Amanda Bynes says she’s sorry for causing her family pain in the wake of the audio released of her threatening to slash her dad’s throat and cut the wrists of her mother.
In a statement delivered by her attorney to Access Hollywood, the troubled actress said she’s sorry for saying those words but blamed unidentified people she said she trusted for leaking the audio to TMZ.
‘I’m sorry I trusted people who clearly were not my friends and capitalized on my illness,’ Bynes said in the statement. ‘I am doing my best to get better. I am truly sorry for the statements I made. I am sorry for any pain I caused my family and others.’
She continued, ‘I am thankful for everyone’s patience and understanding. I never expected others to take advantage and profit from my condition. I’m disappointed with those who lulled me into a false sense of security only to find out they really are only interested in selling my privacy to the media.’
Elaborating further, Bynes’ lawyer David Esquibias slammed TMZ and Amanda’s former roommates for making the audio tape public.
‘I’m disgusted by TMZ. The audio is not news and it’s not even gossip,’ said Esquibias. ‘Amanda sees her doctors four days a week and I’m in contact with her all day, every day. Publishing audio like that does not help Amanda at all. The media needs to be more responsible.’
TMZ made it clear when they put up the audio that Amanda’s family wanted the audio published so that it will convince medical professionals to come to her aid immediately. After the audio went up, Amanda rushed to Twitter to insist that she was joking.