For months, we’ve been worried about Amanda Bynes. In fact, though at first we merely raised an eyebrow over her bizarre Twitter ramblings, her eclectic styling choices, and her legal troubles, it quickly became clear that something major was going on with her. So, when she checked into rehab after a pattern of strange behavior culminated in starting a fire on a neighbor’s driveway, fans like us realized there was more to the story.
Now, Amanda’s mother, who attained a conservatorship over her daughter on August 9, is speaking out about the stories that have been all over the news about her. "I would really like everyone out there to know that almost 99 percent of the things written about my daughter in various media outlets are false or misleading," Lynn told People in an exclusive statement on October 2.
Amanda was recently transferred out of the UCLA Medical Center, where she arrived in August, to The Canyon Rehab Center, where she gets to be a little bit freer and more comfortable. At the time, the family’s lawyer, Tamar Arminak, told TMZ that the actress is presently “getting specialized psych care, one on one treatment, not drug rehab."
Addressing the lawyer’s comments, Amanda’s mother emphasized that only what Tamar says is the truth, urging "Unless it's a statement issued by our family attorney, Tamar Arminak, please take everything you read about Amanda with a grain of salt." She elaborated, adding that neither she nor her family “have ever released any information regarding her treatment or diagnosis.”
And while they are hopeful for their daughter’s recovery, and grateful for fan support, Lynn asked that they be given privacy and respect while Amanda gets through this “trying time.”