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Amanda Bynes Told Publicist She ‘Didn’t Want To Live Anymore’ Before Cops Were Called, He Claims

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The publicist who sounded the alarm on Amanda Bynes to the NYPD late on Wednesday has told RadarOnline.com he did it in a desperate panic, because she had told him: “I don’t want to live anymore.”

“Amanda had called me and we had a private conversation, but it was clear to me that she was high on drugs,” Jonathan Jaxson told RadarOnline.com, in an exclusive interview.

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“Then, she said that she didn’t want to live anymore. I took that as that she wanted to kill herself. I freaked out.”

Jaxson said he immediately called the New York Police Department and tweeted at their handle that the 27-year-old ex-Nickelodeon star was “soooo messed up on drugs”, knowing that officers would then perform a welfare check.

Police have not said if they attended Bynes’ apartment, but Jaxson told RadarOnline.com he later received a call from an officer explaining that Bynes “was fine”.

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“I had heard stuff like this from Amanda before,” he said.

“But this time, I had a mental image of her in a bathtub, wanting to hurt herself. Then I saw a photo of her in her bathroom that she’d posted on Twitter. I freaked. I did not know what else to do.

“I thought consciously about it for a minute and decided to call the authorities. I thought, ‘I have to do something to save her.’

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“When someone tells you they don’t want to live anymore, that in itself would provoke anyone who cares. I know that Amanda is a person crying out for help.”

Jaxson — he describes himself online as a “Publicist/Manager/Marketing/Consulting/God Fearing/Realtor” — has been attempting to help the What I Like About You star for some time in a bid “save her image,” he said.

Jaxson also defended himself against claims he called the NYPD for attention.

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“She may hate me for doing what I did — that’s great, fine, dandy — but I did what I did to save her life. At the end of the day, what else was I going to do?” said Jaxson, who in 2012 was threatened with a defamation lawsuit from another celebrity, Kim Kardashian, after he claimed her over-the-top wedding to Kris Humphries was a sham.

“God forbid something happened to Amanda because I would have to live with that the rest of my life, if I did not make the call.”

He added, “Thankfully though Amanda is alive, but she is still not good. Hopefully people and the media now understand that this is no longer a joke and she get the help she needs.”

If you, or anyone you know, is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please immediately seek help — you can speak with a skilled, trained counselor at a national Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7 — call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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