Amanda Bynes is insisting she’s not having an emotional break-down like Britney Spears, and she doesn’t need a conservatorship similar to the one the ‘X Factor’ judge has, TMZ is reporting. The ‘Easy A’ star is telling her friends that she’s perfectly capable of making her own life choices.
The actress is also adamant that she doesn’t have a substance abuse problem. Bynes is dismissing the pending criminal hit-and-run charges and the DUI cases against her, claiming they’re all lies.
Bynes is also saying that her family has never discussed even the possibility of a conservatorship with her. Her insistence comes several months after one of her reps told TMZ that her family didn’t feel that she had any mental problems.
But several of Bynes’ friends and relatives did try convincing her close family members that she does need professional help, but none of their concerns were taken seriously. Several of her neighbors and members of her gym also expressed concern after the actress showed such worrisome signs of mental distress, such as talking to inanimate objects.
Bynes also said there’s no reason to check into rehab over the next few days, despite reports to the contrary. She said she won’t be checking into a treatment facility.
Written by: Karen Benardello