Amanda Bynes Involuntarily Placed in Psychiatric Care

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The sad, bizarre saga of Amanda Bynes trudges onward, with the 28-year-old former teen star entering involuntary psychiatric care in Pasadena, according to the family's attorney. Sam Lufti (Britney Spears's ex-manager when she had her meltdown) reportedly tricked her into going to the hospital under the pretense of setting up a meeting with her lawyer. Bynes's hold will last 72 hours, at which point it can be extended to 14 days if deemed medically necessary.

Bynes tweeted up a storm yesterday, first accusing her father of sexual abuse and then retracting the story hours later, and then deleting those tweets. Her reversal, though, was no less disturbing: "My dad never did any of those things The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he's the one that ordered them to microchip me." Bynes's mother released a statement that the allegations have "no basis in reality" and that they "stem from Amanda's mental state at the moment." Her brother and sister also refuted her claims, saying that their parents are "the most wonderful parents who have ever lived." It's impossible to know what really happens within any family (so we won't speculate here), but we hope Bynes gets the help she needs.