Today, those acting on behalf of Amanda Bynes—her parents and lawyer—are filing a restraining order against Chinga Chang music label owner Daniel Herman, the same producer who offered Amanda a rap record contract earlier this year.
This is also the same Daniel Herman who generously paid $10,000 to fix the driveway that Amanda set aflame in Thousand Oaks, which ultimately led to her arrest and involuntary 5150 hold.
It was a generous gesture on the surface, but according to those close to the actress, it’s become a menacing relationship.
“He is stalking her,” family friend Jonathan Jaxson told Hollyscoop. “He already had someone try to get a restraining order from him in Georgia.” (In 2011, Daniel was slapped with a request for a restraining order from ex-Mets baseball player Lenny Dykstra for business reasons, but a judge didn’t allow it.)
Needless to say, this isn't the first time the producer has been entangled with a celebrity’s business affairs. In Amanda’s case, family and friends have only seen progress since her stay in rehab and don’t want anyone else to interfere.
“Amanda is doing progressively well and is responding to treatment meds and therapy,” Jonathan updated. “Reports that she isn’t cooperating is B.S. She is glad this happened and thankful that it saved her life.”
“She’s already moved into a nicer facility and room and how long she stays will depend on how she progresses.”
This restraining order appears to indicate that. “Her family is back in her life in a big way,” Jonathan added, “and are mending all burnt bridges.”