AMANDA Bynes is living off American Express gift cards her parents have given her.
The 28-year-old actress – who was released from a psychiatric treatment facility in Pasadena, California last week after being involuntarily committed on October 10 – has been refused cash by her parents who instead grant her an American Express gift card of around $50 for her living expenses.
According to gossip website TMZ, Amanda’s parents – who claim they are too “burnt out” to let her continue living with them – give the cards to her court-appointed lawyer who then passes on the funds to the troubled star.
The news follows on from reports that the ‘Easy A’ actress had been ordered to remain under a conservatorship.
A lawyer claiming to represent Amanda recently asked a judge to remove her mother Lynn Bynes’ ability to make decisions on the troubled star’s behalf but the judge ruled the actress lacked the capacity to enter into a binding contract or hire a lawyer, so he refused to allow the hearing to go ahead. – BANG!