Amanda Bynes' Mother Blasts Media in First Public Comments About Troubled Daughter
Amanda Bynes' mother has broken her silence.
Lynn Bynes, who has been granted temporary conservatorship of her troubled daughter, told People on Wednesday that the 27-year-old starlet "will get through this situation" and slammed the media for allegedly reporting misinformation about the younger Bynes' recent string of antics.
"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," the 66-year-old said. "Unless it's a statement issued by our family attorney, Tamar Arminak, please take everything you read about Amanda with a grain of salt."
The young actress was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital in late July after months of erratic behavior, including starting a small fire in the driveway of a Thousand Oaks home. She was recently transferred from UCLA Medical Center to a facility in Malibu.
In May, Bynes was arrested in Manhattan for allegedly throwing a bong out the window of her 36th-floor apartment after police had been called to investigate a complaint that she had been smoking marijuana in the building's lobby.
Multiple reports have surfaced in recent months speculating on Bynes' condition. Adding fuel to the fire: Bynes' constant presence on Twitter, where she posted bizarre updates and near-nude photos around the clock.
"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," Lynn stated.
"We appreciate everyone's heartfelt support and we hope that she can get some privacy and the respect she deserves during this trying time," she added. "Both my husband and I love Amanda very much and we know that she will get through this situation."