Lately Amanda Bynes has been all over the news with more and more embarrassing moments. And by lately we mean it’s like it has
been going on for a long time. It’s just so sad to see that this once young and promising fun little girl has grown up in to a young and reckless 27 year old. By reckless we are not talking about anything remotely daring, tough or fun but something sad and possibly harmful, to herself or others. We hope Amanda will get proper help. Not help where she can walk away easily or where it’s too easy to say “no, I don’t have any problems.”
This is an intervention. It’s not about gossip but about what would you do if this were your sister/daughter or relative. Would you sit by and make fun or would you try to walk up to her and tell her the following truths:
- Amanda you got the attention of the New York internal affairs officers. They are going to look into the allegations you made on Twitter that you were sexually assaulted. According to your Twitter account: ” Don’t believe the reports about me being arrested. It’s all lies. I was sexually harassed by one of the cops the night before last which is who then arrested me. He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious. He slapped my vagina. Sexual harassment. Big deal. I then called the cops on him. He handcuffed me, which I resisted, quite unlike any of the reports stated. Then I was sent to a mental hospital. Offensive. I kept asking for my lawyer but they wouldn’t let me. The cops were creepy. The cop sexually harassed me, they found no pot on me or bong outside my window. That’s why the judge let me go. Don’t believe any reports.” The police were quoted saying: “As it would with any such allegation, regardless of its credibility, IAB is investigating it,”. The Twitter account where the tweet originated from hasn’t been officially authenticated by Twitter. Although several sources have confirmed that it was Amanda. It’s a good thing these officers are going to look in to this issue and if they prove you are right, hopefully they will be able to help you and bring the people who assaulted you to justice.
- Don’t make such a spectacle of yourself. You already have everybodies attention for better or worse and everybody knows you are not doing well. You should try to show the public and the court that you are willing to try and work out your issues. Don’t wear a strange, very cheap looking and simply just odd wig. It’s understandable that you don’t want the paparazzi to take embarrassing pictures of you but there are other ways of avoiding having your picture taken like that. How about a hoodie, Burkha style head dress or a news paper with holes in it. It would be wise to use this disguise only when you are out and about and show the court the respect what they demand of you. This will only work in your favor down the line.
- InTouch Magazine has reported that they have disturbing pictures of your current living conditions. They claim to have a picture of you smoking a joint while continuously checking your Twitter feed while you are lying on top of an uncovered mattress. Other photos show you putting on make up and dancing around with a strange man in the back ground who is all so smoking marijuana. Amanda maybe it’s time to stop the smoking and buy some sheets for your mattress, not to invite creepy men over to your house and get a cleaning lady to come on over and muck out your residency on a daily basis. Because even if it’s in a small way your surroundings do have an effect on people and also on you. If your house is cluttered you will feel disorganized as well.
- Promise now that you won’t ever take pictures of yourself half naked in bathroom stalls again. Sure there will be men who might like this and think it’s hot but for most it’s a turn off. It actually underscores the fact that you are troubled. Sane people don’t do these types of things unless it’s when they are really drunk and then they won’t remember anyway. Luckily for them if you’re drunk they can’t aim the camera very well. Ipso facto, the photo will be blurry. In your case it would be best just to admire your own beauty if you feel like that but don’t take pictures of your half naked body and share it with the world.
- It’s probably best that you’re not able to fly for awhile. At least not until you get your driver’s license back. It’s such a pity you had to find out the hard way that everybody needs an ID when they board a plane. Celebrity or not. It was clever of you to try to Google yourself and show the pilot that you were really Miss Bynes. However next time don’t yell at the poor cabin crew. These people can’t help that you lost your license because of reckless driving. It is good to realize that your actions do have consequences and that they sometimes go beyond the related situation.
- Don’t stiff Cab drivers. Seven dollars for normal folks means a pint of milk and some bread. Therefore please pay the nice cab driver the amount that he’s owed. You were lucky this past Friday that the cabbie didn’t mind too much. You had only received twenty dollars from your lawyer and the cab fare was $27. However it’s not nice to stiff people, no matter what state you’re in, or status you have.
- Don’t go around and call random people ugly just because they are saying things that you don’t like. Especially don’t call Giovanni Arnold, the photographer of the Intouch Magazine photo’s see point 3, an “ugly black man”. This sounds almost racist and most people will be offended by it. In addition it’s never a strong argument to call people names and it probably won’t help your cause anyway.
- It’s never a good idea to rant on Twitter and call out media people who did something wrong in your opinion. Most people will read it and chuckle for a bit and at worst they will think you are totally of your rocker. It’s best to stay calm and think which legal steps you can take and how to proceed. Apart from hiring a cleaning lady you might all so consider a good image publicist. In case you want a reminder of what was said in the Tweet: “That’s not my bed! Those aren’t my toes! My toes are pedicured! I just did an exclusive interview with Intouch last week, now they bought fake altered photos by that ugly black man in the photo or someone who knows him! They used an old shot of me on the cover with a bad angle of my old nose before I had surgery to reshape my profile and to remove the webbing from my eyes. I have to sue because that’s not my apartment, those aren’t my clothes! They morphed photos of my face onto some one’s body to ruin my life! I have to make a big deal of this and sue because that’s not me! I care about my appearance so I have to defend myself! I look like a different person now that I had surgery! Why did they put an old shot of me on the cover? I don’t look like that anymore! I only want photos of my gorgeous new nose on the cover of tabloids and real magazines! The photos in this issue are fake and mocked up! I don’t care enough to keep talking about it. Just assume that I fucked the boyfriend of the editor of Intouch because they fucking hate me!”
- All so don’t lay on your bed with random photographers who you later call “ugly”. (Giovanni points 3,7 and 8) And even more don’t let them pull your butt. (Whatever that may mean.)
- It’s always a good idea to be nice to your neighbours or at least greet them in a human way when you meet them outside of your flat. If you act strange they will later talk and make you look like you’ve lost your marbles. This is what an unnamed resident of the flat where you live had to say. “She just stares at people. Her eyes look really messed up. It’s very clear she’s not just smoking pot. When you see her, you’re nervous to even be in the elevator with her. Sometimes she’s really dressed up, studded Louboutins and white jeans but with tanning lotion all over her and carrying her big gold bag. Other times she is so insanely disheveled in Adidas flip-flops and sweats with her hair all messed up. It’s clear from very far away, just by looking at her and the way she acts, that she has issues. She stumbles. She sways and can barely stand up straight. She walks into people a lot. She just doesn’t have any regard for people around her or where she is going.”
It would be a good idea to listen to your parents at least this once. Sometimes parents actually do know what’s good for you. Amanda could get a lot of help from this:
“Rick & Lynn, Amanda’s parents, have met with several lawyers that handle conservatorships in the past month, because they want to get legal control of their daughter. They have been advised that even as disturbing as Amanda’s behavior is, it’s very unlikely that a judge would sign off on a temporary conservatorship.
Conservatorships are very hard to get, and being mentally ill and addicted to drugs isn’t enough. Amanda hasn’t ever been to rehab or ever agreed to see a mental health professional. Her parents are absolutely powerless to do anything at this point.”
By Georgina Pijttersen