A Ventura County judge told Amanda Bynes’ parents Friday he needs to see the former Nickelodeon star in court in person before making a decision on conservatorship, RumorFix has learned.
Amanda’s parents, Rick and Lynn Bynes, filed the conservatorship papers after their 27-year-old daughter was taken to a psychiatric hospital for allegedly trying to set a stranger’s driveway on fire on Monday. Thursday night, they were able to extend her 72 hour hold to two weeks.
Judge Glen Reiser has set another hearing for two weeks for now, a RumorFix reporter in the courtroom tells us. In the meantime, he’s ordered investigators to issue a report on her condition.
Judge Reiser said he wants to see her in court and “have a dialogue with her before we can move forward with conservatorship.”
Amanda, who attorneys say may not even have known about the hearing, was represented by a public defender.