Amanda Bynes reportedly told publicist Jonathan Jaxson that she didn’t want to “live anymore” while “high on drugs” on Wednesday night, prompting him to call the NYPD in an attempt to assist her.
Jonathan Jaxson told RadarOnline.com he was beside himself with panic because she had told him: “I don’t want to live anymore,” and he took it mean she planned to kill herself.
“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 the website.
“Then, she said that she didn’t want to live anymore. I took that as that she wanted to kill herself. I freaked out.”
Jonathan Jaxson – who describes himself as a Publicist/Manager/Marketing/Consulting/God Fearing/Realtor- both called the police and rather less helpfully, tweeted the NYPD’s account to tell them Amanda Bynes was “soooo messed up on drugs”.
The media man told RadarOnline.com he wanted them to set up a welfare check but though they didn’t go to the apartment, he later received a call from an officer explaining that Amanda Bynes “was fine”.
Jonathan Jaxson added that it wasn’t the first time he’d heard suchlike from Amanda Bynes, and added: “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>>.”
Jonathan Jaxson concluded: “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.”
It’s worth nothing that Jonathan Jaxson has a history when it comes to mouthing off about his celebrity friends or clients.
He had to settle with Kim Kardashian after she sued him for claiming she had a staged wedding, an assertion that’s now been disproven in the divorce courts.
But Amanda Bynes’ behavior is prompting cause for concern, especially as she had been uploading increasingly lascivious self-portraits from her bathroom before the alleged phone call took place.
Amanda Bynes, 27, appears to be spending a lot of time alone with her only interactions via Twitter and through these ever more revealing images.
There’s understandable concern coming from the Twitter community, who feel as though they’re watching a meltdown in progress.
After Jonathan Jaxson’s tweet, Jenny McCarthy, 40, tweeted in the mistaken belief that police were at Amanda Bynes’ apartment.
“Police are at Amanda Bynes’ house. I hope they get her help. Enough of this circus. She needs help. It came from a publicist but if no one can back it up it could be wrong.”
Amanda Bynes’ attempt at denial, however, just seemed even more worrying.
“@JennyMcCarthy you’re ugly!” she tweeted.
“Police weren’t at my house old lady! Shut the f**k up!”
She added: “@jennymccarthy I need help? What are u talking about? Aren’t u 50 years old? I’m 27, u look 80 compared to me! Why are you talking about me?”
Jenny McCarthy took the high road and wrote: “@AmandaBynes sorry girl. Looking out for ya.”