Amanda Bynes’ mom is speaking out publicly for the first time since obtaining legal guardianship of her daughter. And she has some choice words for the media.
First of, Lynn Bynes is being positive about her troubled daughter’s chances of recovery saying, “Amanda will get through this situation.”
But then she turns her attention to what she characterizes as misleading reports in the media. Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE Magazine Lynn, 66, says,
“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 adds that anything other than a statement from the family through their attorney, Tamar Arminak, should be taken “with a grain of salt.”
On July 22 the former Disney star allegedly set a fire in a stranger’s driveway. Since then she has been at different facilities for treatment of emotional problems.
Amanda Bynes was recently moved from UCLA Medical Center to the more private rehab center, The Canyon, in the beach community of Malibu, California, where she will remain for an undisclosed period of time.
Earlier in the year, Bynes took to Twitter picking fights with other well known celebrities such as Zac Efron, Rihanna, and others, including some longtime friends of hers.
Her erratic behavior raised some eyebrows until the fire in the driveway incident finally brought everything to a halt and placed her in involuntary psychiatric hold.
At this time Lynn Bynes asks for privacy and states her and her husband’s support and love for their daughter.
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.
Amanda Bynes’ mom ends her statement saying, “Both my husband and I love Amanda very much and we know that she will get through this situation.”