Amanda Bynes accused of trashing hotel room

AMANDA BYNES is facing a hefty bill for damages amid allegations she trashed a hotel room in New York City just days before she was hospitalized on a mental health order.

The Hairspray star was taken into custody in California for an involuntary mental evaluation, also known as a 5150 hold, on Monday (22Jul13) after she allegedly tried to start a fire on a driveway, and her parents are battling to be granted a conservatorship so they can take control of her affairs.

It has now emerged that Bynes has been accused of trashing a room at the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel in New York City last week (ends21Jul13). Editors at TMZ.com claim Bynes was asked to leave the premises after she was allegedly caught smoking in her room and they have published pictures which appear to show the damage.

The snaps, purportedly of the room where Bynes stayed, show trails of ash scattered all over the place, while the room is also covered in trash. A fire alarm is also depicted wrenched from the ceiling.

The website reports hotel staff are tallying up a bill for the damages.

Bynes reportedly checked out of the hotel just hours before she boarded a plane to California. She is expected to remain in hospital for up to two weeks.

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