Parents: Get Conservatorship

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.


Amanda: Involuntary Confinement For Up To 1 Year

Amanda Bynes is headed for another conservatorship, but we’re told it almost certainly will not be at the hands of her parents. Rather, we’ve learned Amanda’s doctors are planning to get the type of conservatorship that can keep her confined and medicated for up to 1 year.

Sources familiar with Amanda’s treatment tell TMZ … the plan is to get an LPS Hold — something a judge will grant at the behest of doctors but only if the patient is “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism.”

The LPS Hold allows doctors to confine Amanda — at either the hospital or another secure facility — and administer meds against her will.

The LPS Hold is far more stringent than what her parents could get. The parents could not legally force meds on Amanda nor could they effectively restrain her. We’re told Amanda literally hates her parents now after they tricked her into coming to the mental hospital.

You may recall … doctors got an LPS Hold on Amanda a little more than a year ago after she went off the rails … ending with lighting a driveway on fire and dousing her dog with gasoline. That LPS Hold expired last month.

Our sources say the doctors will likely ask a judge for a new LPS Hold within a week … after Amanda is fully diagnosed.


Chrissy Teigen: “I Want To Bring Amanda Back”

Add Chrissy Teigen to the long list of Amanda Bynes supporters.

Before the troubled actress entered Las Encinas Hospital Friday on a psychiatric hold, Bynes received a special tweet from the supermodel.

Turns out Teigen couldn’t ignore the former Nickelodeon’s stars behavior.

“Amanda and I are the same age so I grew up watching her and really looking up to her and for me, to see this path that’s happening and to watch it, is kind of really affecting me in ways that I didn’t think it would,” she told E! News at Variety’s Power of Women event. “It’s weird to be in a situation where you can’t help.”

Teigen said that she really just wants to see Bynes living a healthier and better life.

“I obviously don’t know her at all but I want to bring her back and I want to make her happy and healthy for some reason and she’s not there and we can’t do anything to help so it kind of sucks,” she explained. “All we’re doing is hurting it.”

Teigen will be happy to know Bynes remains in good hands this week. E! News exclusively confirmed the 28-year-old actress’ psychiatric hold at the center has been extended for 14 more days beginning Monday.

According to its website, “a wide range of behavioral health care treatment options are offered for patients with psychiatric, chemical dependency, or co-occurring disorders.”

Amanda’s parents, Lynn and Rick Bynes were spotted visiting their daughter at the center shortly after her arrival.

We’re wishing her all the best!


Amanda: Hold At Treatment Facility Extended For Two More Weeks

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.


Amanda: “I Hate My Parents For Deceiving Me”

Amanda Bynes is filled with anger as she sits in a Pasadena mental facility … after her parents created an elaborate ruse to get her committed.

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.


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