Amanda Bynes: The nine-year conservatorship of a former actress has come to an end
A California judge has ordered Amanda Bynes to be released from her nine-year conservatorship.
In 2013, the former child star was placed under legal guardianship, similar to Britney Spears, while seeking psychiatric treatment.
Bynes, now 35, was best known for her role in The Amanda Show and films such as What a Girl Wants, She’s the Man and Easy A, but she struggled with drug and mental health issues. On Tuesday, Judge Roger L. Lund announced that the conservatorship was no longer required.
A court can appoint a conservator for someone who is unable to make their own decisions. Bynes’ mother was in charge of her daughter’s financial and personal affairs, as well as her medical decisions, under the terms of the agreement.
In a letter to People, Bynes thanked fans “for their support and well wishes at this time.”
She added that she’d also like to express her gratitude to her lawyer and parents for their unwavering support over the last nine years.
At the age of 16, Bynes began using marijuana, but her issues worsened when she began using Adderall, a prescription medication used to treat people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
After being transported to the hospital for a mental health assessment after allegedly starting a minor fire in the driveway of a residence in California, Bynes was placed under conservatorship.
There had also been unpredictable behaviour and run-ins with the authorities, including allegations of drunk driving, hit-and-run, and driving while the licence was suspended. She was eventually given a three-year probationary term.
Bynes’ Twitter rants also made headlines, leaving her “ashamed and mortified,” as she subsequently admitted.
I can’t go back in time, but I wish I could. And I’m sincerely sorry to everybody I’ve hurt or lied to because it’s eating away at me. “ In 2018, she told Paper Magazine.
She has lately cleaned up her act, moved into an “organized community for women,” graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and is engaged to her partner, Paul Michael.