Amanda Bynes has been arrested for driving under the influence of a drug, EW has confirmed per the California Highway Patrol. The 28-year-old, who was driving a Mercedes SUV, was stopped in the middle of the intersection in her in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley early Sunday morning when she was stopped by CHP. She was taken to a CHP office for evaluation. The former child star was described in the report as having a “disheveled appearance.” READ FULL STORY
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Amanda Bynes has left a rehabilitation facility after completing her inpatient treatment, People reports. Bynes, 27, will continue recovering at her parents’ home in Los Angeles.
“Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who’s contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda’s recovery,” said lawyer Tamar Arminak in a statement to People. “Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she’s feeling better every day.”
A California judge has ruled that Amanda Bynes is mentally competent to stand trial for her DUI case, People reports.
The Easy A actress was set to appear in court on September regarding her April 2012 DUI arrest in West Hollywood. The proceedings were put on hold when her attorney, Richard Hutton, claimed that Bynes was mentally unstable to stand trial. The case was transferred to a mental health court, where a judge ruled on Wednesday that she is mentally competent.
Bynes was placed under psychiatric hold following an incident where she started a small fire in a resident’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif in July. In August, her stay at the psychiatric hold was extended after doctors evaluated the actress and told judges she is “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder.”
Amanda Bynes’ psychiatric hold has been extended for 30 days, according to TMZ. Bynes underwent a series of dramatic (and very public) episodes in recent months before being involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital two weeks ago. Doctors evaluating the actress told judges she is “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder” in their recommendation for the extension. According to TMZ’s sources, the judge overseeing the case visited Bynes at the medical facility and granted doctors’ request.
The 27-year-old former child star was scheduled to attend a court hearing this morning to determine whether she’d be placed under a conservatorship overseen by her parents. The evaluation will rule out that possibility, but Bynes’ parents can still pursue a temporary conservatorship that would grant them financial control over their daughter.
At time of press, EW was unable to contact Bynes.
A California judge delayed making a decision Friday on whether former child star Amanda Bynes should be put under the conservatorship of her parents.
Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser said there was no rush to act on the request by Bynes’ parents because the actress is under a two-week psychiatric hold at a hospital.
Reiser scheduled a hearing on the issue Aug. 9 and said he also wants to meet one-on-one with Bynes before making a decision.
The 27-year-old actress’ behavior has become increasingly bizarre over the past year.
Bynes was put under the psychiatric hold Monday after authorities said she set a fire on the driveway of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks, where she grew up.
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Amanda Bynes was hospitalized Monday night on an involuntary psychiatric hold after reportedly setting a small fire in a driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif., People reports. (A call to the sheriff’s office by EW was not returned.)
“When we receive a call on something like this and someone is behaving unusually in front of a deputy trained to evaluate the possibility of needing a mental health evaluation, we can bring them to a mental health facility for up to 72 hours,” Ventura County Sheriff’s Captain Don Aguilar told People. “If someone is having a behavioral issue and they can’t care for themselves, then we step in and we try to give them assistance they need to get them going in the right direction.” READ FULL STORY
Amanda Bynes is due in court on allegations that she tossed a marijuana bong from the window of her 36th floor Manhattan apartment.
The 27-year-old actress is charged with reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence. She’s scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. READ FULL STORY
Embattled ex-child star Amanda Bynes was arrested May 23 for criminal possession of marijuana and allegedly throwing a bong out of a window — and since being released from custody, she’s spent every moment fighting back against the charges.
Two days after claiming via Twitter that that reports about her arrest were “all lies” and that she was sexually harassed by one of the officers who arrested her, Bynes has released another long message — supposedly the “last thing” she’ll say about her “mistaken arrest.” READ FULL STORY
Actress Amanda Bynes, who was arrested on Thursday after allegedly throwing a bong out of a window of her midtown New York apartment, has taken to Twitter to deny the charges brought against her and accuse an NYPD officer of sexual harassment. On Saturday afternoon, the 27-year-old former star of Nickelodeon’s All That tweeted: “Don’t believe the reports about me being arrested. It’s all lies.” Bynes, who was taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation following her arrest and released without bail after a brief court appearance, went on to allege that she had been sexually harassed by one of the arresting officers. “The cop sexually harassed me, they found no pot on me or bong outside my window,” Bynes tweeted. “That’s why the judge let me go. Don’t believe any reports.”
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