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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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I'm glad there finally stepping in but what took them so long? Did she have to go through all that drama for this to finally happen? I said it before and I will say it again she reminds me so much of the way Brittany used to act until her parents stepped up. Now she can hopefully get the help she so badly needs.

424 days ago

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So what you're telling me is... for the last... let's say 15yrs... she's been living it up normally just up until recently when TMZ brought her up on their website a few months ago and now all of a sudden she's schizophrenic, she's in danger of hurting herself and others and she's become financially unstable. Even after moving to New York and going on a shopping spree? Good Amanda/Bad Amanda is a joke but hey, let's keep the money flowing and the fakie personality top news for the tabloids and sites.

424 days ago

Heidi Guiol    

But WHERE were her parents up till now...They saw her in the news almost daily with questionable antics and they never did anything????? Really ? Hmmmmmm

424 days ago


Lets hope there is a judge that will finally just say "NO" to a celebrity.

424 days ago

Heidi Guiol    

So WHERE were her parent up until now?? Did they not see her in the news each day making scarey decisions each day and making the news? Now finally give the poor girl some help? Something triggered this in her life, sadly the ones that are to know you best - family could not see a problem until now, we ALL did....Hope she gets the help she needs now!

424 days ago


God blelss......hope yu get the healing yu need.....

424 days ago


Of course we don't want her to hurt herself, but more important, we don't want her to hurt somebody else. For the public's safety, she needs to be held until the doctors are sure she won't start another fire or douse her dog in gasoline.

424 days ago


Her parents are just NOW intervening and saying they're worried? Were they not seeing what the rest of the world was seeing? I hope they do good by her.

424 days ago


dear tmz, the girl is schizo. why don't you do some real investigative work and find out who else in her family is schizo. it's usually hereditary. i'm wondering if there will be any mention of the genetic source in the conservatorship papers? or maybe it's all just in the medical papers which would be private, i assume. in any case, make yourselves useful for a change... do some real reporting/work.

424 days ago

Elizabeth A Owens    

I don't like the idea of a permanent conservatorship. She is WAY too young to be under guardianship forever. Temporary, maybe. Permanent, no. I am glad the judge in this case is taking his time. I want to see Amanda get better, but also to be represented fairly.

423 days ago


Who is this supposedly 'famous' person?

423 days ago


so, who is Amanda Bynes anyway???

423 days ago

Destiny Fletcher    

While I haven't seen much evidence of drug abuse in Amanda's life, I wouldn't be surprised if a majority of the missing money was spent on marijuana and/or alcohol. It is important to remember that Amanda is suffering with a crippling and terrifying mental disorder, in the addiction field we call this a Co-occurring disorder, and many times clients will not have addiction but instead use drugs and other substances to self medicate, or treat, their mental disorder. In any case, the mental disorder will always be treated first, and most often the client will no longer need or want other substances. My heart goes out to Amanda and her family in this difficult time. The road to recovery is a long one and the best thing we can do for those suffering is offer compassion.

423 days ago


Its time for people to realize Amanda Bynes is in the fight of her life literally! It is very hard to come to terms with having ANY mebtal disorder! So many times you can't remember what you have done. People say you're crazy etc, and of course you want to defend yourself! I am neither an Amanda Bynes fan one way or another. But this is not the first person these things have happened to its just so unfortunate it happens to some people so publicly. Show some compassion. What if it was you?

423 days ago


Look at how Amanda's mother is trying to grab all of the attention in this photo. She is equally smiley in a very recent photo. Something is wrong with this picture!

423 days ago
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