Amanda Bynes denies speaking to In Touch Weekly, In Touch issues statement


As we’ve been discussing all week, Amanda Bynes gave an “exclusive” interview to In Touch Weekly, where she announced that she is engaged to a 19-year-old, that she hates men, that she hates driving because she doesn’t like the way she looks behind the wheel, how she wants babies but only boys because she would feel jealous of a daughter. She also told In Touch that someone implanted a microchip in her head and people are reading her thoughts. I tended to believe that Amanda actually spoke to someone at In Touch, just because of the way they attributed her quotes. But Amanda had a hissy fit on Twitter (her original Twitter account) about the exclusive interview, writing in part:

Well I am suing In Touch for lying about me entirely

I am not insane and they lied about me in every way

They continue to write lies about me and it really hurts my feelings because they are calling me insane and I’m actually really smart.

I finally hired the best lawyer in new york city to sue in Touch magazine because they are utterly insane and & lying to the public about me

I will sue any one in the media who lies about me and says I ever gave them an interview when I never gave literally any magazine a quote

I am getting married and my boyfriend and I are going to be on the cover People magazine

because although they have made up things about me before, they will omit any error they’ve made

[From Amanda’s Twitter]

Yes. I should note… no one is laughing. I’ve noticed some comments along the lines of “don’t laugh, this is a sad situation.” NO ONE IS LAUGHING. Everyone agrees that this is a sad situation. Everyone agrees that she is profoundly unwell and likely a danger to herself and others. As for her specific claims that she never spoke to anyone at In Touch, the magazine released a photo of Amanda with one of their reporters (that header photo of this post), plus this statement:

“After identifying themselves, two of our reporters spent the afternoon with Amanda Bynes on Sunday, Oct. 5. She was aware that they were from Bauer. At one point, she even discussed writing a column for the magazine. Every word of our account is accurate and we hope that Amanda gets the help that she needs.”

[Statement from a representative for the company, In Touch Weekly]

Yeah, I believe In Touch. This isn’t “gotcha journalism” or anything, I’m sure they properly identified themselves and asked if they could conduct an on-the-record interview and I’m sure she agreed. As for why she tweeted all of that stuff… I think it would be difficult to apply logic to this situation.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and In Touch Weekly.

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  1. tifzlan says:

    It’s like, whenever she’s confronted with any sort of evidence of her illness, she lashes out because she just doesn’t want to face the truth. It’s really sad to see, and it’s even sadder to think about when you realise that there’s nothing anyone can do unless she makes that decision for herself OR she does something so drastic that she has to be forced to get help.

    • M.A.F. says:

      She probably doesn’t even realize she needs help.

      • Tracy says:

        I don’t think she does. This is just sad all around.

      • Aussie girl says:

        She probably doesn’t even realises what she has said to the reporter. When someone is in her mental state their mind is so jumbled and such a mess that their reality and mermory are not functioning. It’s like a burnt out computer and the wires are not connecting. From what I know most people suffering an episode they really don’t recall what has happened after they are treated and medicated. It’s like a complete brain melt down.

      • OriginalTessa says:

        Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy. It’s the sad truth to all of this. If you’re unable to form coherent rational thoughts, you’re not going to be able to see that you have a mental illness and need help. Intervention is the only way to save her.

      • Aussie girl says:

        I hate the term crazy when it comes to mental illness or calling her crazy. She is sick, mental illness is a sickness.

      • FLORC says:

        I knew someone who was schizoaffective. She knew she was and the voices weren’t real. She understood this very well. Though, when thebad voices caught up with her the lines between reality and her illness blurred.
        In a way like a dream. We know it’s not real, but it can still scare us to the point we dread falling asleep again.

        And personally I have no problem with the word crazy. You’re not using it as an insult. More shorthand for purposes of typing. And it’s a common phrase you’re repeating accurately.

      • Gea says:

        What ever happen to this young girl, is really troubling? How somebody who had such a stable and good carrier turn to be this wondering creature who is hardly resembling that girl. . It doesn’t look that her parents can do anything.

      • Aussie girl says:

        @ Florc I will respectably disagree with you. My sister has schizopeher and I work in mental health. My sister is mentally ill, her brain is unwell. When I refer to her illness or others I don’t call them crazy people. It is not a accurate phase & to me it’s insulting. Why it might be common it’s politically incorrect. This is 2014 an era of human rights and acceptance, not 1960.

      • wiffie says:

        That’s what’s crazy (unintended pun there) about schizophrenia, which it seems she may have symptoms of. Imagine someone, even a doctor, telling you one day that you aren’t actually working where you work. Your husband isn’t real. Or that Obama isn’t actually the president. You’d laugh at them. Because you ARE MARRIED. YOU GO TO WORK EVERY DAY. OBAMA IS TOTALLY PRESIDENT. but they just shake their heads and say, “it’s so sad…”

        That is her reality. As real as mine or yours or anybody’s. That’s why it’s hard to argue with mentally ill. You sound like the mentally ill one to them.

        Watch A Beautiful Mind. Captures it perfectly.

    • Emelu says:

      In response to Gea: her type of illness usually doesn’t manifest/show symptoms until late teens or early twenties. Neither she, nor her family or friends could have seen this coming.

      • TinyTurtle says:

        I’m bipolar, ocd, ect , ect.
        It’s a mental illness, but I’ll call it crazy if I want to
        Some people really need to pull the stick out

  2. Jaderu says:

    Like somehow that absolves In Touch of their asshole behavior. If they’re so concerned about her, they should have suggested she get help, offered her assistance in getting that help and if she refused, then wished her well and walked away. They’re exploiting a young woman who needs serious help. Period.

    • Nick says:

      Not that I do not agree with you but maybe they did. They could have tried to persuade before/after the interview to get help. Who knows. The situation is sad but having all news agencies ignore it is not going to magically make it better.

      The girl needs help and maybe, just maybe, her parents or others in her family will read enough stories about her to do whatever they can (maybe they have already tried) to get her the mental help she needs.

    • TX says:

      Jaderu I couldnt agree more. They conducted an interview with someone who has had a major break from reality, then published it. How cruel of them. They should be ashamed of themselves. Sure, she’s up on Twitter saying this and that, but again, she is not well. InTouch and their editors are, and this is taking advantage of a very ill women.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Jaderu, I agree with you. Absolutely. But InTouch is a publication with more concern for the sensational “get” than for ethics, imo.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree, they are exploiting her. They didn’t interview her and publish her comments to be helpful, they did it for profit.

    • Embee says:

      I agree wholeheartedly that this was exploitative…however, I hope that (because InTouch undoubtedly has more readers or at least a different demographic then the NYT) this story will inform.

      A couple of years ago the NYT did a piece on a young man whose behavior was similar, and the behavior commenced upon his use of legally prescribed amphetamines.

      I was once married to a man to whom this happened, and I had NO frame of reference for what was happening (aside: it is terrifying for the sick person and their family). In the 4 years since I have spoken with so many people to who this has happened. The results are eerily similar. And while it doesn’t appear that anywhere close to the majority of people will be affected by stimulants in this way, some really, really are. And you cannot tell who.

      So I DO grieve for Amanda’s breach of privacy, I hope that it raises awareness to a truly horrifying situation.

    • Gia says:

      I think it’s pretty sketchy to send a reporter out rocking a hoodie like she’s just some young girl. I think that move was calculated to disarm Amanda. No way would they send a reporter to interview a ‘healthy’ actress dressed like that. It really bugs.

  3. MrsB says:

    I don’t understand why her parents are not being more proactive in trying to help her. Maybe they are behind the scenes, but it sounded like when they let the conservatorship run out, that they were in denial about her illness and attributing her behavior to smoking weed…which is just…ridiculous. Just so sad all around.

    • Jen says:

      They are in denial, but there’s also no way they could have had the conservatorship extended unless she did something else that was harmful to herself or another person.

    • M.A.F. says:

      How do you know they are not? She is well over the age of 18, she is an adult at the end of the day and her parents cannot not lock her up because there are no more mental hospitals. She got better under their care but the conservatorship ran its course. Maybe her parents thought it would work. Who knows. She isn’t Britney Spears who will never be back on her own again without someone watching over her since she doesn’t make anyone any money.

      • Nick says:

        Thank you, M.A.F. A lot of people are killing her parents but really dont know the facts. They may have tried to do everything they can. Now is she is 3000 miles away and has not hurt anybody or herself. Unfortunately, it is a waiting game.

      • MrsB says:

        I don’t know all the facts and like I said, maybe they are making moves behind the scene, but I doubt it. After they had conservatorship, they were going to the media saying that Amanda didn’t suffer from any mental illness, and everything she had done was due to weed. After her latest DUI, reports came out saying that her parents believed she was just a spoiled brat who wanted to do drugs and that was her only problem.

      • MarBear says:

        I see your point however it seems as though her parents are in complete denial. There have been several reports from the last year. One where they blamed weed for their daughter’s condition and another where apparently they believed Amanda’s mental illness had gone away because she was doing so well. I do get your point about Amanda being an adult as well, however mentally ill people do not always think clearly they need someone who cares enough to keep tabs on them.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think a lot of people are getting their assumptions about the parents from TMZ. TMZ originally said they thought she was just spoiled with a pot problem. Now, TMZ is saying that they have been trying to locate her to get her into a mental health facility.

        TMZ lies all of the time about people in this way. PLEASE do not take their interpretations as fact!

    • Erinn says:

      And, the most recent updates are that the parents ARE trying to get her into a facility for help.

    • Montréalise says:

      As a lawyer who has worked with families in similar situations, I have to tell you that it is extremely difficult to get help for an adult who refuses to admit that she is mentally ill. If she refuses treatment, there is nothing her parents can do, no matter how apparent it is that she has a serious mental illness – she has to harm herself or someone else before she can be committed. That’s one of the most heartbreaking aspects of having a loved one suffer from mental illness.

  4. M.A.F. says:

    This is why we need the mental hospitals back open. Being placed on a temporary hold at a regular hospital then released to your parents who more than likely can’t really give you the care you need is just so backwards that it needs to stop.

    I hope someone steps in for her.

    • Brionne says:


    • AlexandriaTheGreat says:

      Where do you live? Because where I live there are plenty of psych hospitals. In fact, when I overdosed last year on diet pills (combination of eating disorder and trying to stay awake to study for finals), I was originally taken to a “normal” hospital. But, since they decided that I was a danger to myself, they had me 5150′d and taken to a psych hospital for 3 days. It was the WORST.

      It’s like a nightmare, and I fully understand now how people confess to crimes they don’t commit. The dr.’s interrogate you to confess that you’re crazy and every little thing you say is scrutinized. It’s like they’re trying to find damning evidence to keep you locked up for good. I understand that I have disordered eating behavior and in that moment, I was not using the best judgment. But to throw me in the same ward as people with dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia DID not help. I remember crying in the corner of my room, begging to go home and that if I stayed there I WOULD go crazy. There were no clocks and the days felt super long.

      Anyway, I don’t want to tell the whole story. It brings back bad memories : /

      • FLORC says:

        That sounds bad. It also sounds like the 2nd season of American Horror Story. It’s not common today.

        And I can’t spea for your hospital or experience. I can say they are less combative with patients when they cooperate. Many people are ordered to stay there for evaluation. When they don’t want to be there or don’t feel they should be there they’re not aware of how bad they are to a fresh set of eyes.

      • AlexandriaTheGreat says:

        Well I’ve never seen American Horror Story because I don’t like to watch scary shows/movies. So if you’re implying that I made-up my experience just for the likes of Celebitchy commentators, then you’re barking up the wrong tree.

        And yes, I was uncooperative at first because I did NOT want to be there–it was scary and I was confused and felt embarrassed. Who would WANT to be there??? But a kind nurse took me under her wing and explained to me that if I “play” along, meaning, take the pills they give me and go to group session, then I would be out by the end of day 3 (and I was released on day 3).

        All I’m saying is, sane or not, when you’re put in that kind of situation the level of projection to diagnose you of something is crazy-high. Anyway, that was just my own personal anecdote.

      • Amy says:

        There are plenty of psychiatric hospitals around and no, they are not less common. I barely live 10 minutes from one. Many hospitals have psychiatric wards. I’ve never been to one but I have two friends who ended up in psychiatric hospitals for a bit-one for self-mutilation and the other for bipolar disorder/depression. They are no longer like one flew over the cuckoo’s nest but some places still do electroshock therapy (it has been proven to help with long-term depression and I think it is done with the patient’s consent). Psychiatric hospitals are still very much a thing.

      • Felice says:

        @Alexandria, in AHS, a woman signs for her lover to go to the Asylum to cure her homosexuality because she was being blackmailed. There’s another character who is provoked into confessing to being Murderface, the main plot antagonist, which he was not. I’m sure she did not mean that you made it up.

  5. Jen says:

    She is severely mentally ill and it’s disgusting that all these tabloids are preying on her.

    • MarBear says:

      I agree. I do believe that in touch actually interviewed her but none the less they should be disgusted with themselves. Someone who is having a mental breakdown is not mentally competent to make decisions. The fact that they actually went through with an interview when she is clearly not in her right mind makes me so angry.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. I wish they’d all leave her alone and everyone would stop reporting on her (I know I’m part of the problem clicking on this story). She seems to be very ill.

    • FLORC says:

      While I’m agreeing with you this isn’t all a bad thing. This can just be added to the pile of evidence that she needs help and isn’t well. Like Britney’s umbrella rage pictures. The pap exploited her at a very emotionally vulnerable moment, but good came from it. Attention was brought to her because so many people said that’s not the actions of a well person that her yes men/parents couldn’t look the other way and keep it out of the papers.

      So, this has a silver lining.

  6. Shahrizai says:

    This poor woman! I really hope she gets the help she needs before anything happens to her.

  7. Seapharris7 says:

    Mental illness is no joke. I’m actually against her parents having conservatorship – they are not mental health professionals & seem in denial (it was the weed guys!). Bynes has been in the industry for a long time, I wonder if this is a psychotic break from possible abuse she’s suffered. Either way, she needs another adult to watch over her & her affairs

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      I think her parents are less likely to exploit and take advantage of her, based on their past behavior. They seem genuinely concerned and kept her away from negative influences. Perhaps they could use some extra help, but I think Amanda is too vulnerable and a stranger would be more likely to take advantage of her than her parents. I’ve know of a few health care professionals who have taken advantage of their elderly or mentally challenged patients and have made off with homes and money. Parents *usually* have more invested in their child and are less likely to rob them of all worldly possessions.

  8. K says:

    She needs serious help.

  9. Talie says:

    Who are these idiots encouraging her on Twitter, writing “QUEEN!!!!” Ugh…

  10. spanky88 says:

    Does anyone else think it is odd that this is the 2nd person who has had a SEVERE mental break around Sam Lufti? There were rumours during Brit-Brits trial that he was dosing her…

    • Tracy says:

      Sam Lufti has been around Amanda? He is one shady character.

      • Belle Epoch says:

        I just googled “Sam Lutfi and Amanda Bynes” and yes, he IS in the picture. That is really horrifying. He should have been locked up after what he did to Britney. I think he fried her brain for good with all those unauthorized medications. Weird how he makes his money off rich “crazy” women.

  11. Brionne says:

    This is why Britney Spears Conservatorship continuing makes sense to me. Amanda’s parents had control of things only briefly and now we are back to square one with the crazy because schizophrenics are notorious for not taking their meds after they get better because they think they don’t need them anymore.

    Lots of people think Britney is being unfairly controlled but what kind of train wreck would we see if Britneys dad weren’t on the scene???

    Amanda needs long term treatment and a round the clock monitor.

  12. Sam says:

    I don’t ever see her getting better if she remains in the Hollywood, celebrity sphere. There are just too many people who prey on people like her. Sometimes severely sick people like Amanda need people in their lives who will stand firm with them and challenge them on stuff. Those people are nearly impossible to find where she is now.

    Amanda just needs to leave the celebrity sphere. Go get treatment somewhere private and just live out your life peacefully. Sadly, that probably won’t happen

    ETA: Why would a reporter even approach her at this point? I think its been very well established that she is a mentally ill person. What does anyone gain from interviewing her? It’s just an exercise in sadness.

  13. Stef Leppard says:

    I don’t think being smart and being insane are mutually exclusive.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Don’t let someone afflicted with a mental illness come off as unintelligent. There have been tons of case studies done in which the patient was properly medicated (even unmedicated) and they displayed high levels of intelligence.

    • Moi says:

      That was my thought when I read that comment. Amongst many upsetting thoughts about this girl. 😢

    • Lauraq says:

      That was the first thing I noticed too. Most people would deny being insane with…I don’t know, mental stability?

  14. jwoolman says:

    Oh, Amanda – you can be very smart and insane at the very same time…

    I don’t think her parents can do anything. She’s full grown. All they can do is keep the door open and be there when she crashed. A friend’s daughter is schizophrenic and decided to go off her meds. I asked my friend if she could sneak the meds into her daughter some way, but no- that’s quite illegal for good reason. Once off meds, the person’s judgment pretty much vanishes so it’s extremely hard to convince them to go back on. But the court won’t intervene unless the person is a threat to themselves or others. It’s not illegal to be mentally ill and refusing medication.

    Amanda is likely to get the attention of the court, though. Besides the DUI, she’s apparently been caught shoplifting, sort of, in a rather addled way so it’s not clear what she thought she was doing. The store didn’t press charges but banned her. So she will probably eventually get arrested for something.

  15. Lv says:

    Some of the stuff she says IS funny – like lighting is bad in cars. I think she is a very smart woman and in a way that might hold her back from treatment because she has contempt for the public and less intelligent “well wishers.”

  16. Pandy says:

    I think she should be left alone. She is mentally unwell and it’s not right that her illness is being publicized like this. It’s not like she’s out partying and smoking crack, she has mental health issues.

  17. captain hero says:

    I wonder who signed the contracts to allow these children to work within the predatory entertainment industry? Oh that’s right, the parents . They don’t give a shit and that poor girl has been on her own for a very long time.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      CAPTAIN HERO that’s how I feel about them. They sold her when she was young and in all likelihood did nothing to protect her from being sexualized too young by men who were too old. That’s probably why she hates her parents so much. And I got an extremely creepy vibe from the smiley mommy saying “Look everybody! Amanda is FINE! Nothing that tossing out the weed couldn’t fix!” I really think she wanted her back in show business (nope, I can’t prove it, just a hunch).

      People pointed out that Amanda can’t be her parents’ meal ticket. But the smiley mommy still could have career aspirations for Amanda. Maybe she wants to live through her. Maybe she likes having a famous daughter to boast about. She just seemed very eager to make a public display of Amanda before she was actually OK.

      I really do not understand who can help her now. Our country spends billions on wars but nothing on people who are sick and helpless.

    • jwoolman says:

      There are children who are self-driven to get on tv, movies, and stage. Amanda may well have been one of them. She was doing skit and standup comedy very well when she was quite young.

      Britney Spears likewise was self-driven and it showed in her early work. She definitely wanted to do what she was doing. Her little sister, on the other hand, always seemed poorly matched to an entertainment career. I saw her in a commercial and on Amanda’s skit comedy show, and she was not good although she did get better. But she lacked the passion for it, and I wasn’t surprised when she decided to take the opportunity of her pregnancy at a very young age to mainly drop out of the biz. In her case, she was probably wanting a little to emulate her big sister, but her mother might have been hoping lightning would strike twice. Britney’s father had been more dubious about the wisdom of showbiz for Britney so young and that was a big factor in the divorce.

      Now Dina Lohan, on the other hand, was dragging all four kids to auditions while they were still in diapers. She definitely was a stage mother, ignoring education and pushing her kids toward the camera. Even when it was obvious how bad the lifestyle was for her oldest Lindsay. Dina even sacrificed her second daughter at 15 to babysit Lindsay and “make connections” in Hollywood, after pushing Ali into an awful “reality show” that only showed her lack of talent, and also into every audition she could find despite again Ali’s inability to act. The boys were spared only because they were harder to profit from past infancy and toddlerhood. But her girls remain uneducated with few options but what mom trained them for since infancy.

      So stage parents exist, but I don’t see signs of it in Amanda’s parents. The kind of talent Amanda displayed as a kid would be hard to do if just pushed into it by a parent.

  18. Lara K says:

    I wonder if this was caught sooner if she could have gotten better. I was a huge fan for a long time, and it really breaks my heart to see her like this.
    She needs competent medical help to assess if this is a chemical mental illness to be corrected with medication, or a psychologically-based illness stemming from abuse or something similar.
    Then she can get the proper help, be it drugs or intense therapy or both.
    Until then, I hope he press leaves her alone, and the public cuts her some slack.

  19. Jh says:

    Jesus…to be so unwell and sick AND in the spotlight? It’s horrible.

  20. Christin says:

    Her tweets right now are disturbing. She is making serious allegations against her father.

    • greenmonster says:

      God, It’s awful. It sounds as if she is close to a meltdown.

      I don’t know if these allegations against her father are true or not, but I guess where is smoke there is fire. Like so many people have guessed here before, I also believe she was sexually abused.

      • Sam says:

        It’s hard to know what to believe. On one hand, mentally ill people have been known to make false allegations like this. On the other hand, the mentally ill are far more likely to be targeted for abuse precisely because they’re less likely to be believed.

        Nobody can know unless she actually becomes stable and lucid again. I’d say that if she gets treatment and regains herself and then repeats the allegations or confirms them, then I think some investigating should take place. But right now, it’s completely impossible to corraborate anything she says.

      • Gretchen says:

        It’s so sad. Her issues are now so public that even if the allegations are true, it is unlikely that anyone in law enforcement will believe her.

    • SS says:

      And now she is taking it back claiming it´s a microchip in her brain. This girl needs serious help again. So sad.

    • CoolWhipLite says:

      She retracted the comments about her father, and she claimed that the microchip implanted in her brain made her say those things. What a shame. Hopefully, someone can guide her (or force her, if it comes to that) to treatment before she harms herself or others.

    • KC says:

      I saw those earlier today, came on CB to see if it’d be addressed and then to these comments to see if anyone else was aware of her Twitter allegations. That’s got to make her parents involvement at this point even more difficult. If she believes that and is sick she’d want to keep her distance whether it’s true or not. If it’s true that’s a whole new can of worms…..

  21. Ms.AnneThropic says:

    Does anyone know WHAT Amanda’s mental illness is? Schizophrenia?

    Remember Elisa Lam, the 21 year old who was found in a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in L.A.?

    Amanda Baby, we know it’s hard being you, you would benefit from a deliciously long vacation somewhere warm in a beautiful place where you have people to talk about your pain and your unique experiences.. . You can still be a Phoenix, Girl!

  22. chloeee says:

    This situation is SO bad.

  23. chaine says:

    she is going to seriously injure or kill herself or someone else. remember what got her committed last time? she bought gasoline and set a fire at a stranger’s home…

  24. Velvet Elvis says:

    She is definitely riding the crazy train. But unfortunately, just acting nutty is not going to get someone committed or put under a conservatorship. If so, half the people I know would be wearing straitjackets. It’s going to take her seriously hurting herself or someone else for her to get the help she truly needs.

  25. katy says:

    This is exactly what happened the first time – she would threaten to sue everyone who reported on her. Going down the same dark, scary, dangerous road. Someone needs to help her, and fast.

  26. Kim1 says:

    According to TMZ , Amanda is trying to get out of NYC because she heard her parents are on their way to take her to a mental health facility. She just got into with a ticket agent at the airport.

  27. Jen says:

    Quit referring her to a poor “girl”. Shes 28, and very ill as anyone can see.

  28. OTHER RENEE says:

    I want to mention that these types of illnesses often don’t manifest themselves til post puberty. I had a schizophrenic uncle who was completely “normal” til the age of 16 when suddenly he… wasnt.

  29. Tiffany :) says:

    I just read she landed at LAX and was placed on a 5150 hold and is at the hospital now.

  30. Kim1 says:

    She is in pych ward under a 5150 in LA,thank goodness according to

  31. rlh says:

    Poor thing. And her poor parents. Just all kinds of sad.

  32. slayerformayor says:

    Hello all. I’ve been a very long time lurker. Haven’t commented for the simple reason that the comment section on this site is great without my lil soapbox. However, although it’s super late and no one will read it, I can’t help myself.

    First and foremost: I’m mentally ill. Started with severe ADD and depression, and then, in my mid twenties bipolar reared it’s crappy head. I call myself crazy because I like to.

    I’m anything but stupid or unkind. I’ve gone off my meds countless times, but not because I thought I was, “all cured”. I went off them because the side effects suck and even going to the damn pharmacy to pick em up is a huge chore. I truly hate errands. Despise is to weak of a word for errands…ugh.

    Mental illness is no fun. It’s also degenerative for lots of us ( me included ). The elusive cocktail of drugs that are truly effective take forever to find. It’s a pain in the ass.

    I call myself certifiably insane and crazy because it puts a fun sarcastic tone on something that none of us asked for. I’m so tired of reading bulls**t propaganda written by people that don’t know what it’s like.

    This yucky disease does not define me…whether I’m on my meds or not. Self hatred runs strong in most of us. If we lived in a different society or even some type of parallel universe, maybe we’d be the norm. Who knows? Just live and let live.

    In regards to Amanda. I think she needs help and TLC. Media scrutiny isn’t all that bothersome because she likes it. She should NEVER drive. Take responsibility for your illness but don’t let it kill your spirit. Hope she stays safe. Hope her parents aren’t as ridiculous as they sound. But in the grander scheme of things, can’t we simply celebrate her kookiness and love her anyway? Take away the car and mysterious flying bongs and the chick is a riot. She’s fascinating. She has no filter. Not everyone is supposed to make sense all the time guys.

    Anyway, the grammar is atrocious throughout this novel of a comment. I kinda apologize to the grammar freaks for that, but I seem to have an inordinate love for the comma. Maybe someone will read this outdated comment and reply. Always interested in other people’s thoughts.

    So says the Slayer…You’re welcome murica.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Thanks for the insight on mental illness. I was always under the impression that mentally ill people didn’t know they were ill ,but you recognize it. I don’t think Amanda realizes she’s ill yet. Maybe she’ll get there and they’ll find the right cocktail for her too.

  33. Jag says:

    It looks like she went back to LA and was put on a psychiatric hold again. Hopefully this time she’ll get real treatment and her parents won’t just blame everything on her pot smoking.

    • slayerformayor says:

      Yes Jag. I’m with ya there. The whole “it’s just the weed” thing is so sick it’s hilarious…almost… I want her strong again, not so depleted. Frankly, Amanda makes me smile on the inside because no matter how sick she gets she still talks. Girl is punk rock and I wanna see her be solid enough to own it.

    • captain hero says:

      But if they didn’t blame the pot then people might start to blame them. At least now they have rushed to confine her to a psych ward, immediately after she started accusing them of what some people have suspected all along. Amanda’s poor mother is “heartbroken” over the allegations, but I never heard her heart break for their child suffering as a result of being sold to industry predators by her parents.

      • anne_000 says:

        Interesting how coincidental it is that her parents finally got a lawyer to get her in psych hold when Amanda started to accuse her father of abuse. So far until now, her parents didn’t want to believe she had a mental illness with her mom telling E! that it was just all from smoking pot.

        But hey, now that Amanda is saying it’s from parental abuse, then quick! Put her in a hospital! So basically, now that it’s about them, her parents think there’s something wrong with her? But when it was about her doing all sorts of ‘crazy’ stuff, it’s all about her and her pot smoking? Oh Ok…

  34. LAK says:

    She’s back in hospital thank goodness.

    There was a moment, back when she started school, where she looked OK ie on the road to recovery, but the pictures of her since this story broke show someone profoundly unwell, and that was before her behaviour and words were reported.

  35. Kim1 says:

    Just curious where do her parents blame her issues on pot? In an interview? In court papers? Did they issue a statement?

  36. slayerformayor says:

    Timing is VERY interesting, yeah? Her parents are, at best, far too image conscious. Me no likey.

    • captain hero says:

      I’m right there with ya slayer. I wonder how much they paid the hero Sam lufti for his role in this gross deception. Amanda does need help but I really don’t like the way this has gone down. They are guilty as sin

  37. Cindy says:

    There are a lot of people on here placing doubt on the mother for saying that her daughters problems are because of pot. Now speaking as a registered psychiatric nurse, in newly presenting patients who are on a lot of drugs it is frequently hoped to be because of excessive use of drugs, marijuana being a primary trigger for drug induced psychotic breaks. Doctors would be highly resistant to immediately labeling Amanda as schizophrenic or bipolar because of the stigma, and because it does take a long time to make an accurate diagnosis based on symptoms and presentation; which is hard to do in the time most patients are in a unit. So I believe it is highly likely that they hoped her sensorium would clear after taking the drugs out of the equation, and probably did tell her that Amanda’s problems were believed to be due to drugs. But at this point, it is far more likely that the doctors will attempt a different method of treatment using the harsher antipsychotics with all their potentially awful side effects and the attached stigma of a diagnosed mental illness. So in short I believe that the mother was honestly told by the doctors that it was drug related and induced.

  38. Kim1 says:

    Thank you ,so its possible she has not been diagnosed with a mental illness.Also she was never prescribed meds for a mental illness as her lawyer has stated.Maybe she will get a diagnosis this time.

  39. NanaMcPhee says:

    She’s MAD but doesn’t think she’s mad. It’s kind of the diagnosis of madness. Long may she reign. It’s excruciating to watch her fail over and over again, but irresistible at the same time. Great entertainment.