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Amanda Bynes

Parents to Judge:

She's Gonna Hurt Herself Bad, UNLESS ...

7/26/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Amanda Bynes' parents will tell a judge today ... the actress is in serious danger and could cause physical harm to herself ... and that's why they want to take control over her life, TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the family tell us ... Amanda's parents will be in court this morning with their attorney, Tamar Arminak ....asking the judge to create a temporary conservatorship for their 27-year-old daughter.

Here's what her parents must prove: 

1) Amanda does not have the ability to provide for her own physical health --  along with food, clothing and shelter

We're told her parents will use the gasoline fire in Thousand Oaks, which singed her clothes and caused damage to a home, as the centerpiece of their argument that she's in imminent danger of physically harming herself.

2) Amanda cannot make sound financial judgements

Amanda's parents will argue her mental illness makes her unfit to protect her life savings.

3) They can provide a stable home for their daughter

We're told Amanda's parents will tell the judge ... they're prepared for Amanda to move into their Thousand Oaks home and they will provide all necessary care.

FYI -- Amanda owns two properties, but they're both leased out.  She's lived in several hotels and apartment buildings ... but she's been thrown out of almost every one due to her erratic behavior. 

4) There are no realistic alternatives to a conservatorship

We're told Amanda's parents will argue she's suffering from schizophrenia but will not seek treatment because she doesn't believe she has an illness -- even though she acknowledges there's a "good Amanda" and a "bad Amanda."  They believe the only way to keep her safe is to provide round-the-clock care.

If the judge grants the temporary conservatorship, we're told the parents will immediately petition the court to make the conservatorship PERMANENT ... ala Britney Spears.   The judge would then set a date for a full-blown hearing and appoint a lawyer to rep Amanda.

Today's hearing is set for 8:30 AM PT -- so stay tuned.



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just because    

miscaryy so i spent 100's western union....then had sex with best friend called from his house asking more money

401 days ago

just because    

2 diff storiies

401 days ago

just because    

she better get that 10k grill delivered....even if she stole 10 lbs weed from her dealer

401 days ago

just because    

TMZ forgets that amanda bynes retired after Easy A n Quit twitter

401 days ago

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seen smoking glass weed bowls

401 days ago

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its a joke......tmz stand by your personal perception

401 days ago

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fake ass biased news

401 days ago


Won't seek treatment? WTF? Her parents aren't the right people to be in control of this girl if she's sick if they won't be getting the girl treatment for her illness. Hope the judge says they need to get her help!!

401 days ago

Saint Bynes    

I don't like those two. For some reason I just can't trust them. Not after all the things Amanda said about them.

401 days ago

Jeff Portlance    

Why does TMZ care about a "one movie" girl that has done nothing in years when there are so many other real people that go through "Mental issues" in this country. I come to TMZ to see news about current, active, or former stars of movie & television. She is no "Star"

401 days ago


I really think she is sick. Unlike Lohan who used ADHD that she's never had for her Adderall. Bynes needs help. Hope the judge grants it. There is a very good chance she can also hurt someone else not just herself.

401 days ago


Amanda's Parents are ugly

401 days ago

AMY D    

Wow, if this doesn't age two parents, I don't know what does! Sad for all involved .

401 days ago

Fred Farkel    

Well good luck to the parents - but I can tell you that the best thing you can do is let Amanda end up in the gutter first. When she's ready to wake the F up then SHE will come around and ring your doorbell.

401 days ago


Do they all have eye webbing? They seem like good folks stuck in the middle of a media feeding frenzy and their daughter..keep her away from lufti and those wanna be rappers..spend a few years away from tv..tgen let her rebuild regroup and come back in a different light..or find piece of mind and dont come back at all.

401 days ago
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