Amanda Bynes arrives for a hearing at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013.
Amanda Bynes is extremely paranoid, has been using drugs, and has spent more than $1.2 million in a “very short amount of time,” her parents said Friday in a California court filing.
Rick and Lynn Bynes, who are seeking a conservatorship over Amanda, described their daughter as “appearing to have a substance abuse problem” and being “extremely paranoid about being watched, including at our residence.”
According to the court papers, “she would cover smoke alarms with towels, tape windows shut and cover her car dashboard with cardboard and tape out of fear that cameras were watching her from inside these places.”
Bynes was involuntarily hospitalized earlier this week after authorities said she ignited a small blaze on a driveway in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Monday night. Her pants and dog may also have caught fire in the incident. She is currently under a two-week psychiatric hold at a hospital.
Bynes’ parents said they learned their daughter had returned to California from her New York City apartment two days before the incident when she told them she had “cabbed it.” They are unsure where she had been staying in the meantime. “We believe she is essentially homeless,” the filing stated.
Bynes had approximately $4 million in savings, her parents said, but had withdrawn $100,000 in cash in both June and July. The filing also shed light on some of the actress’ more disturbing recent behavior seen on Twitter.
“Amanda has profound issues with her body image and is obsessed with the idea that she (and others) are ‘ugly,’ her parents said. “She talks incessantly about cosmetic surgeries that she wants to have completed. We are concerned that the surgeries she wants to have are dangerous and detrimental to her health.”
The judge has scheduled a hearing on the issue for Aug. 9 and hopes to meet one-on-one with Bynes before making a decision.
- The fire at a South Carolina black church late Tuesday night wasn't arson, according to a preliminary investigation.
- The U.S. and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in Washington and Havana as they restore diplomatic ties after more than 50 years.
- Greece has become the first developed country to miss a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund.
- The U.S. has defeated Germany 2-0 in the Women's World Cup semis. Team USA will play Japan or England in the final ⚽️