Amanda Bynes' Parents Visit Her at Hospital During Her Psychiatric Hold
The troubled actress' parents, mother Lynn Organ and father Rick Bynes, paid a visit to their daughter Tuesday at the medical facility in Los Angeles, Calif., where she is being held for for mental evaluation after allegedly starting a fire in a driveway of Thousand Oaks residential neighborhood.
Ventura County sheriff's deputies detained Bynes, 27, Monday on an 5150 hold, which under California medical code, is applicable when "any person, as a result of mental disorder, is a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled." Though said hold typically last up to 72 hours, authorities could seek extend it for up to two weeks if they can show she is a danger to herself, according to the L.A. Times.
Bynes has long had a volatile relationship with her parents: In her late teens, she sought to legally emancipate herself from them before withdrawing her petition. Throughout her recent months of bizarre behavior and trouble with the law, the former Nickelodeon star has claimed that she is not in contact with her parents. "I don't speak to my parents anymore," she tweeted in April. "They don't talk to reporters on my behalf."
While she wasn't charge for the fire incident, Bynes is still facing several legal woes. She faces charges of reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana following her May arrest, when she reportedly tossed a bong from her Manhattan apartment. After a court date earlier this month, the former Nickelodeon star has another hearing set for Sept. 26.
The actress also has a DUI case pending in California, was sentenced to three years' probation in May for driving with a suspended license in May, and had two separate hit-and-run charges against her dismissed in late 2012.