Could Mischa Barton and Perez Hilton finally be working things out?
In a sneak peek clip from an all-new episode of “The Hills: New Beginnings”, the actress and celebrity blogger could be seen attempting to repair their relationship following a years-long feud.
The clip began with Hilton approaching Barton at a party in an attempt to smooth over past issues regarding stories he published over the years that poked fun at her weight, appearance, career decisions, relationships and more. “This bullying that you did was so wrong to so many girls,” Barton said. “I find it hard to let go. I really do. It’s not just about the body shaming or outing people that are gay before they’re really out of the closet, all that stuff.”
“I don’t sit well with people who purposely harm other people,” she continued.
Barton then explained, as the ep aired, according to toofab: “Perez Hilton was a pseudo-celebrity blogger. He was the face of a certain brand of hate.
“I really felt like I was a target for him. I don’t know how to describe it, it’s just like when you see your bully in the school hallway. That adrenaline gets going, it’s a mixture of fear and anger and all of those things.”
She then told Whitney Port, “Ultimately, it affected my career, it affected my life. He’s just a scumbag. At the end of the day, he’s a scumbag.”
Last month, ET spoke with Barton about how it feels to start a “new chapter” on the show. “I do feel I’ve been through a lot, especially in the last few years,” she confessed. “I’m [doing] great. This has been an interesting journey and it’s been really fun to do. I’m really happy to be back in L.A.”
Barton echoed those statements at the premiere party for the reboot, teasing to ET that fans will get to see a lot more of her personal life being played out onscreen, including a look into her dating life. “I mean, yes, there’s some of that going on,” she confirmed, playing coy. “You’ll have to watch to find out.”
“You know, I love men who make me laugh and are adventurous and travel a lot and are very understanding of my career and my life,” she continued. “I think it’s like everyone, you want a best friend to come home to.”
“The Hills: New Beginnings” airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. In the meantime, watch the video below to hear Ashley and Jason Wahler’s exclusive recap of the premiere!
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