Amanda Bynes Accuses Her Father of Sexual Abuse, Then Takes It Back
The actress says a "microchip in [her] brain" made her say the accusations
Amanda Bynes made some startling accusations on Twitter about her father this morning and then retracted them. The actress claimed her father "verbally and physically" abused her as a child.
"He called me ugly as a child and then asked me if I wanted to have sex with him," she wrote in a string of tweets. "My dad fondled himself in front of me so many times that I started recording him on my phone in hopes of catching him."
She then went on to say her mother knew about the abuse and that she was contacting a lawyer to get a restraining order against her father. Her most recent tweet then denied everything:
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— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) October 10, 2014
Until a few weeks ago, Bynes was living with her parents under a conservatorship. Last week she was arrested for a DUI, the latest in a string of legal troubles for the actress, who has also struggled with mental health issues.
Tamar Arminak, a lawyer for Bynes' parents, responded to her tweets via TMZ, saying, "My clients are heartbroken by these false accusations. Their older children are also horrified at the situation."
Bynes' mother adds, "Rick has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. These allegations stem from Amanda's mental state at the moment. They have no basis in reality."