Amanda Bynes is getting the help she needs after weeks of bizarre behavior.
The former Nickelodeon actress has been showing acting erratically recently but she is finally in the hands of the right people. According to TMZ, Amanda landed at LAX yesterday before being driven to a psychiatric hospital where she was placed on a 5150 hold.
The site reports that her parents are seeking a 14-day extension on the required 72 hours needed to monitor her, and on top of it all, Amanda didn’t even know she was going until she got there.
So, how exactly was Amanda tricked into going to the hospital for treatment? Well, we may have to thank an old friend of Britney Spears for that.
TMZ reports that Sam Lutfi, the man who’d been medicating the pop star before her 2008 psych ward visit, has been working with Amanda’s parents to get her help.
The site reports:
TMZ has learned … Sam Lutfi — who Britney’s parents say was recklessly medicating her before she was eventually strapped to a stretcher and taken to a psych ward in 2008 — contacted Amanda Thursday and convinced her to sue her parents. He got her to fly to L.A. so he could hook her up with a lawyer.
Here’s what Amanda DIDN’T know … Lutfi was secretly working with Amanda’s parents and it was all an elaborate ruse to lure her out so doctors could place her on an involuntary psychiatric hold.
We now have more clarification as to how Lutfi pulled it off. He told Amanda her car would be making 2 stops. First, to the lawyer’s office in Pasadena and then to the London Hotel in West Hollywood where she would confront her parents and tell them about the lawsuit.
She never got to the London, because the driver went to a Pasadena hospital which looked like an office building. Amanda thought she was going to see the lawyer but when she walked inside she was surrounded by hospital staff.
Meanwhile, Amanda’s alleged fiancé, who she claimed she was marrying earlier this week, is finally speaking out, and told TMZ that the two are not engaged.
According to various reports … Amanda’s tying the knot with 19-year-old Caleb Pusey (relax, it’s French) … a guy with whom she got close while they were in rehab … but sources close to Caleb tell us it’s absolutely not true.
We’re told Caleb and Amanda DID befriend each other … but he says they never dated much less set a date. In fact … he says he hasn’t spoken with Bynes in months.
We are keeping Amanda in our prayers and will keep you updated as more details surface. Check out the photos of Amanda arriving in L.A. above.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Splash