Bynes confirms therapy deal

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes struck a deal with prosecutors in court Friday to see a therapist twice a week.

The actress faced prosecution for reckless endangerment, attempted tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana after she allegedly through a bong used to smoke the drug out of the window of her Manhattan high-rise apartment in May 2013.

But as per the hearing, if she continues to see a professional twice a week for the next six months, the charges will be dismissed, according to the New York Daily News.

“I understand that after a period of six months has expired, if I have complied with the conditions set forth below, the charges will be dismissed,” Amanda stated in an affidavit, according to the outlet.

“This is an important step in her rehabilitation,” her lawyer Gerald Shargel stated. “I am optimistic about her future and pleased with the result.”

Amanda was forcibly hospitalized in July after months of increasingly bizarre behavior, culminating in her starting a fire in a residential driveway in Los Angeles, California. The 27-year-old recently completed a five-month stint in rehab and was released from a Malibu treatment facility on December 5, 2013.

Her mother, Lynn Bynes, was given control over the actress’ finances and health.

“We appreciate everyone’s heartfelt support and we hope that she can get some privacy and the respect she deserves during this trying time,” Lynn told People magazine in October 2013. “Both my husband and I love Amanda very much and we know that she will get through this situation.”

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