Amanda Bynes Is About to Get Some Real Help
Just two days after Amanda Bynes was placed under 5150 psychiatric hold after lighting a fire in her neighbor's yard, the former actress may finally have family coming to her aid. According to a report from The Oregonian, Lynn and Rick Bynes — also known as the What a Girl Wants actress' parents — are seeking conservatorship of the actress, who was taken into custody in Thousand Oaks, Calif., following the incident.
That means Bynes' parents would be given complete control over her finances and personal life, proving that authorities aren't the only ones worried about Bynes' welfare (and, frankly, the welfare of those around her).
It could be what Bynes needs to reclaim her health — after her very public breakdown in 2008, Britney Spears' parents were granted a conservatorship, which led to the pop star's professional and personal comeback.
Though early reports indicated Bynes could only be hospitalized for 72 hours, she may be placed in treatment for up to two weeks. Authorities are also currently caring for the former actress puppy, which she has been seen using as a paparazzi shield.
Bynes was placed under 5150 hold Monday after wandering onto a neighbor's lot and lighting a portion of her driveway on fire. The former actress is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 26 after a May 2013 arrest for reckless endangerment and marijuana possession.