Amanda Bynes Has Her Forced Hospital Stay Extended; Mom Gets Conservatorship

Aug 9, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Actress Amanda Bynes will remain involuntarily confined in a mental hospital for an additional 30 days after a judge extended her hospitalization for a second time today, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"Bynes has been involuntarily hospitalized since late July 22 after she set a small fire in the driveway of a Thousand Oaks home, lighting her pants on fire in the process. Her initial 72-hour hold was later extended by two weeks, which ended Thursday night," the story reports.

Additionally, Bynes’ mother was reportedly granted temporary conservatorship over her daughter’s finances and medical care.

The Times reports: "A judge traveled to the Ventura hospital where Bynes is being held to make the ruling about her continued care, TMZ reported. Doctors had reportedly made the decision that the ‘She’s the Man’ star should stay in their care, in line with state law that says such an arrangement can be made only if the patient is ‘gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder,’ the site said."

Bynes missed the probate court hearing today on the temporary conservatorship, as doctors determined that she was not well enough to attend, the Times notes. "She reportedly intended to fight against such an arrangement, which was pursued by her parents, Richard and Lynn Bynes, and awarded to Lynn," the story reports.

The piece adds: "Amanda is ‘not improving yet. … These meds take longer than a week to work, and she’s only been given them for about a week,’ a ‘well-placed’ source told the New York Daily News on Thursday."

In their application for conservatorship, Bynes’ parents reportedly expressed concern that, among her other issues, Amanda had gone through $1.2 million of her $4 million savings.


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