For a short time after being released from a psychiatric hospital this past summer, Amanda Bynes appeared to be doing better. Under guidance from her parents, the former Nickelodeon star enrolled in fashion design school but for the past week, her antics have made it obvious that she is again suffering the effects of schizophrenia.
In a well-orchestrated ruse by the parents and with the aid of Sam Lufti who once helped Brittany Spears during her difficult time, Amanda believed she was flying to Los Angeles to meet with an attorney in regards to filing a lawsuit against her mom and dad. However, upon arrival, she was admitted into a Pasadena mental hospital and placed on an involuntary hold.
According to an insider, waiting for her at the hospital were her parents, the family attorney, and Sam’s attorney. Although Sam played a big role in getting Amanda to California, he has been shrouded by controversy ever since wanting conservatorship over Brittany Spears, making many people question his motivation regarding Amanda’s case.
Despite his tract record, Amanda’s dad believes Sam has some credibility and in fact, may be trying to redeem himself after the earlier debacle with Brittany. However, Brittany’s parents are not so forgiving and Amanda herself cannot stand him. Much of the skepticism comes from Sam trying over the years to build friendships with people like Paris Jackson, Lindsay Lohan, and Courtney Cox, and for what.
No matter his intentions, the most important thing is that Amanda is where she needs to be right now. The initial 72-hour involuntary psychiatric hold expired yesterday and after an emergency hearing, a judge determined that she needed to stay put for a few weeks. During this time, doctors will work closely with the star in getting her medication straightened out and providing ongoing mental health counseling.
According to a source close to the family, Amanda’s mom and dad are worried sick for their daughter and genuinely believe if not properly treated, she would continue to pose significant risk not only to herself but others.
Also troubling is that Amanda reportedly is so angry that her parents deceived her in getting her to the California mental hospital that she never wants to speak with them again. Everyone hopes that she will see it is her parents who love and care about her most and are willing to do everything it takes to help her get well.