Amanda Bynes Too Ill for Release; Parents Granted Conservatorship
The court has granted Amanda Bynes' parents conservatorship over the actress, who has been deemed too ill for release. The actress was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in October of this year after exhibiting erratic behavior in New York City and publicly accusing her father of sexually abusing her as a child.
In a recent outburst, she also claimed on Twitter that her father ordered unidentified people to insert a microchip into her brain, and that the microchip made her accuse her father of abuse.
During her forced stay at Las Encinas Hospital, which was initially meant to last for 72 hours, hospital administrators reviewed her case and found substantial reason to extend the involuntary hold for another two weeks. After the extension expired, the hospital decided to detain Bynes for 30 more days.
The former child star is rumored to have schizophrenia. However, her mother, Lynn Bynes, denied the rumors in September and blamed her daughter's puzzling behavior on marijuana use. She also called the actress' molestation accusations “false.”
“Rick [Bynes] has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. He has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually,” Mrs. Bynes told E!
Bynes' involuntary hold gave her parents enough time to file for conservatorship. A conservatorship is a legal case where the court grants an individual permission to manage the financial affairs of an incapacitated spouse or family member.
The former Nickelodeon star is reportedly worth $5.7 million, with more than half of that amount tied to real estate. However, the actress has been mismanaging her finances. She spent a chunk of her fortune buying high-end jewelry for teachers and administrators at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she attended classes last year. She went on shopping sprees in New York City despite not having worked in the past year.
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