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Amanda Bynes

Friends Are FURIOUS

Her Family Isn't Helping Her

9/22/2012 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-amanda-bynes-tmzSources close to Amanda Bynes tell TMZ her friends are fuming mad with her family ... wondering why they aren't doing more to help the troubled actress before something REALLY bad happens to her.

According to our sources, Amanda's friends do not understand why her family is not being more aggressive when it comes to her wellbeing. We're told her friends are perplexed why they are just standing by and watching Amanda self-destruct.

Our sources say her friends (who feel they have done all they can) want her family to literally break down her door and drag her to get to help.

But that's a problem ... because we're told Amanda has slowly cut off communication from her entire family -- dad, mom, sister and brother -- to the point where she has ceased all communication entirely. 

As TMZ first reported, Amanda's family recently moved from Texas to California to be closer to her. According to our sources, they are having the same level of success helping her now as they did before.



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It's called "tough love" for a reason. And you can't force someone to get help they don't want. Unless she's a danger to herself or others, you kind of just have to wait it out and hope for the best.

760 days ago

Jay W.     

Amanda's a big girl now. Though she's not acting like one, she can cut communication off from whoever she likes. Let's hope she eventually pulls her head out of her ass.

760 days ago


Like I said before, they are lousy, no good self-centered parents!
exhibit 1- Waiting to sell a house before rushing to a child's side!

760 days ago


her friends are "furious" and "fuming mad".. oooooooh, well then friends, just stomp your lil feet and get all mad. she has to want help.

760 days ago


hahaha You can't force a person to get help. (the courts can) If she's not willing to except or face the facts of her actions she will need to fall all the way to the bottom. retired celebrity or not. friends everywhere should know that.

760 days ago


TMZ's campaign to destroy this woman's reputation is cruel ... and transparent. I'll bet her lawyers are licking their lips as they contemplate strategy.

760 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

Are you surprised? How do you think Amanda got that way. Her parents are probably just like the Lohans. What kind of parent let's there kid fall and do nothing about it.
Phishie from Philly

760 days ago

Jimmy jamz    

Great friends dont step in themselves, no they run to tmz to whine like b*tches

760 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

It's harder to "help" some people.

760 days ago


Amanda's friends aren't furious about anything, they're happily cashing TMZ's checks.

760 days ago


She needs to help herself!

760 days ago


If her "friends" are so passionate about it, let them help her. There may be a very good reason why her family isn't in the middle of this mess.

760 days ago


This is real simple. She is either desparately trying to stay relevant by going the TMZ route of celebrity or she has serious mental health issues. If her "FRIENDS" are that concerned, kidnap her and take her to a hospital for a 5150 hold. Seriously. Its either all by design or she needs help.

760 days ago


When someone is an adult it is HARDER then you think to get that person help.

760 days ago


Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt. Only with my mom. Had to wait, literally, until the state took her into custody (yes, she was that stubborn); and, then, we had to get a conservatorship over her ($14.000 hit in legal fees to the family purse - and that's when the lawyers were friendly to us and each other). It's a tough road to travel; but, you have to do it.

760 days ago
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