Amanda Bynes: Mum Granted Control Of Affairs
A judge has given Amanda Bynes' mother legal control of the troubled star's affairs, according to court documents.
Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen Reiser granted a temporary conservatorship, more than two weeks after Bynes was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital after months of erratic behaviour.
Her parents, Richard and Lynn Bynes, filed the request on July 27, days after the former Nickelodeon star allegedly started a small fire in front of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks last month.
Their petition states that their 27-year-old daughter had become increasingly paranoid in recent months and expressed fears she was being watched by smoke detectors and devices in the dashboard of her car.
"We are deeply concerned that Amanda poses a substantial risk to herself, to others, and to property based on recent events in her life," the filing stated.
The ruling permits Lynn Bynes to control decisions involving the health and finances of her daughter.
It will be in effect until September 30.
A psychiatric hold on Bynes has also been extended for 30 days.
The actress did not appear in court, but her court-appointed attorney said Bynes did not think a conservatorship was necessary.
Mr Reiser said his ruling was based on a doctor's evaluation and an investigator's interview of Bynes.
The judge said ruled the actress had a "lack of capacity to give informed consent to medical care".
Richard and Lynn Bynes sat calmly in court and spoke only to acknowledge that they understood the ruling.
In May, Amanda Bynes was arrested for allegedly throwing a marijuana bong from a window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
Police had come to the building to investigate a complaint that she had been smoking marijuana in the lobby.
Last year, Bynes was charged in Los Angeles with driving on a suspended licence.
The licence had been suspended after she was charged with driving under the influence and misdemeanour hit-and-run.
It is rare for a judge to grant conservatorship in the case of adults.
Most famously, pop singer Britney Spears was put under conservatorship in 2008 following a personal meltdown and divorce.
Her father and lawyer remain in control of her affairs, even though her singing career has rebounded.