Amanda Bynes is retracting her accusations that her dad, Rick, sexually abused her after her mom, Lynn, released a statement to E! News on Oct. 10 saying that the accusations “stem from Amanda’s mental state.”
It all started on Friday when Amanda took to Twitter and accused her father in a series of tweets of sexually, physically, and verbally abusing her as a child. “My dad was verbally and physically abuse to me as a child,” she tweeted. “He called me ugly as a child and then asked me if I wanted to have sex with him and I did not know how to respond and I said no and then I was forced to live with my dad which was a total nightmare. My dad fondled himself in front of me so many times that I started recording him on my phone in hopes of catching him saying or doing something inappropriate around me so I could get him arrested and put in jail for the rest of his perverted life,” she continued. “My mom knows that my father’s literally and physically incestual towards his own daughter and the fact that she never called the police on him embarrasses me to no end. So, today I am meeting with a lawyer to get a restraining order against my dad.”
Following her accusations, the troubled star’s mom’s attorney Tamar Arminak told E! News in a statement on her behalf: “I am heartbroken today for my husband of 47 years. Rick has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. He has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually. These accusations are absolutely horrible and could not be further from the truth! These allegations stem from Amanda’s mental state at the moment. They have no basis in reality. It saddens me beyond belief that my husband’s character could be slandered in such a way.”
Bynes then took to Twitter and retracted her claims, tweeting, “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.” Read more of Amanda’s troubling tweets.
The mess comes after the former Nickelodeon star was arrested for her second DUI last month. In 2013, Bynes spent almost six months in rehab following a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold after a stretch of erratic behavior. Bynes’ parents’ temporary conservatorship over the actress ended on Sept. 10.
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