published Friday, January 10th, 2014

Amanda Bynes’ bong-toss case in New York to be dismissed

In this Tuesday, July 9, 2013, file photo, Amanda Bynes, accompanied by attorney Gerald Shargel, arrives for a court appearance in New York on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
In this Tuesday, July 9, 2013, file photo, Amanda Bynes, accompanied by attorney Gerald Shargel, arrives for a court appearance in New York on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The bong-tossing case against former child actress Amanda Bynes will be dismissed if she stays out of trouble for six months and goes to counseling.

A Manhattan judge on Friday allowed the adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, which means the troubled actress does not have to admit guilt. She must attend counseling twice a week for six months.

The actress, who got her start on Nickelodeon then moved on to the sitcom “What I Like About You” on the WB network, didn’t appear in court. An affidavit filed on her behalf by attorney Gerald Shargel said she understood the agreement.

Bynes was charged last spring with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession after building managers called police because they said she was smoking pot in the lobby of her Manhattan apartment. When officers entered her 36th-floor apartment, they said they saw her heave a bong out the window.

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