Friday, 10 October 2014

Amanda Bynes checks into rehab

After a series of worrying public displays and a Twitter rant in which she lashed out at her father, Amanda Bynes has checked into rehab in Los Angeles. 

The troubled star, who boarded a flight from New York to L.A. on Friday, was admitted to a treatment center shortly after touching down in California, PEOPLE has confirmed. 

TMZ reports that Bynes has been placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold where she will be held for 72 hours. 

The move comes hours after Bynes lashed out at those she was once closest to: her parents, Lynn and Rick. 

(On Friday,the troubled former child star, 28, took to her highly charged Twitter account to make a series of alarming accusations, (including claims that her father was sexually, verbally and physically abusive when she was a child)

(She has since deleted the tweets )about sexual abuse, along with a bizarre retraction of sorts: ("My dad never did any of those things The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he's the one that ordered them to microchip me" )

In response, Lynn Bynes issued a statement to PEOPLE through her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, refuting the accusations and citing her daughter's "mental state" for charges that "have no basis in reality." 

"I am heartbroken today for my husband of 47 years," Lynn said. "Rick has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. He has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually. 

"These accusations are absolutely horrible and could not be further from the truth!" she continued. "These allegations stem from Amanda's mental state at the moment. They have no basis in reality. It saddens me beyond belief that my husband's character could be slandered in such a way.” 

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