Star reaches “civil agreement,” all charges are dropped
Amanda Bynes has had a very rough year, but at least she must find some consolation in knowing it will end on a positive note: charges in two pending hit and run cases against her have been dropped, it has emerged.The star has seen her fair share of negative media attention in recent months, after she was involved in two hit and runs, which prompted alcohol abuse rumors.
Radar Online has learned that Bynes has “scored a major legal victory” earlier this week, when her attorney met with prosecutors and had all charges against her formally dismissed.
According to the report, the star took full responsibility for her actions but also agreed to pay compensation to the victims.
“Amanda Bynes was able to reach a civil compromise in both of her hit and run cases. The two separate victims agreed to dismiss the charges after a financial settlement was reached with both,” an inside source says for the publication.
“This is routinely done when both sides are able to come to an agreement, and there really is no need to pursue legal charges because damages to their respective vehicles was paid for,” adds the same source.
Admittedly, extra care was taken to ensure the media didn’t get word of the proceedings.
“Amanda's lawyer, Richard Hutton, advanced the case and went in early to avoid the media, and the judge (Wednesday) signed off on the deal in which the prosecutor also approved. Amanda took responsibility for her actions, and the court recognized that,” the tipster further shares.
After the hit and runs and several other incidents (and even more rumors of “weird” behavior, Bynes moved to New York to avoid the paparazzi.
In a recent interview, she stated that she was retired as an actress and was about to pursue a career in fashion, hence her decision to relocate from LA to NYC. She also stressed there was absolutely nothing wrong with her, and that the media was painting her in a false light.