It has been a whirlwind weekend for US actress Amanda Bynes.
On Friday, she stunned her Twitter followers with a series of messages about her father, accusing him of physically and mentally abusing her.
Now, the 28-year-old, whose series of public outbursts had sparked fears over her mental health, is on psychiatric hold in Pasadena Hospital, Britain's Daily Mail reported.
Bynes wrote on the social network while in New York: "My dad was verbally and physically abuse to me (sic) as a child."
"He called me ugly as a child and then asked me if I wanted to have sex with him and I did not know how to respond and I said no and then... I was forced to live with my dad which was a total nightmare."
A few minutes later, she added: "My dad fondled himself in front of me so many times that I started recording him on my phone in hopes of catching him... saying or doing something inappropriate around me so I could get him arrested & put in jail for the rest of his perverted life."
But in a U-turn two hours later, she tweeted: "My dad never did any of those things. The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he's the one that ordered them to microchip me."
Her mother, Ms Lynn Bynes, has released a statement to E! News through her lawyer Tamar Arminak.
It said: "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!"
This article was first published on Oct 13, 2014.
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