Mischa Barton says that paparazzi photos showing her legs dimpled with cellulite were retouched.
"Those photos are doctored," the actress' rep, Lisa Perkins, told the New York Daily News. "I'm not saying she's perfect, nobody is. But they've given a 22-year-old woman the legs and bottom of an 80-year-old.
"Look at the shots that were taken shortly before on a beach in L.A. Did she develop all that cellulite in a couple of weeks? There's a lot you can do with Photoshopping."
Earlier this week, Barton told OK! magazine: "I like my curves."
"My boyfriend loves them. So whatever works!" said Barton, who is dating rocker Taylor Locke.
She also said she's "not self-conscious" about her body.
"I eat really healthy, I work out. Everybody has things that they are conscious of that they don’t like, but any girl — I talk about this with my girlfriends all the time. We work out and we eat healthy and we do what we do, I feel very comfortable. I come from a European family that’s always very comfortable with their bodies. You are what you are as a woman."
She also said "every woman has cellulite."
"I just feel like the photographers try to get the most unflattering shots. They know they are worth more money. ... I’ve never claimed to have a perfect body, but it is what it is. I have a woman’s body. I have hips and boobs so it goes straight there, which I don’t mind because it gives me curves."
Barton was also topless in the shots, and her publicist told the Daily News that "parasite" photographer Jamie Fawcett is out to make the former "O.C." star look bad because "she called him out for taking the topless shots." Britain's Daily Mail bought the photos.
Fawcett told the News he wasn't out to get Mischa.
"I wouldn't seek to publicly embarrass her with nudity or health issues or body image issues," he said. "It is a shame that publications tend to highlight an issue that is not fair to a young girl. ... However, sometimes these are the things that sell pictures."
Nicole Kidman once succeeded in getting a restraining order against Fawcett, though it was later lifted when he successfully challenged a claim that he had planted an electronic bug outside her home.