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Judge delays ruling on Amanda Bynes conservatorship

  • The parents of the actress have filed papers to seek conservatorship, claiming she is mentally ill and has substance abuse issues
  • Bynes' parents claim she has spent a huge amount of money possibly on drugs and plastic surgery, and has 'profound issues with her body image'
  • Her parents want access to approximately $3.3 million in blocked accounts
Judge delays ruling on Amanda Bynes conservatorship

A judge has reportedly delayed a decision on a request by Amanda Bynes' parents to seek conservatorship over their troubled 27-year-old daughter.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser said an emergency decision wasn't necessary since Bynes is currently on a 14-day psychiatric hold after she allegedly started a fire in the driveway of a residential home on Monday, according to People.

Richard and Lynn Bynes filed paperwork Friday, saying their daughter is mentally unstable, suffers from substance abuse, has become paranoid and delusional and has "profound issues with her body image."

"We are deeply concerned that Amanda poses a substantial risk to herself, to others, and to property based on recent events in her life," stated the court documents.


Bynes' parents are also seeking access to nearly $3.3 million in blocked accounts, claiming that she is rapidly spending her money, which they fear is a "substantial amount" on "marijuana and other illegal substances, and possibly for plastic surgery."

Her parents have become increasingly worried about her state of mind after months of bizarre behavior. They include in the paperwork that they believe their daughter is now "essentially homeless" since she replied that she "cabbed it" when they inquired how she got from New York to California.

They also listed incidents in which she became increasingly paranoid about being "watched," including covering "smoke alarms with towels, tape windows shut, and cover her car's dashboard with cardboard and tape out of fear that cameras were watching her from inside these places."


The documents state that her body image issues have gotten completely out of hand: "She is obsessed with the idea that she (and others) are 'ugly,' She talks incessantly about cosmetic surgeries that she wants to have completed. She also encourages her mother to have plastic surgery."

Her parents state that she has also been verbally abusive to family members online, even calling her 9-year-old niece "ugly" on Twitter.

Bynes is currently being held in a Los Angeles-area hospital under a 5150 hold, an involuntary hospitalization in which someone is held 72 hours for a psychiatric evaluation.


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