Chelsea was reported missing by the comedienne on 11 August (15) after failing to return to their New York home, but the then-17 year old was picked up by police in Barnegat Light in New Jersey a day later.

She was found in the company of 25-year-old Steven Sheerer, who she met on dating app Tinder. He was arrested and charged with child endangerment and distribution of obscenity to a minor. His bail was set at $40,000 (£25,000).

Chelsea O'Donnell, who turned 18 on 24 August (15), subsequently filed a request with court authorities to lift a no-contact order which had been imposed on the couple, and her motion was granted on Friday (04Sep15).

New Jersey Judge Wendel Daniels also reduced Sheerer's bail to $10,000 (£6,250).

O'Donnell adopted Chelsea during her three-year marriage to ex-wife Kelli Carpenter, which ended in 2007, but after her recent birthday, the youngster decided to go and live with her birth mother in Wisconsin.