Amanda Bynes Officially Freed From Her Conservatorship
A judge has officially ruled to terminate Amanda Bynes‘ nine-year-long conservatorship.
The former actress – who has starred in the likes of The Amanda Show, What A Girl Wants and She’s the Man – was placed under a conservatorship back in 2013, after some erratic behaviour saw her placed in a psychiatric facility.
Now, Variety confirms that the conservatorship was lifted during a court hearing on Tuesday (March 22) at the Superior Court of California.
“The conservatorship is no longer needed or required, and therefore, the petition of termination is granted,” declared Judge Roger L. Lund. “She’s done everything the court has asked over a long period of time.”
The judge had already made a tentative ruling the previous day, stating that the conservatorship was no longer required.
The 35-year-old now assumes control of her own personal affairs and finances – things that were previously supervised by her mother under the conservatorship.
Both her mother and her psychiatrist supported the termination of the arrangement, citing that she “has no apparent impairment in alertness and attention, information and processing, or ability to modulate mood and affect, and suffers no thought disorders.”
A number of #FreeBritney protestors were present at the hearing to support Bynes, in addition to her former All That co-stars Leon Frierson and Christy Knowings.
“Following today’s decision by the judge to terminate my conservatorship,” Bynes told People. “I would like to thank my fans for their love and well wishes during this time. I would also like to thank my lawyer and my parents for their support over the last nine years.”
“In the last several years, I have been working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently, and I will continue to prioritize my well-being in this next chapter.”
“I am excited about my upcoming endeavours – including my fragrance line – and look forward to sharing more when I can.”
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