Amanda Bynes has been released from a Malibu rehabilitation facility just in time for the holidays, Bynes’ lawyer Tamar Arminak said Thursday.
“Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who’s contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda’s recovery. Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she’s feeling better every day.”
The What I Like About You actress, 27, was held on an involuntary psychiatric hold back in July, after setting a fire in a stranger’s driveway near Thousand Oaks, California. The incident followed months of erratic behavior, including one incident in which Bynes allegedly threw a bong out the window of her Manhattan apartment and accused arresting officers of sexually assaulting her. By that time, Amanda had grown fond of picking fights on Twitter and branding other celebrities “old” and “ugly.”
The Easy A star spent two months at UCLA Medical Center, where she was allegedly diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Amanda was then moved to the Canyon treatment facility in Malibu at the end of September, where her condition has continued to improve.
What’s next for Bynes? Arminak says the former child star is looking forward to furthering her education.
“She’s now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design. She’s mentioned before she’s interested in creating a clothing line.”
The actress’ mother, Lynn, will remain in indefinite control over Bynes’ finances and well-being.
“Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She’s very happy to re-establish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared.”