The disturbing video above was shot the day after Mischa Barton’s 31st birthday. The OC star partied with some friends to celebrate on Wednesday but claims the erratic, incoherent behavior the following day was due to the date rape drug GHB. Barton voluntarily went to the hospital, and once released, she gave a statement to People about the incident:
“On the evening of the 25th, I went out with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. While having drinks, I realized that something was not right as my behavior was becoming erratic and continued to intensify over the next several hours,” Barton said in the statement.
“I voluntarily went to get professional help, and I was informed by their staff that I had been given GHB. After an overnight stay, I am home and doing well.”
GHB is a dangerous drug that cause euphoria and amnesia and can disable a person from resisting a sexual attack or even from taking care of themselves while they are under the influence, according to Narconon.org.
A person who is high on Rohypnol experiences euphoria, reduced inhibitions and reduced ability to make judgments. They may also get aggressive and excited, confused, sleepy or sedated. They may not be able to think clearly. They may slur their speech, feel weak and have a hard time breathing. They may develop headaches and weakness.
Many are calling into question the validity of Barton’s claims on the video posted by TMZ, saying GHB does not incite this type of behavior.
If you know what type of behavior GHB does incite, I think that says more about you than it does her. Regardless, keep an eye on your drinks ladies, there are some amoral creeps out there.