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Judge denies Amanda Bynes' parents a conservatorship; hospital stay extended

She's staying put for now

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She's staying put for now



A judge on Friday denied a request by Amanda Bynes' parents to enact a temporary conservatorship while their daughter deals with her mental illness, despite her family saying she "poses a substantial risk to herself, to others and to property based on recent events in her life."

Judge Glen Reisler ruled against the request by Rick and Lynn Bynes Friday, saying he wanted a one-on-one "dialogue with the 27-year-old actress before deciding anything, according to the New York Daily News.

"This is not a case where there's an emergency right now, and because conservatorships of the person and estate involve liberty and property interests, there are a lot of t's we need to cross and i's we need to dot," he said.

Saying she was "extremely paranoid" and "essentially homeless," Bynes parents noted their daughter had become consumed with the idea she was being watched and had taken to calling family members "ugly." They suspected she had started having cosmetic surgery and had no idea how she had traveled from New York to California last week, suspecting she had "cabbed it."

Amanda's parents also were concerned that she had blown through some $1.2 million of her $4 million in very short order.

"We have received large doctor bills for purported services to Amanda from doctors that we do not know for unspecified services," the papers read. "We are informed and believe that a substantial amount of this money is being used to pay for marijuana."

Reisler also wanted Bynes to meet with her lawyer and have a psychiatrist prepare an evaluation before deciding anything. He set a follow-up hearing for Aug. 9.

Bynes was ordered Thursday to remain at Hillmont Psychiatric Hospital in Venture, Calif., for an additional two weeks. She had requested a hearing Friday afternoon to secure her release.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:39pm]


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