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Bynes forgiven

Amanda Bynes has been forgiven by the woman whose driveway she set on fire, leading to her being placed under an involuntary 5150 hold in July.

The actress was placed under an involuntary 5150 hold in July after she started a fire outside Bonnie Braaten's Thousand Oaks home. The flames crept up Amanda's trouser leg and her dog was also doused in gasoline during the incident.

It was the last in a serious of troubling incidents before she was reportedly treated for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The 27-year-old star was moved to rehab and was released into her parents care last week, much to the relief of Bonnie.

"I just hope she got better. I’m glad she’s getting treated at home, people don’t get over drug addiction overnight," she told

"There’s nothing to be angry about, it doesn’t do you any good. I forgive her. I feel sorry for her that she got herself into that mind."

Bonnie has put the incident "behind her" now and has no desire to see Amanda again. She also doesn't think the star needs to apologise for what happened, seeing as she was so ill at the time.

The older woman prefers to look on the bright side and is pleased she had a little something to do with the former child star getting professional help.

"I suppose it got her into treatment," she said. "And I was very fortunate that passersby saw her and it didn’t spread to my house or my neighbour's house."

Amanda has kept out of the limelight since leaving rehab. She has been spotted out and about with her parents on a couple of occasions and is said to be making plans for a future career in fashion having checked into a top Californian school.

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