Amanda Bynes' Mother Blames Pot for Daughter's Behavior

Amanda Bynes' Mother Blames Pot for Daughter's Behavior

By McCarton Ackerman 04/11/14

Despite her daughter's out of control behavior and bizarre Twitter posts, Lynn Bynes claims that Amanda has no mental illness and is off her medication.

A post-rehab Amanda Bynes. Photo via

Amanda Bynes’ mother Lynn is blaming her daughter’s out of control behavior over the last two years entirely on weed.

The former child actress is currently living with her parents after setting fire to a driveway last July in Los Angeles, resulting in an involuntary stay in the psych ward at UCLA Medical Center before being transferred to The Canyon in Malibu. Prior to that, Amanda was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold in New York City after allegedly throwing a bong out the window of her high-rise apartment complex. She was also arrested for DUI, found herself involved in numerous hit-and-run incidents, and gained headlines for a series of bizarre posts on Twitter.

Bynes was allegedly diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and put on a treatment plan that stabilized her enough to be approved to leave the facility. But the diagnosis turned out to be bogus, at least according to Bynes' lawyer. "For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," her attorney Tamar Arminak said.

Lynn has also joined the chorus in claiming that her daughter “has no mental illness whatsoever” and in fact said that pot is to blame. "[She] is very sorry for all the hurtful tweets, statements and actions that occurred while she was under the influence of marijuana," said Lynn. Her parents retain a temporary conservatorship over their daughter's affairs until at least September.

In February, Bynes' DUI charge was removed as part of a plea deal that called for pleading no contest to reckless driving, three years of probation, and attending an alcohol education course. She is currently taking courses at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in the Orange County area and attends multiple therapy sessions per week.