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Update (2:34 p.m. ET): Now that Amanda Bynes's parents are responding to her Twitter claims, we can reveal that the allegations referenced below were Amanda accusing her father, Rick Bynes, of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse.
Later — and maybe as a result of the response from her parents below — Amanda tweeted that her father "never did any of those things" and that her accusations were a result of the microchip her father had implanted in her brain.
Amanda Bynes's mother, Lynn Bynes, defends Rick In a statement to E! Online submitted by her attorney: "I am heartbroken today for my husband of 47 years. Rick has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. He has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually. These accusations are absolutely horrible and could not be further from the truth! 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."
Original story (12:44 p.m.): Amanda Bynes seems to be feeling particularly candid this morning — because she went on a Twitter diatribe — posting 20 tweets over the span of 90 minutes — with many of those tweets leveling serious allegations against her father.
The troubled Disney starlet also claims that she's meeting with a lawyer today to get a restraining order against her father, saying that she will not be "manipulated or brainwashed by anyone" and that she wants to live "free of unhappiness and misery."
But Amanda's Twitter-thon has not all been directed at her father. She also noted that she is "literally on the cover of every magazine right now" and that she feels she needs a "tremendous amount of facial surgery," saying that tabloids always choose the the "most hideous shots" of her.
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