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Amanda Bynes parents seek conservatorship

By Tracy Lehr, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Reporter, tracy@keyt.com
Published On: Jul 26 2013 06:50:07 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 27 2013 05:45:42 PM CDT

Bynes behavior in childhood neighborhood sparks concern

OXNARD, Calif. -

Amanda Bynes' parents visited a courtroom at the Juvenile Justice Center in Oxnard Friday morning.

They brought attorneys with them.  The Oxnard courthouse is where conservatorship hearings take place regardless of the person's age.

On Monday night Ventura County sheriff's deputies and firefighters were called to  Thousand Oaks, where witnesses said Bynes was lighting fires in a neighbor's driveway near her parent's home.  They said she was putting herself and her dog in danger.

During a rising stars report, back in 1998, Bynes told KEYT NewsChannel 3's Tracy Lehr she got her start at a comedy camp.  Bynes said the secret to her young success was loving comedy and not letting the rejection get to her.  

"The thing I've learned the most is to forget about it, and if you get it you get it and if you don't you don't, it's there problem whether they like you or not," she said.

Bynes said she liked making people laugh and hoped to do dramatic roles in the future, but in recent years her behavior has not been a laughing matter.

Bynes parents appear to be concerned about her mental health, suspected drug abuse and spending.

Bynes has been tweeting strange messages and photos for months.

She was placed on a psychiatric hold Monday, but she can not be kept against her will for more than 72 hours unless a judge grants her parents guardianship.

Sgt. Eric Buschow said the judge at the Juvenile Justice Center asked the Bynes and their attorneys to return to court Aug.  9 with more medical information before a limited conservatorship decision is made.

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