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Amanda Bynes' mom 'wants closed court'

Amanda Bynes' mom, Lynn, has reportedly asked for a closed court appearance on Friday.

The troubled actress has been hitting headlines with her erratic behaviour and was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold at the end of last month.

Amanda's mom Lynn is applying to become the star's temporary conservator in court on Friday and RadarOnline reports she has asked for a closed courtroom.

Lynn's lawyer, Tamar Arminak, apparently filed the motion on Friday, requesting media and the public were kept out of the proceedings.

“Much of the testimony that will take place during Lynn’s attempt to become Amanda’s temporary conservator, will deal with sensitive medical information about the actress,” a source told the website.

“Lynn will testify about Amanda’s sad downward spiral, and Amanda herself could even take the stand. The last thing Amanda needs is the media dissecting her every movement and what she could potentially say.

"Lynn has made the request to protect Amanda and give her privacy.”

Amanda is currently still under an involuntary psychiatric hold at a mental health facility in California.

The 27-year-old was placed under the hold due to fears she was a danger to herself after starting a fire.

Although she was only required to be assessed for three days, medical experts asked a judge to extend the hold for an additional two weeks.

On Thursday a judge denied Amanda's appeal for release from the institution.

There is speculation she is being treated for schizophrenia, but a formal diagnosis is expected in the next few days.

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