Troubled actress Amanda Bynes has apologized for making horrible comments about her parents in a recording that was published online on Saturday (15Nov14).
The Hairspray actress, who was released from a psychiatric hospital last month (Oct14), was caught on tape purportedly describing how she would harm her parents and later made a homophobic comment.
Bynes has now issued a statement to Access Hollywood apologizing for what she said in the audio, which was recorded by a former roommate during a car ride earlier this month (Nov14) and published on TMZ.com.
She says, "I'm sorry I trusted people who clearly were not my friends and capitalized on my illness. I am doing my best to get better. I am truly sorry for the statements I made. I am sorry for any pain I caused my family and others... I am thankful for everyone's patience and understanding. I never expected others to take advantage and profit from my condition. I'm disappointed with those who lulled me into a false sense of security only to find out they really are only interested in selling my privacy to the media."
Bynes also wrote on Twitter.com, "I was obviously joking about hurting my family - I straight up don't believe in harming a soul... I said what I said in jest & if you don't understand that then know I'm in therapy to talk about my dad issues..."
The actress' parents currently have control over her money and Bynes previously accused her father Rick of sexual abuse during an outburst on Twitter. She later retracted her allegations.