Just days after Amanda Bynes entered a private rehabilitation facility, her mother, Lynn Bynes, is speaking out for the first time.
In an exclusive statement to People magazine, Lynn addresses the media attention Amanda has been getting.
“I would really like everyone out there to know that almost 99 percent of the things written about my daughter in various media outlets are false or misleading,” she said.
“Unless it’s a statement issued by our family attorney, Tamar Arminak, please take everything you read about Amanda with a grain of salt.”
Lynn and Rick Bynes released a statement earlier this week through their lawyer, citing that Amanda was surrounded by people in much worse condition than she was, and that she is getting specialized care.
Back in late July, the actress was placed on psychiatric hold involuntarily after she set fire to a driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Soon after, Bynes’ parents were granted temporary conservatorship of their daughter. The conservatorship was in effect until Sept. 30, but Lynn Bynes dropped the bid on Sept. 27.
Lynn says that the family is asking for privacy during this difficult time.
“Please know that neither myself or other family members have ever released any information regarding her treatment or diagnosis. We truly believe in keeping our daughter’s situation private for now.”
“We appreciate everyone’s heartfelt support and we hope that she can get some privacy and the respect she deserves during this trying time,” Lynn said. “Both my husband and I love Amanda very much and we know that she will get through this situation.”