Oh no, what happened to Amanda?
According to TMZ and Us Weekly, former Nickelodeon child star Amanda Bynes was hospitalised outside of Los Angeles and placed on psychiatric hold. She was reportedly taken directly to the hospital after landing by plane in Los Angeles. Sources claim that doctors placed her on a 5150 psychiatric hold and she will be held for 72 hours. That hold may be extended for 14 days.
Last year, the troubled 28-year-old was placed on 5150 psychiatric hold after starting a small fire in a Ventura County home. At the time, her mother, Lynn Bynes, was granted partial conservatorship of her daughter.
Her hospitalisation comes the same day that she accused her father of sexual abuse on Twitter. She allegedly wrote:
My dad was verbally and physically abuse to me as a child. He called me ugly as a child and then asked me if I wanted to have sex with him and i did not know how to respond and I said no and then I was forced to live with my dad which was a total nightmare. My dad fondled himself in front of me so many times that I started recording him on my phone in hopes of catching him saying or doing something inappropriate around me so I could get him arrested & put in jail for the rest of his perverted life. My mom knows that my father’s literally and physically incestual towards his own daughter and the fact that she never called the police on Him embarrasses me to no end. So, today I am meeting with a lawyer to get a restraining order against my dad.
Of course, she later recanted those tweets. As in, her rants were deleted. And she went on to blame a “microchip”.
My dad never did any of those things The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he’s the one that ordered them to microchip me
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) October 10, 2014
Her mother was also quick to dispel those allegations as she released a statement to E! Online through the family’s attorney, Tamar Arminak.
The statement read:
I am heartbroken today for my husband of 47 years. Rick has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. He has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually. These accusations are absolutely horrible and could not be further from the truth! These allegations stem from Amanda’s mental state at the moment. They have no basis in reality. It saddens me beyond belief that my husband’s character could be slandered in such a way.
Meanwhile, E! News has confirmed that the troubled actress arrived at Las Encinas hospital in Pasadena, California. The facility offers “a wide range of behavioural health care treatment options are offered for patients with psychiatric, chemical dependency, or co-occurring disorders”, according to its website.
Amanda’s parents Rick and Lynn Bynes were also seen pulling up to the treatment facility shortly after their daughter arrived, followed by police.
As for the reason behind the admission, reports have varied. Us Weekly and TMZ have reported that the former child star has been placed on a psychiatric hold (or 5150) for the next 72 hours, while People reports she has checked into a rehabilitation program.
Here’s to wishing Amanda a speedy recovery!