Amanda Bynes had allegedly not been taking her medication prior to being placed on a psychiatric hold early Sunday.
“She got off her meds, and she’s still off her meds,” the actress’ ex-fiancé, Paul Michael, exclusively claims to Page Six. “She’s wild.”
Michael claims he and Bynes have remained close. They were spotted out together as recently as December 2022.
An eyewitness told TMZ on Monday that the former child star — who has bipolar disorder and has struggled with substance abuse issues in the past — was roaming the streets of Downtown Los Angeles, naked, when she flagged down a car and told the driver she was coming down from a psychiatric episode.
Bynes, 36, then called 9-1-1 and was taken to a nearby police station, where a mental health expert determined that she needed to be placed on a 5150 hold, according to the outlet.
5150 represents the number of the section of the Welfare and Institutions Code, which allows an adult who is experiencing a mental health crisis and causing danger to themselves or others to be involuntarily detained for a 72-hour psychiatric hospitalization.
Bynes’ attorney did not immediately respond to our request for comment.
Nearly one year ago to the day, the “Amanda Show” star’s eight-year conservatorship under her mother, Lynn, was terminated after the judge overseeing the case decided that the legal arrangement was “no longer required.”
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However, the former couple ended their engagement in July 2022 shortly after Bynes publicly accused him of not “taking his medications,” relapsing with “crack cocaine” and watching “mom-and-son porn.”
The “She’s the Man” star claimed she ultimately “kicked him out of [her] house,” though she later clarified that she had actually caught Michael looking at “MILF” porn.
“She tried to kick me out, but I left to get my own place,” Michael tells us. “I moved home and established boundaries. We’re friends now.”
He insists the “What I Like About You” star “lied” about her previous drug-use and pornography accusations, claiming she “embarrassed” him in order “to keep the attention off her.”
“She acted to shame me away,” Michael says, going on to allege that Bynes “lied and cheated and had too many flings the entire time” they were together.