Amanda Bynes’ stay at the Las Encinas Hospital has been extended.
After entering the Pasadena-area treatment facility on Friday and spending nearly 72 hours there throughout the weekend, E! News has exclusively confirmed that the 28-year-old actress’ psychiatric hold at the center has been extended for 14 more days beginning Monday. Las Encinas offers “a wide range of behavioral health care treatment options are offered for patients with psychiatric, chemical dependency, or co-occurring disorders,” according to its website.
Bynes arrived to LAX airport Friday afternoon before being checked in to the treatment facility for the weekend. Her parents Lynn and Rick Bynes were spotted visiting their daughter at the center shortly after her arrival.
Before entering treatment last week, Bynes took to Twitter to share shocking sexual abuse allegations against her father. “My dad was verbally and physically abuse to me as a child,” she wrote. “He called me ugly as a child and then asked me if I wanted to have sex with him and i did not know how to respond and I said no and then I was forced to live with my dad which was a total nightmare.”
“My dad fondled himself in front of me so many times that i started recording him on my phone in hopes of catching him saying or doing something inappropriate around me so I could get him arrested & put in jail for the rest of his perverted life,” she continued. “My mom knows that my father’s literally and physically incestual towards his own daughter and the fact that she never called the police on Him embarrasses me to no end. So, today I am meeting with a lawyer to get a restraining order against my dad.”
After making the allegations, her mother Lynn broke her silence, telling E! News via her attorney Tamar Arminak, “I am heartbroken today for my husband of 47 years. Rick has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. He has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually. These accusations are absolutely horrible and could not be further from the truth! These allegations stem from Amanda’s mental state at the moment. They have no basis in reality. It saddens me beyond belief that my husband’s character could be slandered in such a way.”
Bynes also recanted her allegations on Twitter, writing, “My dad never did any of those things The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he’s the one that ordered them to microchip me.”
Bynes previously completed a six-month rehab treatment program last year.