Speaking out for the first time, Amanda Bynes’s mother offered her reassurance that the troubled actress “will get through this situation.”
“I would really like everyone out there to know that almost 99 percent of the things written about my daughter in various media outlets are false or misleading,” Lynn Bynes told PEOPLE.
“Unless it’s a statement issued by our family attorney, Tamar Arminak, please take everything you read about Amanda with a grain of salt.”
The 27-year-old was hospitalized in July following several months of increasingly bizarre behavior that included setting fire to a stranger’s driveway. She was recently transferred to a Malibu rehab facility for ongoing treatment.
“We appreciate everyone’s heartfelt support and we hope that she can get some privacy and the respect she deserves during this trying time,” Lynn added.
Our hearts go out to this whole family. It’s incredibly difficult to watch your child struggle, and it must be even harder with the added pressure of all the public scrutiny. Here’s hoping that Amanda gets the help she needs and gets back on track.