Amanda Bynes' parents file conservatorship papers
AMANDA Bynes' parents have filed court documents to become her temporary conservators.
Rick and Lynn Bynes hired respected attorneys Tamar Arminak and Patrick Reider, and officially applied to gain legal control of the actress's personal welfare and financial affairs on Thursday (25.07.13), as she remains under an involuntary hold in a psychiatric hospital in California.
A judge will review their petition at a hearing, which is expected to be private, on Friday (26.07.13) at the Ventura County Superior Courthouse in Oxnard, according to gossip website RadarOnline.com.
The 27-year-old actress, who is allegedly showing signs of Schizophrenia in hospital, was brought there by police after they arrested her for starting a small fire in an elderly woman's driveway in the 'Easy A' star's native Thousand Oaks, California, on Monday (22.07.13), during which she accidentally soaked her Pomeranian puppy in gasoline.
A source said the lawyers "were able to get the judge to agree to hear the matter on Friday because of the urgency of Amanda's situation."
The family insider added: "Amanda's parents are truly afraid their daughter will die if the conservatorship isn't granted."
Amanda allegedly flew back to Los Angeles from New York because she could no longer afford a place to live and it has now emerged that Britney Spears' former manager, Sam Lutfi, bought her plane ticket.
A source said: "The two became friends in recent months.
"It's very concerning to say the very least, given Sam's history with Britney Spears leading up to her father, Jamie Spears, getting a conservatorship over his daughter, and getting a restraining order preventing Lutfi from having any contact with her."
Amanda Bynes was allegedly taking powerful medication to control her weight before her public meltdown.
The 27-year-old actress was reportedly using Adderall to suppress her appetite, which may have affected her mental health.
A source told gossip website RadarOnline.com that since she was admitted to hospital after being arrested for starting the small fire in a stranger's driveway, the 'Easy A' star, who previously admitted she had an eating disorder, "has been demanding that doctors give her Adderall, which they are refusing to do.
"Amanda has been on Adderall for years for Attention Deficit Disorder. Like many other young women in Hollywood, Amanda took the drug to stay thin.
"The problem with someone like Amanda dealing with serious mental health issues, is that Adderall can make their condition worse. For Amanda, this has meant increased paranoia."
It was previously reported that Amanda's medical team is seeking an extension on the 5150 order to keep her in hospital for more than 72-hours, so they can properly diagnose her.
Doctors treating the star, who has reportedly been displaying signs of schizophrenia at a psychiatric facility in Ventura County, California, "have formally petitioned to keep her for further treatment and assessment for the next fourteen days."
An insider said: "Amanda will likely attend the proceedings, which will be closed to the public."