Amanda Bynes is officially and 100% free from her nine-year conservatorship!
On Tuesday, March 22, a judge terminated Bynes’ conservatorship meaning she can now make personal and financial decisions on her own.
Yesterday, we told you the judge issued a tentative ruling basically saying that the conservatorship was no longer necessary or required.
Today, the ruling was made official.
“Amanda Bynes” began trending on Twitter and fans were ecstatic to say the very least.
Amanda Breaks Her Silence!
The actress spoke out about the ruling and explained to fans that she will “continue to prioritize her well-being” in this new chapter.
In a statement via her lawyer David A. Esquibas she said, “Following today’s decision by the judge to terminate my conservatorship, 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.”
The 35-year-old continued, “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 endeavors — including my fragrance line — and look forward to sharing more when I can.”
Fans Freak Out In Excitement Over Amanda’s Conservatorship Termination
One person wrote, “Happy Amanda Bynes Day!” while another tweeted, “Amanda Bynes is a free agent…. DIBS.”
Others pointed out the fact that Britney Spears was released from her years-long conservatorship last year, but their conservatorship cases were far from similar.
Bynes had her parents full support throughout the conservatorship whereas Britney was basically locked into it without any say.
“Both Britney Spears and Amanda Bynes are free!!! #BritneySpears #AmandaBynes,” one person wrote.
“Amanda Bynes is free. Her conservatorship was different than Britney’s & here’s some of the differences,” one person shared along with a list of differences.
Britney Spears & Amanda Had Different Conservatorship Experiences
Amanda Bynes is free. Her conservatorship was different than Britney’s & here’s some of the differences: https://t.co/XuTcbN2qe3
— Sam (@Samantha_1713) March 22, 2022
The ‘Amanda Show’ actress filed court documents in February asking for her mother to no longer serve as her conservator.
She was placed under a conservatorship in 2013.
Prior to today’s hearing and ruling, the “Hairspray” actress detailed her amazing recovery in legal documents to terminate her conservatorship, including evidence she is no longer suffering from any “thought disorders.”
In the filing, obtained by The Blast, the actress asked the court to end her ongoing conservatorship and is armed with specific evidence and medical documents proving she is ready for the transition.
To start, Bynes included a “capacity declaration” signed by a psychiatrist outlining her amazing turn-around from being hospitalized under a 5150 psychiatric hold to her current condition.
“Ms. Bynes has no apparent impairment in alertness and attention, information and processing, or ability to modulate mood and affect, and suffers no thought disorders,” the filing reads.
It continues, “Ms. Bynes’ psychiatrist further opines that Ms. Bynes has the capacity to give informed consent to any form of medical treatment.”
In the documents, Amanda’s attorneys outline the amazing recovery with details of her day-to-day activities including being an outstanding student at FIDM in Los Angeles.
“Ms. Bynes is a student at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Bynes’ FIDM transcript indicates she consistently earns above-average grades,” it reads. It should be noted, the filing includes several of Amanda’s report cards which proves the outstanding work.
Amanda’s Mental & Emotional Health Have Improved Ten-Fold
Also, the filing outlines Amanda’s home life and transition from hospitalization to living on her own. “Ms. Bynes has been living in a structured community for women since 2020. Initially, Mrs. Bynes lived in a transitional house where she practiced daily life skills, tended to her therapeutic needs, prepared for integration into a productive lifestyle, and worked towards developing a sustainable routine.”
It continues, “In 2021 Ms. Bynes transitioned to the apartment community, which offers an independent living environment for women posed to transition into an autonomous lifestyle. The independent living apartment provides continuous accountability through ongoing random toxicology screenings, weekly apartment checks, and a weekly case management session with her case manager.”
In a bid to terminate the conservatorship, the document states, “The case manager in the community reports Ms. Bynes consistently tests negative for illicit substances in her system. Ms. Bynes desires to live free of any constraint.”