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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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this is a sad situation, but the sad truth is that if she doesn't want help, NO ONE can make her do anything, including family.

759 days ago


Most likely another DYSFUNCTIONAL Hollywood type from a DYSFUNCTIONAL family! IF they had ANY brains, they would have been at her side from the FIRST offense! This will end in tragedy!

759 days ago


While Amanda may be self medicating-there is something else going on. I don't know about Cali but it is extremely difficult to force someone with mental ilness to seek help. What will probably happen is she will wind up being forced by the courts for mandatory treatment. Not ideal but better than nothing.As for Amanda being a washed up child actress yes and no, she has worked steadily since she was a child. Maybe she was not in blockbusters but she does have talent. I feel for her and hope she gets the help she deserves. Then we can all concentrate on Lindsay's shena****ns!

759 days ago


She's a grown woman. Legally there is nothing they can do short of getting a 5150 hold for her, and that will be impossible without the police or a judge's help.

759 days ago


You can't helps someone who doesn't want help.
Leave the bitch alone and she'll figure it out.
She is seeking attention, and Harvey you aren't helping her at all by keeping her front and center on your site.

759 days ago


I think Ms Bynes and her so-called "friends" are playing an attention-seeking hoax/game, and Harvey is happily playing along.
Personally, I am done with this one.

759 days ago

sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't

759 days ago


Isn't it strange, there is always someone nearby with a camera to snap photos at the most opportune moments?

759 days ago


If she's not even speaking to her family then what do her friends expect them to be able to do that they aren't already doing? The only thing they can do is have her committed but they need to have proof of something before that can happen and tabloid stories is not proof. If cops did there jobs and arrested celebs like normal people then family and friends would have a lot more options for things they can do to help her but as long as they won't do anything then those family and friends are very limited on what they can get or make her do.

759 days ago


If a child is dysfunctional there is a very good chance the same can be said of the parents. They may not be equipped to do anything.

759 days ago


She has friends? weird

759 days ago


You guys act like it's sooo easy to help someone that doesn't what help. It's easier say than done. smh She's gotta want the help that her parents or "real" friends want to give. This is a sad situation but you guys act like you NEVER made stupid decisions in your life. I guess you guys are 100% saints.

759 days ago

The Neko Nation    

This stupid skank is an adult so grow a pair and get some intelligence and stop being a stupid cuunntt!

759 days ago


God Bless Amanda! I was in her shoes once and my family let me hot rock bottom, her family will regret not saving her from herself!

759 days ago

I luv u RPattz!    

And apparently her friends at either so, what are they complaining about. Amanda and Lindsay should take a long, hand-by-hand walk off a short pier.

759 days ago
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