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  • 1 July 2014, 11:30

Amanda Bynes Bong-Throwing Case Dismissed

The bong-tossing case against actress Amanda Bynes has been dismissed by a New York judge after she complied with orders to stay out of trouble and seek counselling.

The 28-year-old was charged with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession last year.

Managers of the Manhattan building she was living in called the police claiming the former child star was smoking pot in the lobby.

Officerssaid she threw a bong out of the window when they entered the 36th-floorapartment.

Bynes' lawyer appeared in court but she was not present.

The court previously had said the charges would be dismissed if Bynes stayed out of trouble and went to counselling twice a week.

"She did her counselling and it's now all behind her," her lawyer Gerald Shargel said outside court.

In February, Bynes pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving for clipping a Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car in April 2012.

She was sentenced to three years of probation and three months of attending alcohol education classes.

She received psychiatric treatment last year after authorities said she started a small fire in the driveway of a home in California.

Bynes was 13 when she landed her own TV programme, The Amanda Show, on Nickelodeon. She went on to star in the series What I Like About You and several movies, including Hairspray, What A Girl Wants and She's The Man.

She has publicly stated that she has retired from acting. Her last film credit was 2010's Easy A, which also starred Emma Stone.

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