Amanda Bynes' mother has urged the troubled star's fans and friends not to be misled by the media as her daughter continues to seek help and treatment for mental health issues, insisting "99 per cent" of what has been reported is wrong.
Lynn Bynes, 66, has broken her silence after winning temporary conservatorship of the Hairspray star's affairs, and she's keen to right wrongs about her daughter, who was committed to a psychiatric hospital in July (13) after months of erratic behavior.
She tells People magazine, "I would really like everyone out there to know that almost 99 per cent of the things written about my daughter in various media outlets are false or misleading."
She adds, "Unless it's a statement issued by our family attorney, Tamar Arminak, please take everything you read about Amanda with a grain of salt.
"Please know that neither myself or other family members have ever released any information regarding her treatment or diagnosis. We truly believe in keeping our daughter's situation private for now.
"We appreciate everyone's heartfelt support and we hope that she can get some privacy and the respect she deserves during this trying time. Both my husband and I love Amanda very much and we know that she will get through this situation."
Bynes is currently seeking treatment at a rehab clinic in Malibu, California.