Amanda Bynes was likely living on the Los Angeles streets for days before recognizing she was in trouble and subsequently being put on a psychiatric hold.
While a bit of unknown remains, the timeline of her last week is being pieced together. TMZ said the “Easy A” star’s car was towed on March 15 in Long Beach, Calif., which is located about 40 miles from her home. From there, sources tell the webloid that Amanda either hitchhiked or took public transport.
On St. Patrick’s Day, she appeared in Hollywood and was caught on camera walking around with another woman. Afterward, Amanda supposedly asked a stranger to give her a ride to Beverly Hills, but she then asked to be returned to Hollywood.
This all led up to the early morning hours of March 19, wherein the “Hairspray” alum was found naked and alone while roaming the streets in downtown L.A. According to reports, Amanda was unclothed when she waved down a car and informed the driver that she was coming off of a psychotic episode. She then called police herself.
In the wake of the odd incident, Amanda was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold, but that is expected to be extended for another week. Since being hospitalized, the former actress has “started to make improvements,” TMZ said.
Back in 2014, Amanda was placed in a conservatorship, helmed by her mother, following a string of troubling behavior. Since then, Amanda has largely cleaned up her life, and a judge terminated her conservatorship on March 22, 2022. Although a second conservatorship is unlikely on the heels of the latest episode, it’s not completely off the table.
Amanda’s parents are reportedly taking solace in the fact that the former actress recognized she was in trouble when she flagged down a car and notified police herself.
Prior to the new incident, Amanda had been living independently in her own house and taking cosmetology classes. She was not hurt during the latest episode.
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