Amanda Bynes Update: Conservatorship Extended, DUI Dismissed
We haven’t seen or heard much about Amanda Bynes over the last few months, but sources close to her and her family say she’s been improving.
The actress had a rough end to 2014. After being placed on psychiatric hold and released less than a month later, Bynes lashed out at her father on Twitter, demanded rights over her conservatorship from her parents and began acting erratically in Hollywood, sleeping on mall couches and making it rain in hotel lobbies.
However, things appear to be looking up for the troubled actress now. In a closed discussion on Tuesday, People magazine reports a Ventura County judge extended the 28-year-old’s conservatorship until a hearing on June 23.
Bynes’ lawyer David Esquibias also confirms that her DUI case from Sept. 2014, for which she was facing probation violations, was also dismissed. The actress was pulled over after an officer suspected she was under the influence of a stimulant. However, the actress was on Adderrall at the time of her arrest and had a prescription.
Her probation stems from a 2012 DUI arrest. She avoided jail time by completing inpatient treatment and in early 2014, was placed on three years’ probation for that incident.
“Amanda is doing much better from where she was months ago,”a family source tells People. “She has her own apartment and is much happier. She and her parents are getting along and Amanda is clear-headed, more focused and has more independence.”