"I Am Heartbroken" - Amanda Bynes' Mother Breaks Silence Following Sexual Abuse Claims
Amanda Bynes' mother Lynn has broken her silence following the sexual abuse allegations against her husband.
The former actress claimed that her Dad, Rick Bynes, had acted inappropriately towards her, fondling himself and asking if she “wanted to have sex with him”.
Lynn’s released a statement to E! News expressing the heartbreak at the events that had unfolded online and stressed that the allegations “stem from Amanda’s mental state”.
Tamar Arminak, Lynn’s attorney, read on her behalf.
"I am heartbroken today for my husband of 47 years," she said.
"Rick has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. He has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually. These accusations are absolutely horrible and could not be further from the truth.
These allegations stem from Amanda's mental state at the moment. They have no basis in reality. It saddens me beyond belief that my husband's character could be slandered in such a way".
Amanda with her Mum Lynn.
Bynes issued a series of tweets that revealed she was seeking legal advice for a restraining order against her Dad.
The tweets read in full:
“My dad was verbally and physically abuse to me as a child. He called me ugly as a child and then asked me if I wanted to have sex with him and I did not know how to respond and I said no and then I was forced to live with my dad, which was a total nightmare.
“My dad fondled himself in front of me so many times that i started recording him on my phone in hopes of catching him saying or doing something inappropriate around me so I could get him arrested & put in jail for the rest of his perverted life.
“My mom knows that my father’s literally and physically incestual towards his own daughter and the fact that she never called the police on him embarrasses me to no end.
“So, today I am meeting with a lawyer to get a restraining order against my dad. I cannot hear the sound of His incestually charged voice ever again and I’m just being honest
“I will not be manipulated or brainwashed by anyone anymore. So let me live my own life free of unhappiness and misery”[sic].
“So call me what you want but please do not call me crazy or insane because that’s a joke”, she concluded.
Moments ago, Bynes updated her 3.1 million followers telling them that the claims were false and the "microchip" in her brain "ordered" her to do so.
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
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) October 10, 2014