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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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so sad- hope she gets the help she needs- don't bother Dr Drew

424 days ago


I was living on the first floor of a 2 family house and had a roommate 24 who was bi-polar with other problems I knew nothing about and she was all over the place nuts. She started to scare me.

I asked her what the hell she was on or what should you be on. Our upstairs neighbors just had a baby and she would start pounding on their door and slamming on their doorbell at all hours of the night (she had the wrong door and she thought I was locking her out) She was off the charts and getting worse. I couldn't take the chance with a baby upstairs.

I finially got a hold of her brother to come and get her that's when I found out. He told me she doesn't like taking her meds doesn't like how it made her feel. Don't know what happened to her after that.

424 days ago


Yes Amanda has money but only because her parents were smart and bank and invested her earnings from the time she started acting until she became a adult.....most of her wealth is tied up where she can't easily get to it...All her available moneys she has blown through in the last couple
of years with the help of her "friends" and her living in high priced hotels and apartment till she gets kick out of and the constant rounds of "shopping she indulged in.....
But you really want to know what bugs the hell out of me about that......??? Where is all that stuff ? She came back to LA with only a couple of were is all that stuff she shopped for in NYC this past year ? ....did she just leave it everywhere ? ....Hell I still got stuff I bought 20 yrs ago that I have moved with me everywhere.....Most people do....that is mentally stable people do.....
I bet she has some really nicely dressed 'friends" with expensive toys....

424 days ago


This is really sad. I honestly hope she gets the proper help and care. Also, I wish TMZ would stop using headlines like '10 hrs of sanity 1 hour crazy' - calling someone with a mental illness crazy is the same as calling someone with disabilities the big R word.

424 days ago


I expect TMZ will try to throw in a Lindsay Lohan reference when this one starts to slow down......
The problem with that is Lindsay Lohan is NOT mental......Not the same way this girl is.....
Lindsay is just plain crazy mean and soulless.....she is one of the predators of the world...and no amount of therapy or pills or counseling is going help that.....

424 days ago


I believe they will have no problem showing proof for judge. I just hope they can get it.

424 days ago


I wish crazy could be limited to all the fun stuff she gets up to (example -trampoline world) because she seems like she would be cool to hang out with, but yeh its way out of control now, hopefully she can pull it together.

424 days ago


C'mon, folks! Amanda's parents need support - not criticism. They are absolutely doing the right thing here. I don't think any of us would be willing to take
Amanda into our home, and monitor her round the clock. As far as financial gain for her parents:
1. Her Dad is a dentist. He has his own $.
2. Finances are strictly monitored by a judge.
3. All the money in the world isn't enough to
compensate for the hard work it will take to
help Amanda. They are obviously doing this
because they LOVE her!

Final Note: They won't pay to fix their neighbors driveway because accountability is part of the process of bringing Amanda to reality. In addition,
they would be enabling her behavior.

424 days ago

get real    

Shes Lucky that HER Parents CARE enough to try to help her and keep her safe! The Dog almost died. She threw a Bong out of her NYC apt . She tried to sat it was a Vase. A Vase could have killed someone when it hit the ground. The Girl Needs help. Again, She is very fortunate that someone even Cares!

424 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

TMZ, this is no longer some stupid sleeze gossip story, it is a story about a mentally ill woman.
I have a novel idea for you people. Why don't you JUST STAY THE FUQUE AWAY FROM THIS STORY.
You don't have the true knowledge of what is happening, and more importantly you don't have anyone on the staff of your website to actually understand what this kind of infantile reporting is doing to this woman.
Perhaps for once in your collective lives, you can actually do the right thing and not whatever it takes to make a few shekels out of human misery.

424 days ago


the only mental illness she has was entering in the child star entertainment industry which was forced upon by her parents no less, what 10yr old says I want a carrer in tv and movies? emotional trauma and programming have caused this 'breakdown' .. wake up and smell the coffee these kids are under tremendous conrol and pressure and it cracks....

424 days ago

Wash. Hts. Girl    

why isn't she on an anti-psychotic or some ****tail of drugs? If she were on the right meds they wouldn't have to strap her down.

424 days ago


I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Amanda was getting acting jobs when she was a little kid because some total pervert pedophile like Dan Schneider was molesting her.
Other famous actors like Corey Feldman and Corey Haim both have said that there are LOTS of pervert pedophiles in Hollywood ... especially on TV networks like Disney and Nickelodeon. Amanda Bynes got her start in Hollywood by being on TV shows on Nickelodeon.

"Corey Feldman Says Pedophilia No. 1 Problem for Child Stars, Contributed to Demise of Corey Haim"

Watch this ..

424 days ago


This woman is sick. Lohan is just a drunk and drug addict. No mental illness.

424 days ago


Amanda is not a Lindsay Lohan! OMG, she is mental sick and is exactly where she needs to be, in order to get the help she needs. I hope her parents get the conservatorship so they can help her. Other Hollywood want-a-be's should keep their big mouths shut. Shame on them for making fun of an ill person. They wouldn't do that if she had cancer, would they? I hope she can get well and then have her comeback that she deserves. I have no sympathy for Lohan, she is just an alcholalic like her parents and doesn't give a damn about herself or anyone else. Get better soon Amanda. There are a lot of people who do care about you.

424 days ago
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