EntertainmentCelebrities Amanda Bynes apologizes for threats, insulting comments in leaked audio recording Amanda Bynes and her sister, Jillian O'Keefe. Photo Credit: Twitter / amandabynes By FRANK LOVECE. Special to Newsday November 17, 2014 7:23 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Former child star Amanda Bynes, who disclosed earlier this month that she has been diagnosed as bipolar, apologized Monday for threatening and insulting comments she made in two audio clips leaked over the weekend. "I'm sorry I trusted people who clearly were not my friends and capitalized on my illness," Bynes, 28, said in a statement to Access Hollywood. "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. I am thankful for everyone's patience and understanding. "I never expected others to take advantage and profit from my condition," she went on. "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." TMZ.com, which posted the clips Saturday, said they were recorded a week earlier by one of Bynes' West Hollywood roommates. In one clip, Bynes fantasizes about slitting her father's throat and throwing him into a ditch, but also states, "I'm not going to, like, ever do such a thing." She talks as well of slitting her mother's wrists and burning down her mother's house. In the second clip, she insults a friend with homophobic comments. Bynes' lawyer, David Esquibias, told "Access Hollywood" Saturday, "I'm disgusted by TMZ. The audio is not news and it's not even gossip," adding, "Amanda sees her doctors four days a week and I'm in contact with her all day, every day. Publishing audio like that does not help Amanda at all. The media needs to be more responsible." By FRANK LOVECE. Special to Newsday Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Amanda Bynes: I'm bipolar and manic depressiveShe acknowledged for the first time publicly that she suffers from mental-health issues. Report: Psych hold extended for 'very ill' BynesAmanda Bynes' involuntary psychiatric hold extended for an additional 30 days. Amanda Bynes tweets more accusations against family, managerShe has tweeted and recanted similar accusations against her family. Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.