More bad news for Amanda Bynes this week: The former teen star is being dropped by her agent, publicist and entertainment lawyer, according to TMZ.
Bynes, 26, has had a rough ride in the past year, but especially in the past week after her car was impounded due to driving on a suspended license. She’s also recently showcased a series of increasingly bizarre antics, including allegedly being thrown out of a gym class for distracting behavior and locking herself in public settings such as a Starbucks restroom and store boutique dressing room.
TMZ’s report says that the star’s erstwhile management team “made multiple efforts to help Amanda” before finally concluding that “they can’t help someone that doesn’t want to be helped.”
Still, Bynes insists that she is okay. She told People in a statement Thursday that she is “retired as an actor” and plans to move to New York to launch a fashion line. “I am doing amazing… I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line. I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don’t drink, and I don’t drink and drive. It is all false,” she said.
by Youyoung Lee