Amanda Bynes accuses dad of abuse, then recants; parents 'heartbroken'

Amanda Bynes accuses dad of abuse, then recants; parents 'heartbroken'
Amanda Bynes, shown outside a magazine party in New York City on Monday night, made serious allegations against her father on Friday, then recanted them hours later. (Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images)

Amanda Bynes made some serious sexual accusations against her father on Friday morning, then backed down and said they weren't true, blaming her outburst on a microchip she said her father had ordered implanted in her brain.

The former actress' declarations on Twitter came over a period of several hours, during which time her parents, through their attorney, called the accusations false and said they were "heartbroken" by them.


After declaring that she was "literally on the cover of every magazine right now" and "needed a tremendous amount of facial surgery," Amanda Bynes accused her dad, Rick Bynes, of sexual and verbal abuse and said her mother, Lynn Bynes, had known and never called the police.

However, about three hours after those accusations, she tweeted, "My dad never did any of those things The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he's the one that ordered them to microchip me."

Within an hour of recanting her accusations, Amanda Bynes had also deleted several graphic tweets describing the alleged abuse but left one that said, "My dad was verbally and physically abuse to me as a child" and another noting she needed to "tell the truth" about him.

"My clients are heartbroken by these false accusations," attorney Tamar Armanik said in a statement to TMZ on Friday. "Their older children are also horrified at the situation."

Lynn Bynes told the website that the allegations were untrue and stemmed from "Amanda's mental state at the moment." She also told E! News through her attorney that "It saddens me beyond belief that my husband's character could be slandered in such a way."

Armanik's office did not immediately respond to a Los Angeles Times request for comment.

TMZ also cited sources who said the "She's the Man" and "All That" star had gone to two NYC airports trying to get out of town Friday morning after learning that her parents intended to fly there from SoCal to get her some mental-health help.

In April, Lynn Bynes told E! News that her daughter was never diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, as had been rumored, blaming the erratic behavior on Amanda's allegedly heavy use of marijuana. Attorney Armanik told People that there was never a schizophrenia diagnosis.

"My clients are very concerned about their daughter," Arminak told ABC News in a statement published Friday. "Despite what is being reported, they are doing everything they can to help Amanda."

All this comes after Bynes was reportedly accused of shoplifting at two shops Wednesday in New York City. On Friday, TMZ posted surveillance video of her in the first store dancing by herself before draping herself over a burly man said to be her driver. With her arms on his shoulders, she thrusts her pelvis at him suggestively as he appeared to help her with a belt she was trying on, then gives him an upper-body pat-down before stepping away from him to do some exercise-type moves. She then dances away and around the store.

At that shop, Pookie & Sebastian, she allegedly tried to leave with a shirt and then charged it to a credit card without a fuss after an employee stopped her and asked her if she planned to pay for it, TMZ reported.

Later, at Barneys New York, police responded to a call after Bynes allegedly walked out of the store wearing a hat she had not paid for; the former actress was let go by store security before police arrived, People reported.

Sources told TMZ that Bynes told Barneys' security it was a misunderstanding and that she didn't intend to steal anything, then signed an agreement agreeing never to return to the store.

Also on Wednesday, Bynes tweeted that she'd retained a lawyer to sue InTouch and Star magazines over stories she said were lies.


"I am not insane and they lied about me in every way," she tweeted.

She also said that day that she was getting married -- InTouch had reported Sunday that she said she had a 19-year-old boyfriend in Orange County -- and would "be on the cover People magazine" with her beau.

"[C]all me what you want but please do not call me crazy or insane because that's a joke," Bynes tweeted Friday.

Lynn Bynes' one-year conservatorship over her daughter's legal and medical decisions, which was put in place after months of bizarre behavior by the former actress including arrests on both coast, expired recently. Under the conservatorship, Amanda Bynes had been living with her parents after months of in- and outpatient treatment that doctors told the court was necessary for mental-health reasons.

The onetime child star was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs in Sherman Oaks in the early morning hours on Sept. 28. She flew to New York on a red-eye four days later.

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