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Getting Better? Amanda Bynes Apologizes For Disturbing Rant About Murdering Her Family: ‘I Am Sorry For Any Pain I Caused’

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Dec. 6 2014, Updated 7:42 a.m. ET

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After months of bizarre behavior, it seems Amanda Bynes is finally getting real.

The troubled actress, who has been causing chaos in Los Angeles since her departure from a local psychiatric hospital in October, is apologizing for saying she wanted to murder her parents in a shocking rant that was leaked online.

“I’m sorry I trusted people who clearly were not my friends and capitalized on my illness,” the 28-year-old told Access Hollywood via her attorney. “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.”

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“I am thankful for everyone’s patience and understanding,” she continued. “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.”

Bynes’ lawyer David Esquibias explained that the recording took place “several days ago” and assured fans that the actress is no longer hanging out with the friends who leaked the audio.

“These girls are just looking to make a buck,” Esquibias alleged. “Amanda sees her doctors four days a week and I’m in contact with her all day, every day.”

After years of shocking Twitter rants and arrests, Bynes finally confessed to fans that she suffers from bipolar disorder and manic depression earlier this month.

“I’m seeing my psychologist and psychiatrist weekly so I’m fine,” she tweeted on November 3.

Despite her assurances, she was caught insisting she wanted to slit her father Rick’s throat and burn her mother Lynn’s house down in the shocking tape revealed just days later.

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