Bynes’s Mom Files for Conservatorship

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09:  Actress Amanda Bynes attends an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013 in New York City. Bynes is facing charges of reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana in relation to her arrest on May 23, 2013.  (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)

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    It’s about time. The mom of troubled former child star Amanda Bynes has reportedly filed for conservatorship over her daughter, who’s currently being treated in a psychiatric hospital. Bynes is allegedly suffering from an illness “with schizophrenic tendencies” and was arrested and placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold after lighting a fire in the driveway of an elderly woman Monday. The conservatorship would give Bynes’s mom authority over certain parts of her life and will be discussed in court Friday. Bynes and her father has been estranged, but he has visited her in the hospital.

    The star is currently in a psychiatric hospital.

    Amanda Bynes has lived a long and tragic odyssey, from Nickelodeon starlet to media sideshow.

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