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Amanda Bynes’ Parents

We're NOT Paying

for Gas Fire Damage

7/23/2013 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0723_amanda_bynes_driveway_article_tmz_gettyAmanda Bynes' parents REFUSE to pay for the fire damage their daughter allegedly caused on a neighbor's driveway late Monday night ... telling TMZ it's Amanda's mess to clean up.  

We spoke with Amanda's father who tells us he has no intention of paying for any damage or cleanup related to the blaze ... saying, "Amanda needs to pay for it."

TMZ broke the story ... cops believe Amanda used a gas canister to ignite a small blaze in the driveway of an elderly widow who lives in the same neighborhood as Amanda’s parents in Thousand Oaks, CA.

That woman, Bonnie Braaten, turned down an offer from a neighbor who volunteered to power wash her driveway and clean up the mess from the fire. Braaten thinks Amanda’s parents ought to pay for the cleanup ... but clearly, the feeling ain't exactly mutual.

Amanda is currently hospitalized involuntarily on a 5150 psychiatric hold -- while officials examine her mental state.



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Amanda's an adult. It's her deal.

368 days ago

phil osopher    

The lady is a bit off.... after 18 Amanda isn't their responsibility...I smell a law suit!

368 days ago


Her parents seem cold, distant, remote + unresponsive.
In short lousy loveless parents- the fault of their daughter's problems.
They do not even act like they remotely LOVE her.

368 days ago

Nascar Shizzle    

Why is this even news? Of course the parents won't pay for it.

368 days ago

Lucy in the Sky    

Why would her parents pay? They didn't tell her to start the fire..

368 days ago

Los Pepes    

As well as not paying her any mind

368 days ago


What's this country come to when you can't set fire to a gas can in a stranger's driveway?

368 days ago


It is not Amanda's parents responsibility to clean this up. The woman should sue the little psycho bitch and make her pay to clean it up.

368 days ago


The mental health system in the country fails miserably. Hopefully Amanda can get the help she needs.

368 days ago


Did her parents have any thing else to say? Like, for example, what they think about the fact that she is under involuntary hold and if they have any intention of trying for a conservatorship? We have heard so little from them I would think TMZ would have the sense to ask more than this simple question about paying for the drive way cleanup.

368 days ago

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

This "elderly widow" is setting things up so she can milk Amanda Bynes for all she´s worth.

368 days ago


Maybe the elderly lady needs committed too? Her parents... really ??

368 days ago

Obamais still aracist    

why does that woman think her parents should pay for what their grown child did?

368 days ago


she is only one step away from doing something truly dangerous. she will never agree to be committed long term. i don't really see a good ending here...

368 days ago


The old woman should have just taken the Neighbor up on the offer. Amanda's Parents have no Legal obligation to Pay and the only thing the old woman will get if she sues Amanda is damages, and that will only be what the Old Woman paid to get it clean.

368 days ago
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