Judge Applauds Amanda Bynes’ Mother For Job Well Done

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February 11, 2014 | 2:15pm EST

Amanda Bynes’ mother has been praised by a California judge for helping her daughter bounce back from the mental health issues which landed her in hospital last year.
Lynn Bynes was appointed the Hairspray actress’ temporary conservator in August, a month after the 27 year old was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold following an incident near her parents’ home in Thousand Oaks, California, when the troubled star allegedly started a small fire on a residential driveway.
She completed a stay at a rehabilitation clinic in December and subsequently moved back in with her mom and dad to continue her recovery.
Her parents were back in court on Tuesday for a progress report, and the judge applauded Lynn for the positive changes her daughter has made in recent months.
According to TMZ.com, the judge told her, “Good job, Mrs. Bynes. Well done.”
The star has been photographed looking happy and healthy since leaving rehab and recently enrolled in a fashion course at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Orange County, California.
Bynes’ legal troubles are also being resolved – last month, New York prosecutors agreed to drop a drug possession case, relating to a raid on her apartment last May, after Bynes struck a plea deal to undergo regular counselling sessions.
Her lawyers are also in talks for a plea deal in a separate case, relating to a DUI arrest in 2012.