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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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Since her psych hold has been extended to 2 weeks, the judge can use whatever additional info they gather during that time to grant the conservatorship.
Amanda needs it. Otherwise, she WILL wind up hurting herself and/or others very soon. She's lost control due to her mental illness.

454 days ago


I think it would be interesting to have that kind of thing happen in ones head. I don't want it, but it would have to be strange to have two people living inside.

454 days ago


I'd LOVE to know who's running their mouth about Amanda and her progress in the hospital, isn't there a little thing called HIPPA? That's no ones' business but Amanda's and her family.

454 days ago


Schizophrenia is a debilitating disease worse than cancer

454 days ago


Guilty of thinking this was all a joke and making fun of her..when i saw the pic of het and that dog it broke my heart..that pooch was the only thing she cared about..she was totally alone..

454 days ago


I hope her parents still let "bad Amanda" tweet ! :(

454 days ago


Will this delay her rap album? I was SO looking foward to it! [/sarcasm] lol

454 days ago

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

I see nothing wrong with her.

454 days ago

Jeffrey dauhmer    

Cuckoo clock has chimed!

454 days ago


On several of these Amanda discussion boards, if you dare to suggest her parents svck or were too lame, impotent for ages in getting love and meaningful help to her, you
immediately get flack + black checks.
Isn't it possible these 2 broadly smiling people are no good for her and she has good reason to hate them + be suspicious of them?
Funny TMZ only has 1 stock pix of them.
Where have they been hiding since 10, 15 years ago when their daughter covered household appliances for fear of them?
Obviously then they knew she was really sick in the head.

454 days ago


because they did such a great job when she was growing up lets give her back to them oh yeah

454 days ago


So sick of hearing this. The sympathy for her is sickening. Nobody feels the need to feel sorry for Mark David Chapman, Son of Sam, the crazy kid that killed all the people in the movie theatre, or Charles Manson for that matter. Amanduh Bynes ran around like a looney insulting anybody and everybody there was and lit a fire that could have been a lot worse in some older innocent lady's driveway. But since she was on Nickelodeon everybody feels the need to feel sorry for her, tell people it's mean to make fun of her. Sorry, regardless if she's sick or not, she did a lot of ****ty things to people and it doesn't get to just go away because of mental illness. She should have been charged with arson, and if she's deemed mentally ill, sent to the looney bin instead of jail. If anybody is going to feel empathy for this girl and say she shouldn't be made fun of because of illness, then let's let Mark Berkowitz go free, same with Mark David Chapman, Charles manson. And hey let's pardon the weirdo that killed innocent people at a movie theatre and feel sorry for him because he was sick. This whole bit is over exposed. She's a trainwreck that is an adult and should face consequences regardless if she has mental illness or not. No different than an alcoholic getting drunk and driving. They don't get a pass for having a disease, and having poor judgement.

454 days ago


if she has 2 properties leased out then surely she has money (coming in weekly) why are people saying she has run out of money? (that she has access to at least)

454 days ago


Twitter has fallen 20points since shes been on leave

454 days ago


Do you folks really understand how hard it is to try and help your grown over 21 child when they don't want you to ...nearly impossible....and if that child has "friends" and souless lawyers working to keep you away it is impossible.....Those friends don't want you anywhere around you might just cut off the gravy train of money they are riding on and the lawyers don't give a hell.o cause they are getting their 30 per cent plus fee from them.....This is the first chance her parents has had to get back in close enough to help.....IF her friends(like Sam Luffte) and others stay out of the picture.......Amanda is mental without a doubt..but like everything else she will have to kill herself or someone else before some idiots will realize it...
I hope her parents get control and not end up like my friend who wasn't able to and had to bury her child and his family whom he killed when his voices" he didn't have" told him they had to die because they were evil and possessed by the devil. Sad but true ...He left a long rambling letter explaining why he was killing everyone.....Thank God he stopped at just his family it could have been like the child in Conn who killed all those children........but 4 innocent people died because he had "friends and lawyers" to keep him out of somewhere he could have been helped...

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