Amanda Bynes
Actress Amanda Bynes at a court hearing for reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence in New York on July 9, 2013. The 28-year-old made sexual abuse allegations against her father on Friday, but has since recanted her claims. Reuters

Amanda Bynes’ parents released a statement after their daughter tweeted early Friday afternoon that she had been a victim of verbal and sexual abuse at the hands of her father. Rick and Lynn Bynes’ lawyer, Tamar Arminak, released the following message to Radar Online, with words from Lynn:

“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 horrible and could not be further from the truth! These allegations stem from Amanda’s mental state at the moment. They have no basis in reality. It saddens me beyond belief that my husband’s character could be slandered in such a way.”

On Friday Bynes took to Twitter to claim that her father “verbally and physically” abused her as a child. The troubled starlet, who was arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles on Sept. 28, continued that her father called her “ugly” when she was a child and asked if she “wanted to have sex with him.”

“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 and put in jail for the rest of his perverted life,” Bynes wrote. “My mom knows that my father’s literally and physically incestual [sic] towards his own daughter and the face that she never called the police on him embarrasses me to no end.”

However, the 28-year-old actress recanted her allegations a couple hours later – stating that it was a “microchip” that made her make the startling accusations.

“My dad never did any of those things,” Bynes posted on Oct. 10. “The microchip in my brain made me say those things, but he’s the one that ordered them to microchip me.”

In August 2013 Lynn Bynes was given a temporary conservatorship over her 28-year-old daughter after she reportedly started a small fire in front of a Thousand Oaks, California, home. She has kept a low profile on Twitter since rejoining in early spring, but recently began posting about needing a “tremendous amount of facial surgery.”