- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 12, 2014

Troubled actress Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized and placed on psychiatric hold, after she accused her father of sexual abuse on Friday and later blamed her outburst on a “microchip” planted in her brain.

Ms. Bynes reportedly flew from New York to Los Angeles Friday and was admitted to a Pasadena hospital that day. She was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold where she will be held for 72 hours, USA Today reported.

Ms. Bynes, 28, had accused her father of sexual abuse, tweeting to her 3 million followers Friday morning: “I need to tell the truth about my dad.”

She later recanted, tweeting: “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.”

Ms. Bynes’ mother issued a statement denying the claims, USA Today reported.

“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. … 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.”

Ms. Bynes’ brother and sister, Tommy Bynes and Jillian O’Keefe, also issued a statement denying their sister’s claims.

Ms. Bynes has made headlines in previous weeks for her erratic behavior, including alleged shoplifting, scratching a fan and dropping out of fashion-design school.

The actress was arrested Sept. 28 for a second DUI, while serving out a three-year probation sentence for her 2012 DUI arrest.

She has reportedly been admitted to Pasadena’s Las Encinas Hospital, which specializes in mental health and addiction treatment.

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