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Amanda Bynes

Parents Say She's Paranoid...

Hemorrhaging Money

7/26/2013 10:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The parents of Amanda Bynes believe she's a substance abuser who has become paranoid, delusional and is draining her bank account ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Amanda's parents filed papers in an attempt to win a temporary conservatorship.  In the docs, they say Amanda has become "extremely paranoid about being watched," and she covers smoke alarms with towels and tapes windows shut to prevent cameras from shooting her.

The parents go on -- Amanda has "profound issues with her body image" and is "obsessed with the fact that she (and others) are ugly."

The parents say Amanda had $4 million in the bank, but is blowing a huge amount of cash -- she spent $1.2 mil in a very short amount of time.  Amanda withdrew $100k on June 4 and another $100k on July 2 and the parents have no idea where the money went, but they mention they believe she spends "a substantial amount" for marijuana and other illegal substances.

The parents say Amanda doesn't connect with reality, telling them she "cabbed it" from New York to L.A.  The parents believe she's homeless.

The documents described what TMZ first reported ... that the parents are hanging their hats on the driveway fire incident to show Amanda is a danger to herself and others.

The court denied the petition for a temporary conservatorship Friday morning, because the judge wanted more info.

TMZ broke the story ... doctors suspect Amanda is schizophrenic.

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46.

Desiree    

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/18/rare-disease-makes-woman-paranoid-lose-memory-for-one-month/

453 days ago
47.

verlinda    

$ 4 million....no wonder she's going to be a "Rap" artist...the rap will be than 4 million,

453 days ago
48.

Astronut    

Okay, so we need to remember: Amanda, with her condition, could have been buying all kinds of crazy stuff with that money, including paying $$$ to con artist types... you know, the ones who can make you a "rap star?" She also could have been buying tech gear to throw off the "spies."

453 days ago
49.

Jandra902    

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS JUDGE THINKING? How is that judge going to feel if she kills someone or herself? And if ppl know she's mentally ill is it really fair to still presue her regardless who she calls ugly?

453 days ago
50.

Astronut    

Also — anyone here ever see the film, "A Beautiful Mind?" If you lose your mind, you lose everything. Nothing is more important than your mind. This disease is TRAGIC and I hope she gets well.

453 days ago
51.

Pablo Escabar    

Instead of being with their daughter, they're in court trying to get her money!

453 days ago
52.

misty1967    

I feel for her parents, they have no idea just how difficult life is really about to become if they take her in. She needs to be in a therapeutic setting for a while.so she can learn how to deal with daily life. Her parents no doubt live her but they are by no means qualified to help her learn the coping skills that she is going to need. Love her enough to let go for now and let others help her.

453 days ago
53.

baby    

100k for pot in a month? i dont believe that at all...

453 days ago
54.

Spunky Funk    

What cab driver would agree to drive someone from NY to LA? lol

453 days ago
55.

Kookla    

Stupid judge

453 days ago
56.

ilovegossip    

"Cabbed" it from NY to LA...that explains where the $200,000 went.

453 days ago
57.

VictoriaGirl    

Hey "tmz staff", Why do you keep referring to them as "the parents" as opposed to "her parents"?

453 days ago
58.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Somehow I doubt if she's like the rest of us working stiffs and has a checking account or money market that she simply writes a check and signs her name. Her money is handled. Check the money handler.

453 days ago
59.

Cheekymonkey    

Girl is sick. Ok. Cool. As far as all the $hit talking against her, it's well deserved. If any of us behaved that way we'd probably be in jail, and not a psych ward.

453 days ago
60.

ilovegossip    

If Sam Lufti is involved... check his accounts.

453 days ago
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