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In October 2014, Amanda Bynes once again made headlines for her Twitter use. This time, the celeb tweeted allegations that her father, Rick, had abused her (verbally, physically, and sexually) and that her mother, Lynn, had been complicit in the abuse. Her parents denied the claims and their lawyer, Tamar Arminak, made a statement to TMZ: “My clients are heartbroken by these false accusations. Their older children are also horrified at the situation.” Lynn Bynes attributed the outburst to “Amanda’s mental state at the moment.” In a statement to E! News, she added, “It saddens me beyond belief that my husband’s character could be slandered in such a way.”
Shortly after making the allegations, Bynes recanted her claims of abuse, but levied new claims that she was being controlled by 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,” she tweeted (via E! News). Amid this drama, the actor was placed on another 5150 hold and taken to a hospital in Pasadena, California, according to TMZ. After the second psychiatric hold, Bynes publicly revealed she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was receiving treatment, according to E! News.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.
Source: Nicki Swift