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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WHO CARES???

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ANY LITTLE NOBODIES SICK WITH THE IDEA THEY ARE "JUDGES " AND "DOCTOR" AND ARE ABDUCTING AND HOLDING PEOLE AGAINST THEIR WILL ARE COMMITTING CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY - A CRIME PUNISHABLE BY DEATH !!!! WHO ON EARTH TOLD THEM THEY COULD DO SUCH A THING ???? YOU CAN BE AS SICK AS U WANT .. THAT'AS NOBODY'S BUSINAESS BUT YOURS !!!!!! HOW ARE WE LETTING THESE MONSTERS TERRORIZE OUR PEOPLE ????? HANG THEM !!!

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@ JOY

So you're OK if someone who is COMPLETELY mentally unstable lives in your neighborhood & comes on YOUR property & starts a fire? What if they had poured gas on YOUR pet instead of their own. What if that pet had burst into flames? Thankfully California is one of the top 5 states with the strongest animal cruelty laws so between that violation of the law AND trespassing & destruction of another person's property, there was already plenty of reason to take her into custody. Animal cruelty is often an early sign that a person will harm humans in the future. What if the person had broken out your window & got in your house or busted down your door & barged in? Amanda has CLEARLY had mental health issues for a significant period of time & MANY have tried to tell her she needs help. People with mental illness often do not think straight nor do they think they need help. IF she could PROVE she's not unstable that would be different but they wouldn't have ordered a minimum 2 week stay for no reason. So, I COMPLETELY disagree. Amanda obviously can't JUDGE for herself how ill she is. DOCTORS have already said she shows significant signs of schizophrenia & other mental disorders. I'm VERY thankful she is now safe where she cannot harm herself or anyone else. I hope she gets the help she needs & is able to return to a quiet, normal life.

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@ Emanon

YOU ARE THE SAME DUMMIES , THAT IF LIVING IN THE 16 ' HUNDREDS , AND BEING THE KNOW NOTHINGS YOU ARE WOULD BE SAYING :: OH, YES !!! IF THE MAGISTRATE AND THE DOCTOR SAY SHE'S A WITCH IT MUST BE TRUE ... AND WE MUST KILL HER BECASUE WITCHES ARE DANGEROUSSSSS .... DUMMY !!!

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@ POPE++FRANCES

Where the hell do you get that from? You know NOTHING about me. Actually, if I was born/lived in the 1600's I likely would have been killed or imprisoned. Why? Because I was born with a disability & thats how people with disabilities were dealt with most of the time back then. So, before you go spouting off crazy statements like that you should probably know who you're talking to first!

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@ Emanon

The word "cruelty" implies intent. It's pretty obvious from this story that the petrol that ended up over Amanda's dog got there accidentally in the process of doing whatever it was that she was doing. Amanda was very obviously concerned for her dog's wellbeing when she burst into the liquor store to wash it off in their sink - and yet she was roundly condemned even for that. Perhaps you know something we don't... but often the use of dramatic exaggeration to make a point can end up coming across as little more than a big dose of self-righteousness.

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@ TeeCee

I agree if her actions are due to mental illness she likely wasn't in control of her actions. So, in the end any charges may never be filed or they'd be diverted or dropped. IF that happens though, my guess is it will be on condition that she completes some sort of mental health regimen that includes counseling and meds. The odd part is if she was concerned about her dog, why would she set a gasoline fire on a neighbors property? And no I'm not being self-righteous. You make a valid point BUT how long have people told Amanda she needed to seek help & she refused? All this could have been avoided and/or never happened if she had just listened to friends & those concerned for her well-being. Gasoline on an animal IS cruel, regardless of if the person is mentally stable or not & since California is one of the top 5 states in anti-cruelty laws, I don't know how much that would be taken into consideration.

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Of course she wants out. She's not a spoiled little rich girl having a tantrum because she was never taught how to cope with fame and fortune and everything that goes with it!

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Sadly, we indulge these so-called "stars" for .. being able to "act" like someone else! Bravo! What an accomplishment! And then we wonder why/how they become self-obsessed almost-porno stars?! Wow - things have gotten BAD out there! This is a 27-yr-old WOMAN - most ppl her age have CAREERS & FAMILIES & CHILDREN to care for - & yes, they DO ground us. When u have to care for another person(s), life changes in a HUGE way!
I too thought she was "off" even 3 yrs ago so perhaps it's mental illness or maybe it IS that this is what our society is producing - scary thought, I know. I hope twitter is GONE by the time my kids get old enough to care! I'm ashamed to just see MYSELF what some of these kids are saying/doing. Smhr- shaking my head RIGOROUSLY!

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This girl needs some serious help. It's a shame that it has to be court ordered but, if she and her family are unable to sort her problems out, then so be it. The important thing is to keep her and the people around her safe. This is not a laughing matter, her future is at stake. So stop blaming everyone and get her the help she obviously needs. Yes, even if she is unaware she needs help.

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THEY NEED TO PUT ALL THE JUSTINS, MILEYS AND AMANDAS, ETC., ETC., ETC., IN A BURLAP BAG, TIE IT CLOSED AND THROW IT OFF A BRIDGE INTO THE RIVER. ESPECIALLY BEFORE THEY KILL SOMEONE!!!!

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@ meg

As much as I think Bieber is an a$$ & Miley has had SOME questionable behavior, neither of them have shown clear signs of mental health issues, just poor, but not so unusual, teen judgement.

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@ meg

I agree with most... Except miley ! MILEY IS SUCH A DOUCHE BAG AND EXTREMELY UGLY! KNOW IT ALL WILL END UP WASTING HER LIFE.

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@ lynn

Miley isn't any worse than a lot of teens in todays world. Plus, she has nothing to do with Amanda's mental health.

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@ Emanon

I've been keeping up with you and you're doing great. I agree with you 100%.

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@ meg

True oh so true

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It does take a lot to get help for adults who refuse it no matter what others think. I see nothing good coming out of this. Will
Hope for the best with this troubled young woman.

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I'm sorry but my question is this! Did the lifestyle lead the psychotic mindset or did the psychotic mindset lead her to her actions! This is a 27 yr. old that stands there with a phone taking pictures of herself! That is some vain shit! The wigs? Is she trying to hide herself or get noticed? The 21st suicide called "TWEETS" and my vaginia being murdered? WHO THE HELL TALKS LIKE THAT? No one I know! She walks the earth telling people they are ugly! I use to be the same way when talking to my sister and then.... I turned 9 years old and grew out of it. All you need is drugs to light the fuse and you are off and running! My guess is she has always been off kilter as so many celebs are. The don't take rejection well and people sit back and fell sorry for her! Amazing.

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@ I don't care

Reports are she has CLEAR signs of shizophrenia & other mental health issues. I think this is something that is a biologic/metabolic issue. Not saying she ever did or didnt use drugs. That's actually not really important now. Frankly, I think it's pretty clear mental illness led to her actions in recent months.

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Amanda needs to stay in that facility as long as they can keep her. This young lady needs empathy, compassion and the best care that a multi millionaire like Amanda can buy! My thoughts and prayers go to her as well as her family.

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@ Kimberly

Did you see my post about my email?

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@ Kimberly

I agree. She needs to stay in and get the help she sorely needs.

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There is no such thing called privacy in the USA anymore. The people voted Obuma in for a second term and they deserve what they now have. George Orwell predicted this many years ago. SAD.........

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@ joenamherst

You need to be Baker Act STAT.

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@ joenamherst

Do you need to join Amanda in her room? This has nothing to do with POLITICS or the PRESIDENT or any policies that have been enacted. She needs HELP. Period.

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@ STOP+IT!

of course it can be connected to politics. this sicko behavior is very obvious in that world. look at the clintons and sooo many other sick politicos. now look--anthony wiener!!!! it will never end........

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@ meg

What does politics have to do with her behavior, every adult is held accountable for their actions.

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@ STOP+IT!

I'm afraid he is right in the general sense. With the IRS standing guard of OBAMACARE- somebody like an " Amanda" could apply for a government job (in the years to come) and her psychiatric stay will be in the hands of the interviewer.i realize that drooling over poor amanda who was on the verge of getting her "Vaginitis Parts" murdered but where some of us LIVE-- which is in the "REAL WORLD" - this is the reality- Real world says- SHE DOESN'T KNOW YOU AND#2 You don't know her.

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@ I don't care

Not making any sense.

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@ joenamherst

What does Obama have to do with this entire situation? Oh & here *hands Joe a dictionary*, this should come in handy.

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@ Emanon

I think Joe has his head STUCK in Limbaughs arse.

Amanda Bynes Biography

A Bynes Pic Amanda Bynes is a young, innocent actress who is a former show host on Nickelodeon and a singer in addition to an acting star . After... More »
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Birthplace
Thousand Oaks, California
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes

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