Amanda Bynes Wants Out of Psych Ward NOW, Requests Emergency Hearing

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Amanda Bynes wants out of the psychiatric ward. Like yesterday.

Her attorney filed legal documents challenging the two-week extension of her forced hospitalization and asking for an emergency hearing to cut let her loose.

Typically, a 5150 psychiatric hold ends after 72 hours, but due to Amanda Bynes' mental illness, a judge extended it by two weeks late yesterday.

Amanda Bynes in 2011

There will be a hearing before a judge at the psychiatric ward this afternoon at 2 p.m. Pacific to contest that decision, and Amanda will be present.

It's unclear how or why the judge's mind would change after the ruling that was just handed down 24 hours ago, but she's going to try apparently.

Bynes clearly doesn't want to be there, or to be placed under a conservatorship in which her parents would be made her legal guardians in every respect.

Her parents have already filed for this, but were denied by the judge - at least until the two-week extension passes. Before he rules, the judge wants:

  • A one-on-one meeting with Amanda Bynes.
  • To hear from the doctors treating the star.
  • The attorney appointed to rep the 27-year-old to interview her at length and come up with the best recommendation he can.
  • To see the police file on the driveway fire incident that ended with her hospitalized under the 5150 hold earlier this week.

A hearing for the conservatorship was set for August 9, and it's hard to imagine Bynes being released prior to that, no matter how hard she protests.

As long as there's reason to believe she might harm herself or others, and the doctors feel they need more time to diagnose her condition, she'll stay put.

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Seriously Marduk? You obviously don't get it either. Mental illness is NO joke.

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Set her free so she can do some more crazy shit. That's entertainment.

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My above comment was meant @ emanon :)

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AMEN!!!!! I agree 1,000% with u .... Right on! Look at previous stars w meltdowns ... Aka britney spears ... Amanda may hv more severe issues, but with the proper care, support, and love, hopefully she can regain a normal life and mental state! :)

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Bitch

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@ zahid

Bitch? WTF brought that on? We're not seeing the actions of a healthy woman in her late 20's. We're seeing the effects of a mentally ill young woman. So, no not a bitch but a SICK young woman.

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The judge should DENY this the girl needs help!

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What a horrible pic of her. Is that pic distorted in some way?

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Above Kim K. obsessed about Amanda. Put ur money where ur mouth is--in ur purse. Start an organization with lots of ur money and help people who need help along the way. Mental is getting to be such a big issue and
we can all help and especially those who proclaim to "feel" for them..
Get them real help. Unload some of that money--you can't live long enough to spend it all. Do some good. Did that occur to u? Give 1 $10,000 handbag you flaunt about buying.Help somebody.

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Hollywood and all it's players why don't they each instead of buying a new car or house, get a fund together to help their own. When a member has
a mental problem, or overload they could go to rehab and really have serious mental health persons that play hard ball and bring life in prospect and work w/them instead of exploriting them, gossiping and
blame.. Take care of your own. Don't u think that would be better?
Mental health is a huge issue and much more needs to be gained even in today's world w/regular people.

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beautiful pic

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@ yousuf

Mentally I'll people we're ct loose during the Reagan years as hospitals closed and thev patients hit the streets. Also watch the difficulty Anandascparents have gaining cintrolnof her. Anyone if legal age can live as they choose regardless of their ability to do so. Btw this seems like a ploy to get skims name in the public while she hides from the cameras. Not betting the farm it goes any deeper.

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@ Spare+me

I disagree. Yes people of legal age have the right to live as they with, as long as it's within the scope of the law AND as long as they don't pose a danger to themselves or those around them. If the court/mental health examination deems them unable to make safe/rational decisions, they CAN be held in a facility, whether it's jail or a mental health facility.

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Birthplace
Thousand Oaks, California
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes

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My favorite part of my body is my smile.

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I say I never want to get married. I feel trapped with the idea of marriage. How can you really be with somebody forever? I'd get bored!

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