The parents of troubled actress Amanda Bynes have appeared in court requesting a legal conservatorship of the Easy A actress, citing her wild spending habits as reason she is unfit to care for herself.
The actress is currently being held under a 5150 involuntary mental health hold in a California hospital after an incident where she set fire to a woman's driveway, then left the scene. This is following months of odd behavior from Amanda, including an arrest in NYC after she threw a bong out a window while police were searching her apartment for drugs.
In a court document obtained by In Touch, "Amanda had amassed approximately $4 million in savings, but she has spent approximately $1.2 million of that money in a very short amount of time." In April, the 27-year-old bragged to In Touch that she was "in the Mary-Kate and Ashley type of wealth," even though sources close to her insisted to In Touch that Amanda's spending was out of control and that she might soon be broke.
The court document goes on to say that the former actress wrote $63,000 in checks between May 3 and July 19 and amassed large doctors bills for unspecified services. According to Rick and Lynn Bynes, their daughter "has a modest amount of rental income coming in from two properties that she owns, but she has no other source of income at this time."
Amanda left New York around July 20th and returned to California, but it's a mystery to her parents how she was able to make the trip. The former child star has no driver's license or other identification and when asked how she traveled across the country, she said she "cabbed it."
Los Angeles judge Glen Reiser is currently reviewing these new details and has extended Amanda's hospital stay for two weeks, thus delaying her hearing for conservatorship to Friday, August 9th.