As reported on July 17, 2009 on popeater.com
On Wednesday, Mischa Barton was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and allegedly placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold after she was removed from her home by police, Access Hollywood reports. This same code was used to hold Britney Spears twice in Los Angeles in January 2008.
Barton was "removed from her home" by police after having a "freak out," a LAPD spokesperson told Us Weekly. Officer April Harding said she and fellow officers responded to "a medical issue" after Barton called them herself.
Barton will skip the New York City premiere of her movie 'Homecoming' on Thursday night, a rep for the actress confirmed. Producer Austin Stark tells PEOPLE, "I wish her all the best. First and foremost, we want her to get healthy again. It's obvious we'd like her to support the movie and be here, but we hope she gets better."
Stark adds, "When she was on-set, she acted like a professional. I honestly had no complaints. She struck me as a nice young girl, she never said anything mean to anyone, and she wasn't late on-set or anything like that." In 2008, the 'O.C.' actress checked into rehab after she was charged with DUI and marijuana possession. She was sentenced to 36 months probation, told to attend alcohol education classes and pay a fine.
A friend of the actress told PEOPLE, "She has been dealing with a lot of personal issues. I don't know if she really ever gave up some of the bad habits that had gotten out of control a couple years back."
Editor Rozek’s Notes: That’s strange! Actresses never have “freak-outs!” It was nice that she “acted like a professional, nice young girl who never said anything mean to anyone!” She must be a great person! I’m sure this is all a big misunderstanding. That DUI and marijuana possession charge…and rehab…were all a set up. I mean…she “wasn’t late on-set or anything!” Everyone knows that women who have “freak-outs” are always late everywhere!