Amanda Bynes Hospitalised And 'Taken For A Mental Health Evaluation'

Star detained for 'mental health assessment'

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Amanda Bynes' father Rick, has rejected claims he should foot the bill for any damage caused by the fire the actress caused in the driveway of a private residence near the family home in LA, according to a new report. Shortly after the star was detained by police involuntarily under a 5150 order for "mental health" after being questioned about the reported incident.

According to police sources the 27 year-old actress allegedly used a gas canister to start a fire in the driveway of elderly widow Bonnie Braatenan's home, in the same neighbourhood as the She's The Man star's parents in Thousand Oaks, California on Monday night, TMZ reports.

The authorities responded to the incident at around 9pm after the fire was spotted by a third party, a source is said to have told the website, with Amanda found standing nearby. After reportedly questioning the actress about what had happened, based on her answers, they decided to place her on a 5150 hold, an involuntary hospitalisation procedure for mental evaluation, lasting a maximum of 72 hours.

Damage to Mrs Braatenan's driveway allegedly caused by Amanda Bynes (Splash News)

Following the fire, Mrs Braatenan allegedly told TMZ she was expecting Amanda's parents to foot the bill for any damage. When asked by the website if he would be willing to do this Rick, who has been estranged from his daughter for some months, reportedly flat out refused to help and said, "Amanda needs to pay for it."

Amanda Bynes' parents out in Los Angeles following fire incident (Splash News)

Despite this the star's parents are said to be making moves behind the scenes to take "legal control," of the actress' life following the concerns over her mental health.

“Her parents are absolutely sick with worry about their daughter,” a source told Radar Online.

“They are now considering going to a judge and attempting to get a conservatorship of Amanda. They have previously met with lawyers to discuss the possibility of taking legal control of Amanda’s life.

"It’s a truly devastating situation for Amanda’s parents and their biggest concern is the health and safety of her.”

Confirming the star had been involuntarily detained under the 5150 Captain Don Aguilar of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said in a statement yesterday, according to USA Today: "Amanda Bynes was involved in a disturbance in a residential neighborhood last night in Thousand Oaks in the 200-block of Avenida De Los Arboles.

"Deputies investigated the incident and determined that she met the criteria of 5150 W&I (California Welfare & Institutions Code). She was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation."

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