It's been seven years since The O.C. ended, but the drama continues—or so Radar Online would like its readers to believe. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the gossip site claimed that Rachel Bilson has reached out to her former costars in an effort to shun Mischa Barton, who left the teen soap at the end of Season 3.
An insider claimed that Bilson, who currently stars in The CW's Hart of Dixie, "is the one who basically made it be known that it's okay for everybody to wash their hands of Mischa and not forgive her past transgressions. It's really sad because [Mischa's] literally trying to set up dinners to make amends and Rachel is telling everybody to 'ignore her and she'll go away.'"
Juicy, yes. True, no. A rep for Bilson slammed the fictitious report, telling E! News, "The Radar Online 'story' is a complete fabrication. There simply is no truth to it at all. No one from Radar Online checked in with Rachel or us for validity or comments. Rachel has no ill will toward Mischa—she has and will continue to wish her well." Barton responded via Twitter, calling the article "hilarious."
Barton, 27, is in the midst of staging a career comeback. Though she suffered a "full-on breakdown" in 2009, the actress is hoping to head back to the small screen with the TV pilot The Gutsy Frog. She most recently appeared in the supernatural thriller I Will Follow You Into The Dark, released in October.