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Amanda Bynes seems to apologize for latest rants

By Henry Hanks, CNN
updated 4:02 PM EST, Sun November 16, 2014
Amanda Bynes has been famous since landing a role on Nickelodeon's sketch comedy show "All That" at age 10. But in recent years she's been<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/24/showbiz/amanda-bynes-arrest/index.html' target='_blank'> better known for legal trouble</a> and <a href='https://twitter.com/AmandaBynes' target='_blank'>tweeting</a> strange statements and photos, leading to speculation about her mental health. In October 2014, that speculation continued as disturbing tweets were posted to Bynes' account containing allegations of abuse. Here's a quick timeline of Bynes' life and career: Amanda Bynes has been famous since landing a role on Nickelodeon's sketch comedy show "All That" at age 10. But in recent years she's been better known for legal trouble and tweeting strange statements and photos, leading to speculation about her mental health. In October 2014, that speculation continued as disturbing tweets were posted to Bynes' account containing allegations of abuse. Here's a quick timeline of Bynes' life and career:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Amanda Bynes has reportedly apologized for threatening her father
  • "I am doing my best to get better," she said
  • Bynes tweeted she was bipolar but later appeared to back off that statement

(CNN) -- The Amanda Bynes saga continues.

Early on Saturday, TMZ posted audio purporting to be of Bynes saying she wanted to murder her father.

In the tape, she is heard telling someone that she wants her family dead because they control her money.

On Sunday, the actress released a statement to "Access Hollywood" seeming to apologize for what she said on the recording and trusting the people who recorded her.

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"I'm sorry I trusted people who clearly were not my friends and capitalized on my illness," she said. "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."

The statement went on: "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."

CNN has not independently verified the TMZ recording was of Bynes.

Earlier, Bynes tweeted that she was joking about wanting to kill her father. "I straight up don't believe in harming a soul," she posted.

This is the latest kerfuffle involving the 28-year-old Bynes after someone tweeted from her Twitter account that she was bipolar in October. She later blamed a "friend" for tweeting that out.

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