Amanda Bynes' mother says her daughter doesn't have Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, just a problem with marijuana, according to TMZ.
Have you ever heard of a pothead trying to set fire to someone's driveway? They normally react to driveways by laying down on them and taking a little nap -- but if she says so.
Lynn Bynes apparently agrees with her daughter's lawyer Tamar Arminak, who told People magazine earlier this week that Bynes isn't mentally ill.
Not so, multiple sources reportedly told TMZ. The website also reported that every source it contacted said Bynes definitely suffers from Schizophrenia and is bipolar.
Bynes also is now marijuana-free and off all her meds. "She has no mental illness whatsoever," Lynn Bynes reportedly said.
Bynes was placed on an mental health-related hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held. TMZ said that California law says someone can be placed on such a hold only when the person is "gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism." Apparently, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.
Lynn Bynes won a temporary conservatorship after a court-appointed investigator determined her daughter was severely mentally ill. The judge granted the conservatorship shortly after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline, then started a fire in someone's driveway in her parents' Southern California neighborhood (someone stopped her before the dog went up in flames).
TMZ also pointed out that Bynes' lawyers won delays in her criminal cases by citing mental health issues. It also reported that sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment said she was given a complex drug cocktail in a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia. She also spent many weeks at the UCLA psych ward and was occasionally so incoherent, she had to be restrained. During a stay at a Ventura County psych hospital, she apparently told doctors about "Bad Amanda" and mimicked an exorcism and began biting herself.
That must be a new one for potheads. I thought they just bit Doritos.