According to a petition filed by Amanda Bynes on Wednesday, the actress wishes to terminate her nearly nine-year conservatorship.
The actress has filed a petition asking for the termination of her conservatorship, according to which she is seeking both personal and estate freedom. On March 22, a hearing has been scheduled.
“Amanda wants to be emancipated from her conservatorship,” Bynes’ lawyer David A. Esquibias said in People. “She feels she is ready for independence and that the court’s protection is no longer required.”
Lynn Bynes’ mother was granted conservatorship of the actress and her assets in 2013 following repeated episodes of erratic social media postings and public appearances. Following this, she was treated for mental health issues at a psychiatric facility in Northern California. She set fire to her neighbor’s driveway during treatment, and then again later that same year after being placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold.
After rising to fame as a Nickelodeon actress on the series “The Amanda Show” and as a feature film actress in “What a Girl Wants” and “She’s the Man,” Bynes withdrew from public view to focus on her mental health and substance abuse issues. In 2010, she starred in the critically panned film “Easy A.” She said her career was coming to an end that same year. In June of 2010, she tweeted, “I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve given up doing it.”
In June 2019, Bynes graduated from the Los Angeles-based Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with an Associate of Arts degree in Merchandise Product Development after enrolling in school in 2014.
In November 2018, Mars revealed to Paper magazine that leaving the spotlight had been difficult for her.
“I had no purpose in life,” she recalled of the period after “Easy A” was completed. I’d been working my whole life and then I was doing nothing.“It’s just another excuse to be bored and lonely, that doesn’t have anything important happening in life.” I had a lot of free time on my hands, so I would wake up a bake and become stoned all day… I got really into drug use and the world around me became extremely dark and sad for me.”
However, she added to the magazine at the time that she did have a desire to act again.
“I’m not afraid of the future,” Bynes claims. “I’ve been through the toughest and emerged on the other side, so I just feel like it’s only up from here.”
In recent years, numerous celebrities have been placed under conservatorship, including Amanda Bynes. In November, Britney Spears was able to remove her 13-year conservatorship.
Estate attorney Ryan Sellers said the following distinctions are “significant” and set these women’s legal conflicts apart.
“Britney had personal reasons for cutting her conservatorship,” Sellers explained. “She didn’t want to tour constantly, she didn’t want to be watched by ‘security,’ and she wanted more children. Since 2010, Amanda hasn’t done either.”
“It’s unclear what Amanda is disagreeing with her conservator about. She isn’t being forced to undertake any unreasonable responsibilities. ” “Ms. Zawisty has a supportive family and receives visits from them daily, and she speaks highly of her efforts to get an education and of her everyday life. She is sufficiently autonomous that she is contemplating pursuing a career in perfume. The court will have to evaluate whether Amanda would be better off without the conservatorship.
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