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Amanda Bynes

Parents Say She's Paranoid...

Hemorrhaging Money

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


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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Amanda needs professional help and NOT the help of her parents, I mean come on, her parents haven't been in the picture in a very long time, now they have a slight chance to "steal" her money and everything Amanda has earned so they so happen to pretend they care...bunch of crap, also I read that Amandas results came back NEGATIVE for every drug except pot, which does NOT make you paranoid to the extent of what is being portrayed here. For her parents to say they believe she is paranoid because of drugs when the tests came back negative, is the sky pink people?! Bynes parents need to back off and stay far away from that poor woman!

369 days ago


Roses are red, violets are blue
I'm a Schizophrenic, and so am I.

369 days ago


It's all bs its justified paranoia because people are in fact watching her, taking pictures, writing about her on TMZ all the damn time, leave this young beautiful girl alone!

369 days ago


So... Amanda Bynes owns a home in Calabasas, CA, worth $1,879,000, 4,618 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and admittedly has $4 million banked and she is homeless how? She "profound issues with her body image", well yeah, she is a former actress and worked in the industry the parents put her in. She "she covers smoke alarms with towels and tapes windows shut to prevent cameras from shooting her"??? Uhm, I understand the window thing as she is being followed and being photographed constantly... stalked I would say. Now the thing about the smoke detectors... you got me, I got nothing. Unless she suspected her parents of attempting to spy on her (as that took place when Ms Bynes lived with them). I don't know I do not feel it would be conducive to Ms. Bynes well being to allow the parents to have a conservatorship. There is a lot of hostility and mistrust. Ms Bynes had stated in the past that they benefited off of her. She initially attempted to file emancipation papers to free herself from her parents when young... she did withdraw those papers, however I find that significant.

369 days ago

miss b    

Wow,Just like Michael Jackson.

369 days ago


I can't stand the new writer, whoever you are.

369 days ago


Where is the court system and court to deny. This JUSTICE in the USA is so far gone. There is NO justice when people need it. Judges are all Republicans and don't like anyone or anything regulated.

369 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

These are the same parents who said Amanda doesn't do drugs or alcohol when she got arrested for DUI. Now they claim she has a drug problem? If Amanda is appointed a conservator it needs to be an impartial third party, not her parents.

369 days ago


It was continued . . . Not denied.
You said judge needs more info.

369 days ago


Great work TMZ.

369 days ago


How ridiculous! Judge denies the request!?! This poor girl needs help managing her life and her health. Her actions from the past year represent this. If not her parents, then who is going to take care of her? Definitely not Sam Lufti...

369 days ago

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Where are the old snake pits when you need them?

369 days ago


Poor girl

369 days ago


It sounds like Amanda Bynes had one hell of a July 4th party.

369 days ago


The parents need to do anything in their power to get control of this situation and I mean anything BEG, BORROW and STEAL if they have to.

369 days ago
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