Amanda Bynes back under conservatorship after blowing money on Cartier jewelry for teachers, strangers: source

Amanda Bynes is back under a court-ordered conservatorship after blowing through wads of cash buying big-ticket bling for former teachers and virtual strangers, a source told the Daily News.

The troubled “Hairspray” actress — now locked in a psychiatric hospital — splashed out a small fortune buying Cartier jewelry and watches for her teachers and administrators at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Southern California, the source said.

She attended the school earlier this year but then fled to New York Oct. 3, and said on Twitter that she planned to transfer to NYU or Columbia.

The former child star also bought pricey jewelry and gifts for random people who started hanging around during her recent breakdown, the source said.

The money spent was “alarming,” the source said, so mom Lynn Bynes quietly filed for an emergency probate conservatorship over the troubled actress last week.

A judge in Ventura County, Calif., quickly granted the request, online court records show.

The probate conservatorship will give Lynn Bynes control over her daughter’s estate while she remains in round-the-clock treatment.

The doctors treating the actress recently won a 30-day extension of her involuntary hold and are trying to stabilize her and come to their own formal diagnosis, the source said.

In her court filings, mom Lynn Bynes cited the former Nickelodeon star’s recent DUI arrest in California and erratic public behavior in New York as she argued that Bynes poses a “substantial risk” to herself and others, TMZ.com first reported.

Lynn Bynes listed her daughter’s net worth at $5,747,703, with $2.8 million of the fortune tied up in real estate, TMZ reported.

Bynes’ only income last year was $144,768 from her rental property, TMZ said.

Bynes, 28, was placed on an involuntary 5150 medical hold in Pasadena on Oct. 10 after claiming that a “microchip” in her brain led her to falsely accuse her dad of sexual abuse.

The actress made and quickly recanted the claim on Twitter shortly before flying from New York to Los Angeles the morning of Oct. 10.

“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 tweeted hours before she touched down at LAX.

The “Easy A” actress started posting her unsubstantiated accusations as her concerned parents planned an emergency trip to New York to get her psychiatric help, sources previously told The News.

Before flying west, Bynes was involved in an alleged shoplifting incident at Barneys and was videotaped twerking wildly inside an uptown boutique.

The latest reports of alarming behavior started shortly after a year-long mental health conservatorship supervised by her mom ran out at the end of the summer.

Bynes was placed in that mental health conservatorship, called an LPS conservatorship, after tossing a bong out of a Manhattan high-rise last year and starting a fire in a stranger’s driveway around the corner from her parents’ house in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

An LPS conservatorship is generally stronger than a probate court conservatorship because it can force the administration of medication. But a probate court conservatorship, like the one governing pop star Britney Spears, offer an added layer of protection that can maintain tight control of the subject’s purse strings once they’re no longer deemed “gravely disabled.”

Lynn Bynes actually sought and won a probate court conservatorship last year, but let it lapse because she had the LPS conservatorship in place.

The last probate court conservatorship was terminated in February, online court records confirm.

Bynes, meanwhile, was diagnosed with schizophrenia last year, but now doctors are considering a different diagnosis, the source told The News.

It’s expected that her current 30-day hold will be extended into an open-ended hospitalization that includes another LPS conservatorship, the source said.

The source said Bynes remains furious that her parents staged the surprise intervention that led to her hospitalization.

“She’s still very mad. But hopefully the medication will begin to take effect, and she will realize she doesn’t hate everyone and apologize. Like last time,” the source said.

The source said Lynn Bynes will fight to keep her probate court conservatorship over her daughter’s estate no matter what happens with a potential mental health conservatorship because it’s clear now that “both are needed.”

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Amanda Bynes back under conservatorship after blowing money on Cartier jewelry for teachers, strangers: source
The troubled actress — locked in a psychiatric hospital — splashed out a small fortune buying Cartier jewelry and pricey gifts for her teachers at California’s FIDM and other random hangers-on, a source said.
Nancy Dillon
October 29, 2014
New York Daily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/amanda-bynes-back-conservatorship-blowing-money-cartier-jewelry-teachers-strangers-article-1.1991686

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