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Amanda Bynes’ parents giving up conservatorship and moving

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Amanda Bynes‘ parents have had a task and a half over the past several years. Not only has their daughter gone completely and utterly off the rails, but she’s refusing to take her prescribed medication for her various mental health issues (well, she’s on the pills at the moment, but will no doubt stop taking them again soon enough) and has even gone so far as to accuse her father of sexually molesting her for years. They’re her parents and they love her so they want to help, but they’ve had enough. Apparently, they’re giving up their conservatorship over Amanda’s money and saying a big “Fuck it!” and moving to Texas.

From TMZ:

The parents of Amanda Bynes are throwing in the towel … they’ll file legal docs in the next few days handing over the conservatorship over their daughter to someone else, and then they’re moving to Texas … TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ … Amanda will now be under the thumb of a mental health professional who specializes in handling people with severe mental illnesses. Her parents will ask the judge to transfer conservatorship powers to that person.

We’re also told the parents have made arrangements to transfer power over financial matters to another person … presumably a money manager.

The parents are leaving California and will move to Texas to be near their older daughter.

Both parents are saying they know they’ve struck out with Amanda and don’t have what it takes to effectively control her. They’re hoping once someone else controls Amanda’s finances, she’ll stop lashing out at them and they can have a relationship … even though it will be long distance.

It’s sad, really, but I sort of understand where they’re coming from. We only know what we’ve heard that’s been reported in the media, which isn’t even 5% of what her parents have probably dealt with over the past decade. Unfortunately, I doubt anyone will be able to effectively control her. But if they have control of her money, this situation could end up with Amanda broke and on the streets and someone else having preyed on a mentally ill woman and making off with her money. I know that seems a bit dire, but…

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Amanda Bynes isn’t getting her money just yet

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Amanda Bynes somehow managed to convince an officer at the mental health facility where she was on her 5150 hold to let her go free early, but that doesn’t mean she’s completely off the hook. Her parents still have a conservatorship over her money and while Amanda has tried to fight that, a judge isn’t having it and won’t give her full access to her funds.

From People:

On Friday, the actress sent a lawyer, Art Santiago, to appear in court on her behalf to contest a temporary conservatorship placed by a judge earlier this month that gives her mother control over her medical and financial decisions until at least February next year.

With both of Bynes’ parents, Rick and Lynn, present in the courtroom, the judge ruled that Santiago could not legally represent the star because he is not her court-appointed attorney, thus striking out her bid for legal and financial freedom.

Saying he’s been in contact with Bynes for the past two weeks, Santiago told the judge he “convinced her to voluntarily take her medication” and has been “following her progress.”

“I’ve been dealing with her for the past two weeks and believe I’m the only one she can trust,” Santiago added.

Frankly, I don’t know how the girl has any money left given her proclivities for drugs and buying strangers jewelry that costs thousands of dollars (and God knows what else). Oh, well. This is one smart decision that’s been made in this sad case.

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Amanda Bynes has been released from that mental health facility, after all

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It was recently revealed that Amanda Bynes would remain in a mental health facility for an additional 30 days of 5150 hold after she was evaluated by professionals and deemed to be seriously ill. However, that seems to have gone out the window since she went before a hearing officer on Thursday asking to be released… a request which was granted since she seems to be taking her meds and is somewhat lucid at the moment. And off she went, out onto the Sunset Strip. I’m afraid.

From TMZ:

Sources familiar with Amanda’s treatment tell TMZ … she went before a hearing officer at the psychiatric facility Thursday, asking to be released.  Amanda has been on her meds and sounds lucid, even though doctor’s say she is seriously mentally ill.

The hearing officer felt Amanda was stable enough so she could NOT be held involuntarily, so he ended the 30-day hold that had been granted last week and Amanda walked out the front door.

Amanda walked down Sunset Blvd., searching for a place to stay.  She then went to a diner where she ordered a ton of food which she devoured — fried chicken, salmon, caesar salad with guacamole, and a house salad with Italian and ranch.  She was chit-chatting with the waiter and said she was shy because she had a procedure on her face which required a bandage.

She was alone in the diner and was talking to herself.

Ugh, this is a tough one. On one hand, if she really was dedicated to getting the help she needs – taking her needs, visiting mental health professionals as an outpatient, not taking any other drugs or drinking, etc – but if there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that Amanda will do what she needs to for as long as it takes to get out, and then she goes off the rails again. It must be really difficult for those who love and care about her, but how much control can you have over an adult? Again, 5150s exist for those who are a danger to themselves or others, but somehow, she manages to NOT be for long enough to get away, until she’s inevitably brought in again. I don’t think this is going to end well at all.

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Amanda Bynes 5150 hold extended for another month

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Amanda Bynes was taken in on another 5150 hold last month after exhibiting more than her fair share of strange and possibly dangerous behaviour while in New York. While they initially extended the hold for just two weeks, it’s now been extended for another month and her parents have a conservatorship over her finances yet again.

Amanda Bynes‘ parents quietly went to court and got a conservatorship … after telling the judge their daughter has spent “alarming amounts” of money by purchasing jewelry for strangers.

Amanda’s folks filed legal docs — obtained by TMZ – in which they say Amanda is a “substantial risk” to herself and others. They cite her erratic behavior, including her DUI arrest last month, her shoplifting and her bizarre and sometimes violent conduct in NYC.

The documents also reveal Amanda is blowing through a shocking amount of her savings. Her parents say her net worth is currently $5,747,703.36. Of that, $2.8 mil is real property — homes. Her parents say Amanda’s only income is from her rental property — $144,768 last year.

Amanda’s parents say the gift purchases have been “extensive.” It sounds like she’s going into stores, buying stuff and just handing it out on the street.

The conservatorship takes a back seat to Amanda’s involuntary commitment. TMZ broke the story … her doctors just got a 30-day extension which allows them to hold her in a Pasadena psychiatric facility.

Eek, it just goes from bad to worse with this girl, doesn’t it? Unfortunately I feel like a 5150 hold is the only thing keeping Amanda safe at the moment, and frankly, if she’s hell bent on not taking her medication to control her mental illness, I don’t see her ever recovering (though I do hope she does – still rooting for her!).

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Amanda Bynes’ psychiatric hold extended another 2 weeks

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Amanda Bynes was tricked into another 5150 psychiatric hold in Los Angeles last Friday, and while involuntary holds like that usually have a window of 72 hours, hers has been extended for an additional two weeks, according to multiple sources, as she is still deemed to be a potential danger to herself or others.

Things don’t seem to be going too well for Amanda at the hospital, either – she’s apparently having to be heavily medicated because she keeps having episodes of lashing out, and she also hates her parents, now (as if she didn’t already):

TMZ broke the story … Amanda’s parents worked with Sam Lutfi to lure her from NYC to LA Friday. Lutfi convinced her to take a car service to what she believed was a Pasadena law office, where she would meet with a lawyer about suing her parents for abuse. The building was actually a mental facility. When she walked in the front door, she was restrained and involuntarily committed.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Amanda feels utterly betrayed and says her relationship with her parents is “destroyed forever.” Although she’s had a poor relationship with her dad, she had warm feelings for her mom … until Friday.

We’re told Amanda is in the women’s lockdown section of the facility … where she is showing fits of anger. Doctors are medicating her, but it takes time for the meds to kick in.

Here’s the long-term problem. As TMZ first reported … Amanda’s parents will seek and, almost certainly get, another conservatorship before she leaves the facility in 2 weeks — doctors got the 72-hour hold extended by 14 days. But everyone involved concedes … it will be extremely difficult to manage Amanda given her hatred for her parents.

Ugh, I really feel bad for this girl. She obviously has incredibly serious mental health issues, but the issue is, unless she’s institutionalized for the rest of her life, the same thing will keep happening over and over again. Once they let her out, she will go off her meds, which will then make the symptoms of her condition come back to the forefront, eventually leading to erratic behaviour, which will then lead to another 5150 hold, and on and on.

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Amanda Bynes is on another 5150 hold

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It was only a matter of time before Amanda Bynes was placed back on her infamous 5150 psychiatric hold. After jetting off to New York, where she exhibited some utterly bizarre (and illegal) behaviour, she was apparently tricked back into hospitalization by her parents and… Sam Lufti? It seemed her Twitter rant in which she accused her father of molesting her was the final straw.

From TMZ:

Amanda Bynes just arrived in L.A. and went directly to a hospital outside L.A. … where doctors placed her on an involuntary psychiatric hold. We’re told Amanda thought a car service was taking her to The London Hotel where her parents and their attorney were going to meet her.  In fact the parents had made arrangements with the car service to take her to a Pasadena hospital instead … where their lawyer, Tamar Arminak, was waiting with doctors.

We’re told doctors placed her on a 5150 psychiatric hold, where she will be held for 72 hours. That hold can be extended for 14 days, and we’re told during that time there will be a move to get another conservatorship.

The video over at TMZ of Amanda arriving at LAX is insane, too – she goes on some rant (while giving the peace sign and posing for paparazzi photos) about how she’s a multi-millionaire and one of the smartest girls on the face of the earth and that she wishes Britney Spears’ father was her father and all of this. The girl needs SERIOUS help.

Oh, but as for how Sam Lufti is involved in this, he’s apparently the one who orchestrated this whole thing with Amanda’s parents. Amanda apparently only trusts him, and he convinced her to fly back to LA, somehow or other.

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Amanda Bynes says her father molested her, then takes it back

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I honestly have no idea what to make of Amanda Bynes‘ Twitter rant which appeared on her official account yesterday morning. It was a long-winded schpiel in which she made some intense accusations – the main one being that she has been sexually molested and abused by her father for most of her life. It was… disturbing, to say the least:

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Whoa – what the hell? These are SERIOUS accusations which need immediate investigation, right? Except a few hours later, Amanda popped back on to Twitter to take it all back.

Uh… WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE? Either she’s more mentally ill than we thought, or… well, she is more mentally ill than we though. The investigation will need to take place, clearly, because she did make those accusations (which her mother, via their lawyer, has vehemently denied) – but anyone who then says something about being microchipped is in need of serious help.

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