Amanda Bynes was set to walk into court today to fight for her freedom. It seems that has been denied and the judge has issued an additional 30 day psych hold for the troubled starlet. According to law, for a person to receive the extension, the person must exhibit signs that show them as, “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder.” The judge is also in the final stages of finalizing a conservatorship between Amanda and her mother.
Reports are also surfacing that Sam Lufti, who was tied to Britney Spears, was looking forward to connecting with Amanda. An unnamed source stated:
Sam bought Amanda the plane ticket for her to return to Los Angeles from New York City. She had no money. The two became friends in recent months. It’s very concerning to say the very least, given Sam’s history with Britney Spears leading up to her father, Jamie Spears, getting a conservatorship over his daughter, and getting a restraining order preventing Lutfi from having any contact with her
Yikes! As Amanda’s stay was extended, let us hope the slimy likes of Lufti stays far away and hopefully Amanda’s mom will seek a restraining order if the smooth operator sniffs within 100 yards of her daughter. The stay issued by the court means Amanda will not be meeting with the judge today. Her doctor’s forwarded their professional opinions on the starlet and due to the response, the judge issued the extension.
The drug cocktail given to the ‘Hairspray’ star is still up for review, even after earlier reports revealed Amanda was showing slight improvement. A source who requested not to be named shared, “She’s not improving yet. She’s still delusional. These meds take longer than a week to work, and she’s only been given them for about a week.”
Ventura County Judge Glen Reiser ruled today that Richard and Lynn Bynes will have limited control over their daughter’s personal affairs, including medical treatment and the oversight of her finances. For now, while the psych hold remains in place, only the facility treatment center can approve medical treatment, but upon her release, Amanda will be under the control of her mother.
No word has been released of a response from Amanda. The starlet was adamant about leaving the facility, strong-arming her attorney to file appeals which were struck down. Amanda was admitted into the treatment center last month after striking a fire in a stranger’s driveway and dousing her own dog in gasoline.
Her troubled past is nothing new and has only recently been tied to the mental condition called schizophrenia, which encompasses delusions and hearing voices. Reportedly, the drug cocktail is making a change, but there has not been enough time to determine the long-term response.
Amanda may be angry, but she needs help to overcome the bad decisions that placed her on the present path of destruction. Hopefully, with the firm hand of her parents and the judge awarding them conservatorship, she will rise to fame again. Britney Spears showed it could be done and has fared exceedingly well. Amanda’s psych hold was ordered by the judge at the suggestion of her doctors. Only time will tell if the medicinal cocktail and her parent’s guidance will make a stronger and better Amanda Bynes.