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Amanda Bynes Driveway Fire

Rap Producer To The Rescue

7/28/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0726_amanda_bynes_driveway_cleaned_article_tmzGood News!!! Someone has stepped up and PAID for the damages caused by the driveway fire Amanda Bynes set at an elderly woman's home a few days ago. 

But there's more to the story ... and it involves Amanda's aspirations to become a rap star. Allow us to explain ...

The good Samaritan who paid for the driveway cleanup is Daniel Herman -- who owns Chinga Chang Records, an East coast hip hop record label. 

Daniel tells TMZ he's been following Amanda's journey to become a rap star and would love nothing more than to sign her to his label.

That being said, Daniel says when he saw the damage Amanda caused at the elderly woman's home, he wanted to help -- so he called the woman, Bonnie Braaten, and asked for permission to bankroll the cleanup. She agreed ... and he happily cut a check for the $1,000 job.

So, is Daniel a good guy who saw an opportunity ... or is he an opportunist posing as a good guy?

Either way ... Bonnie tells TMZ she's happy for Daniel's help and is looking forward to moving on with her life.

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thisismyusername    

The driveway looked better burned.

396 days ago
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J.E.B.    

Daniel Herman, some big producer,...wants to "rescue" Amanda from getting mental health treatment.......even before she's been committed? All he's thinking about is how to exploit this nut for money for himself!

396 days ago
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JohnnyD    

She's a danger to herself and society. It's clear, she needs to be evaluated and given proper treatment for as long as it takes. That's a serious matter. She could have started multiple fires and ended up dead herself. The courts shouldn't just tap her on the wrist, then release her back into Hollywood. WRONG.

396 days ago
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Tammy LM    

For crying out loud people. 1,000!!!?? Are you kidding me? Why do these obnoxious people in these stuffy neighborhoods have to pay 1,000 for a cleaning crew to come out and do what either a basic mop, bucket and some bleach or at the very least a good rain storm will do for nothing???? It was just smoke stains for God's sake. Get over it. So freakin what? Amanda herself should be court ordered to go out there and scrub mop it clean herself.
And as for this guys wanting to sign her to a record deal as a rapper. He's never even heard her rapping. He's just taking advantage. She doesn't rap and everybody knows it. She's just crazy and this whole rap thing is just another part of her mental illness, like her being obsessed with telling everybody they're ugly. She was never going to be a rapper. It was part of her craziness. Now you have this fool wanting to give this nut a damn recording contract. That's like a person with mental illness thinking they can pick grapes off the wall paper and someone gives them a job at a vinard picking grapes.

396 days ago
65.

---    

How about seeing her as a James Bond girl, she old enough to play a Bond girl, but not with Daniel Craig!

395 days ago
66.

melbrooks    

I hope she can get well and be safe and not vulnerable to people that might take advanrage of her.

395 days ago
67.

Linda    

He is an Opportunist.....Does the guy understand that she is mentally ill and I am sure her "rap" aspirations were part of her delusions.....

395 days ago
68.

orgzeurlife    

$1000??? That's it? No wonder poor old lady's driveway still looks like s@$ t!

395 days ago
69.

Glance     

That guy is an opportunistic s***bag who's trying to take advantage of Amanda Bynes in her poor condition. He's paying 1,000 because he thinks it will charm Amanda and make him rich. Disgusting.

395 days ago
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Monkeydo    

Idiot lol he only stuck his hand in there for publicity . Thing is attaching yourself to Amanda Bynes as a rapper is so friggin pathetic my god it just get stupider. Amanda's parents should have paid for their ill daughters mistakes.

393 days ago
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