Amanda Bynes has reportedly been ordered to enter a mental health treatment facility, according to a report from The Blast. The news comes after the She’s the Man actress split from her fiance just weeks after announcing their engagement.
According to the report, Amanda and her family met with a judge last week to discuss her conservatorship. At the hearing, the 33-year-old was purportedly ordered to voluntarily enter a mental health facility. Since she agreed to receive treatment, she was not immediately taken from the courthouse but was required to check in this past weekend. However, she never showed up as promised and now, her family is said to be “weighing their options” as the star is allegedly “refusing to cooperate.”
Prior to the hearing, Amanda had taken to her Instagram account to post a video about her conservatorship. In the video, she talked about her monthly therapy and explained that she felt she shouldn’t be going to a facility that charges $5,200 each month when she could go elsewhere that takes her insurance and charges significantly less.
The report from The Blast states that not only was Amanda there in court with her family but her then-fiance, Paul Michael was also present. The actress’s mental health — as well as her engagement — were discussed at the hearing. Sources told the site that Paul allegedly “freaked out” afterward upon realizing “how bad off” Amanda is. Not only that, but he also reportedly worried about his sobriety and how the situation could potentially impact that, given how the two met at an AA meeting. The two split not long after the hearing, though Paul spoke out and admitted that he “loves” Amanda and that she is his “best friend.”
Amanda’s family doesn’t want to see her “go back on her word” and rather want her to voluntarily receive treatment. However, if she does not cooperate, there may be other steps taken to “ensure her safety.”
The actress has yet to speak out about the recent hearing or about the split from her fiance. However, she did take to social media to scrub her account of any mention of Paul — including pictures and videos she had posted over the past few weeks. Photos of her engagement ring posted on Valentine’s Day are also gone from the account, though she has been out and about over the past week. She shared a photo of herself in Ikea last week, calling the furniture retailer “Disneyland for adults.”