of Ms. Barton: We will find you, and we will come after you. We will fully prosecute you under every available criminal and civil law.”

The attorney concluded, “You proceed at your peril.”

Bloom’s statement came on the heels of a Daily Mail report that an “x-rated video” featuring Barton “is being shopped around Hollywood.”

According to the Daily Mail’s report, the purported video “shows Barton having sex with a dark haired man” and “is being offered to the highest bidder with the starting price of $500,000.”

The Mail added that “a number of porn industry giants” are considering the offer.

The Mail added that the footage is believed to have been shot “at a private Hollywood residence within the past year.”

According to the Mail, in the video the actress “is seen wearing a grey hoodie and nothing else having sex on a double bed with a man wearing just a black T-shirt.”

TheWrap her reached out to Barton’s representative regarding the Mail’s report.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.