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Paying Up? Amanda Bynes' Lawsuit Over Unpaid Mental Health Bills Dropped

Amanda Bynes Lawsuit Dropped
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Jun. 12 2019, Updated 10:54 p.m. ET

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Amanda Bynes' legal mess is apparently over after a mental health facility that sued her, claiming that she owed thousands for a two-day stay earlier this year, dropped the lawsuit.

On Wednesday, June 12, Creative Care Inc. filed a request to dismiss the suit they had brought against Bynes on Tuesday, June 11, according to Los Angeles County court documents obtained by The company filed to dismiss the case "without prejudice," meaning that they could refile at a later date.

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It's believed Bynes, 33, has settled her bill.

As previously reported, Bynes was sued by Creative Care Inc., located in Woodland Hills, Calif. for not paying nearly $2,500 for inpatient treatment. The Blast was the first to report the lawsuit.

In the initial filing, the facility claimed the troubled childhood star was a patient of theirs on February 21 and 22.

“The defendant, Amanda Bynes, was a client at our dual diagnosis residential treatment center. She was at our facility for 2 days receiving inpatient,” the company stated.

The facility stated in the court documents that its monthly residential treatment rate is $37,000, resulting in a $1,233.33 daily rate. The mental health facility claimed Bynes owed a total of $2,467.

Former child star Bynes has gone through years of trouble.

She told Paper Magazine last year that she abused ecstasy and cocaine as a teen. She even recalled “tripping out” while on-set as a young actress.

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But beginning in 2012, Bynes' life went seriously downhill with reported bizarre behavior, social media meltdowns, and various car accidents.

She was treated for schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.

Bynes claimed in an interview last summer that she’s been sober for three years and was stable and in school.

But in March 2019, Bynes checked into a rehab facility specializing in addiction, a source confirmed to Friends close to the star claimed that as recent as April that Bynes was still stuck in a rehab facility after her latest breakdown.

According to the shocking initial court documents, Creative Care Inc. hadn't physically served Bynes with papers because it was unaware of her address.

The mental health facility claimed it made an attempt to serve Bynes with papers but that the “defendant has moved.”

The facility previously asked Bynes to pay up before filing the lawsuit, it claimed in the original legal documents.

But now, it looks like Bynes is in the clear as the facility has dropped their suit against her.



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