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Amanda Bynes' Mother Releases Statement
Amanda Bynes' family has been fairly hush-hush during the past few months, as the 27-year-old actress' mental health has rapidly declined to the point that she was placed on an involuntary hold in a psychiatric hospital.
But now, Bynes' mother, Lynn Bynes, has issued a statement exclusively to People about her daughter's situation. In it, she notes that a lot of what's being said about Amanda is false, that nothing coming from the media should be taken too seriously, and that she has faith that Amanda will recover.
Here are the pieces of the statement released by People:
"I would really like everyone out there to know that almost 99 percent of the things written about my daughter in various media outlets are false or misleading...Unless it's a statement issued by our family attorney, Tamar Arminak, please take everything you read about Amanda with a grain of salt...Please know that neither myself or other family members have ever released any information regarding her treatment or diagnosis. We truly believe in keeping our daughter's situation private for now...We appreciate everyone's heartfelt support and we hope that she can get some privacy and the respect she deserves during this trying time...Both my husband and I love Amanda very much and we know that she will get through this situation."
Bynes was admitted to the hospital after setting a fire in a stranger's driveway earlier this year. Leading up to that, her behavior had gotten more and more erratic, from dumping bong water out of a New York City window to donning an array of ever-stranger wigs in public.
Most recently, it was reported that Bynes had transferred from UCLA to a Malibu rehab facility.