Amanda Bynes' Psychiatric Hold Extended for 30 Days, Judge Grants Mother Temporary Conservatorship

Former child star will remain in mental health facility for another 30 days

By Claudia Rosenbaum, Lily Harrison Aug 09, 2013 6:29 PMTags
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Amanda Bynes's psychiatric hold has just been extended for another 30 days at the request of her doctors yesterday.

During today's court hearing, the judge granted Amanda's parents' request for a temporary conservatorship over their daughter.

The judge said that Amanda lacks the capacity to give "informed consent" for medical treatment.

Lynn Bynes was named as the conservator over her daughter's estate, with Amanda's dad Rick named as an interested party.

Amanda's court-appointed public defender Mary Shea said in court today that she's met with Amanda several times and that she opposes a conservatorship being placed on her.

"She does oppose conservatorship," Shea said. "She does not feel there is a need for a conservatorship."

The judge then asked Amanda's mother if she was ready to take on the huge responsibility of handling her daughter's estimated $3.7 million estate, to which she quietly responded that she was.

"Basically, you are the boss of the estate at this moment," the judge told Lynn.

Lynn then nodded that she understood the magnitude of today's court rulings as she sat next to her husband.

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In late July, the She's the Man star's parents filed a conservator petition in Ventura County stating that they were worried for their daughter's safety.

In the declaration they stated, "We are deeply concerned that Amanda poses a substantial risk to herself, to others and to property based on recent events in her life."

The document went on to say, "She talks incessantly about cosmetic surgeries that she wants completed. She also encourages her mother to have plastic surgeries. We are concerned that the surgeries she wants to have are dangerous and detrimental to her health."

The papers also outline Amanda's "extremely paranoid" behavior, explaining, "She would cover smoke alarms with towels, tape windows shut, and cover her car's dashboard with cardboard and tape" because she claimed that "cameras were watching her from inside these places."

A permanent conservatorship hearing is scheduled to take place on Sept. 30.