Amanda Bynes has been put on a 5150 hold.
The psychiatric hold has been put in place for her own safety and can be extended beyond its intended 72 hours up to 14 days.
Amanda Bynes just arrived in L.A. and went directly to a hospital outside L.A. … where doctors placed her on a psychiatric hold.
We’re told Amanda thought a car service was taking her to The London Hotel where her parents and their attorney were going to meet her. In fact the parents had made arrangements with the car service to take her to a Pasadena hospital instead … where their lawyer, Tamar Arminak was waiting with doctors.
We’re told doctors placed her on a 5150 psychiatric hold, where she will be held for 72 hours. That hold can be extended for 14 days, and we’re told during that time there will be a move to get another conservatorship. [TMZ]
Previously, it was reported by TMZ that Amanda was stopped in two different stores on suspicion of shoplifting. There was also video of odd behaviour including her twerking on her driver in a store. In a separate incident, she scratched a fan during an altercation.
There have also been interviews with InTouch in which Amanda reportedly babbled incoherently, claimed to be engaged and pregnant. She recanted saying, literally, “a chip” in her head made her do it. The tabloid released photo and a statement furthering the veracity of their original report.
She also accused her father of sexual abuse on Twitter and retracted that too because “the chip in her head made her do it.” She deleted some of the tweets and denied her father ever touched her. Her mother, brother and sister all strongly deny any wrongdoing on the father’s part.
Although “unnamed sources” on behalf of Amanda’s parents claim she “has no mental illness”, it’s been claimed Amanda is bipolar and schizophrenic.
When her parents had conservatorship, Amanda lived with them, was in school and on medication. She was subsequently kicked out of school for doing drugs and paying kids to do her work. The conservatorship ended barely two weeks ago and she almost immediately went off her meds, moved out and began to backslide. Earlier this month, for example, Amanda was arrested for yet another DUI.