Yikes! Knowing that Amanda Bynes controls her own finances does leave one with a warm and fuzzy feeling. The former child star demanded access to her earnings, and now she is spending it all hard.
Amanda Bynes is less famous for starring in hit shows like What I Like About You and The Amanda Show these days, and more famous for making bizarre internet videos of herself sucking on a sour patch kid. The actress, 27, earned a considerable fortune over the years, and before she began her current meltdown, she demanded access to all her royalties. Is there any money left?
Amanda Bynes Is Spending All Her Money
“While Amanda was growing up her parents and lawyers controlled all of her money, they put it away in investments so that she would be able to have it when she got older,” a source close to the star told RadarOnline.com.
“Amanda made a lot of money starting with Nickelodeon and then other TV shows and movies, but she lived like a regular girl when she was young. However, a few months ago she demanded that she have complete access to all of the money so she could spend it, not save it anymore.”
Amanda is worth around $5 to $6 million dollars, although she claims to be as rich as Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.
“Amanda knows she has a lot of money. Before she wasn’t restricted from getting to it, but a lot of it was tied up in investments and banked for her future, but she insisted that she be able to use all of it as she sees fit and there is nothing anyone can do to stop her from spending it all.”
“Amanda can do whatever she wants for a while with all of her money but it isn’t going to last forever if she spends the way she has been lately. She’s rich but she could find herself in financial trouble pretty soon.”
Yikes. Amanda really needs help — with both her financial and mental health issues.
Dr. Carole Lieberman, who has never met Amanda, says that her recent video is incredibly disturbing because it shows Amanda talking to herself.
“This video is very suggestive of someone who is psychotic,” Dr. Lieberman M.D., psychiatrist and author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets says. “Amanda seems to be making faces at, and talking to, some unseen person. And, although it’s possible that there is actually a person off-camera, it seems more likely that she is having an auditory or visual hallucination.”
Dr. Lieberman was once a psychiatric resident at Bellevue Emergency Room and she says she would immediately admit her if she witnessed her acting like this.
“Amanda’s behavior has gone beyond eccentric or the usual Hollywood starlet bids for attention,” she says. “She has been increasingly manifesting symptoms of a serious psychiatric disorder, which may include a combination of alcohol abuse, drug abuse and mental illness such as schizophrenia or manic-depressive illness.”
What ever happened to the girl who jumped into a bath tub of mud to save her picture of her with JC Chasez?
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Does Amanda need help?
— Eleanore Hutch