Amanda Bynes’ involuntary psychiatric hold has been extended another two weeks.
“They’re happy she’s safe and that Amanda is finally getting some help,” a source told People.
The 28-year-old actress was taken to the treatment facility Friday after a ruse was concocted by her parents to get help for their daughter. Bynes thought she was heading to meet her parents and their attorney after landing in LA from New York. Instead, her parents whisked her to the hospital, where she remains.
The scheme to get Bynes’ help was an orchestrated intervention, which included Sam Lufti, a former Britney Spears confidante, who helped the family get her home, and her parents’ attorney, Tamar Arminak.
“It was touch and go whether the plan would work,” said the source, who added that currently Bynes “is erratic and disconnected from reality.”
— MTV UK (@MTVUK) October 14, 2014
Last week, Bynes went on a spree of erratic behavior, which included stealing a $200 purse from Barneys Department Store. She also took to her Twitter account to rant on a variety of topics, including an accusation that her father had sexually, verbally and physically abused her as a child.
She later deleted the Tweets about sexual abuse and blamed “the microchip in [her] brain.”
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 12, 2014
Apparently, she often targets her father when she recedes into her illness.
“When she is in one of these states, her anger and frustration is directed towards her father,” the source told People.
Lynn Bynes, who generally keeps quiet about her daughter’s troubles, issued a statement through Arminak, refuting the claims and citing her daughter’s “mental state” for the accusations that “have no basis in reality.”
— CNN Entertainment (@CNNent) October 10, 2014
Bynes’s siblings, Jillian O’Keefe and Tommy Bynes, also released a statement defending their parents.
“We are disturbed beyond words that Amanda would come up with such a fabrication as a way to avoid getting much needed help or treatment,” they said.
“We have the most wonderful parents who have ever lived [and] are pained by [Amanda’s] behavior. … We absolutely give our full unconditional love and support to our wonderful parents.”