Bynes’ case thrown out

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes’ bong-throwing case has been dismissed.

The former child star, now 28, was charged with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession stemming from an incident last year in which she was accused of tossing the apparatus from the window of her New York City apartment when police arrived to follow-up on neighbors’ complaints of pot smoke.

The New York Post reports Amanda agreed earlier this year to undergo regular psychiatric treatment in a bid to have the case thrown out.

Manhattan Criminal Court judge Laurie Peterson praised the star’s progress over the last six months before officially dropping the charges on Monday.

“The defendant has done very well [in treatment],” the magistrate said.

Amanda, who was not in court, was represented by her lawyer, Gerald Shargel.

The dismissal is the latest wave of good news for Amanda following a difficult year in the spotlight.

The aspiring fashion designer was forcibly hospitalized in July of last year after a number of worrying incidents, culminating in her setting a fire in the driveway of a neighbor’s home in Los Angeles, California. After receiving medical help she spent time in rehab and was eventually released into her parents’ care in December.

Her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, subsequently spoke out to clarify rumors about his client’s mental health, following widespread reports the star was being treated for schizophrenic and bipolar disorder.

“There has been much speculation about Amanda’s medical condition. She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private.

“However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it,” her lawyer told People magazine.

Amanda reportedly continued her recovery by enrolling at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Orange County and has plans to create her own line.

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