I would not take any of this at face value, but it is a sad story nonetheless:
Amanda Bynes has much bigger problems than smoking pot and driving illegally ... there's evidence she has serious mental issues.
TMZ has spoken with a number of people who have had repeated contact with Bynes over the last few months, and the stories are consistent and disturbing.
Several people from her gym -- Equinox in West Hollywood - tell us, she has been showing increasingly alarming signs of delusional behavior. One person says Amanda came to the gym Thursday looking dazed and began speaking with herself -- making comments and then answering back.
Another person says when Amanda was on the elliptical, she would stop suddenly and start "laughing hysterically for no reason." She did this periodically throughout her workout. This person says he's seen her dozens of times in the last few months, and says it's apparent her condition is "deteriorating."The problem is, there is no "journalism" being practiced here. This is just tabloid gossip.
What I would really like to see is a story where someone uses their real name and backs up their opinion. Good luck finding that.
Bynes is in legal trouble, and that's easy to document. There are paparazzi following her around, taking pictures of her doing things she shouldn't be doing. But, since when does someone end up being addicted to pot? How is that the most dangerous drug there is, especially when you can get it if you have glaucoma? I don't get that.
Clearly, her lifestyle choices are wrong right now. Who should be helping her and why aren't they? That's what I would like to know.