Amanda Bynes has officially filed to pull the plug on her conservatorship this week, just on the heels of Britney Spears ending hers. Per gossip website TMZ, the former child star filed documents in Los Angeles Wednesday (February 23) to end her 9-year conservatorship. The She’s The Man star, 35, was placed under the conservatorship back in 2013 following a string of bizarre episodes — including when she soaked her dog in gasoline while setting a neighbor’s driveway on fire, which shed light on some of her struggles with mental health. She was committed temporarily to a psychiatric facility and once released, was cared for by her parents.
As we reported back in September, a judge signed off to keep Amanda’s conservatorship in place until the next status hearing on March 8, 2023. According to legal documents obtained by the gossip site, the conservatorship must file its next update by January 2023. Amanda’s mother Lynn serves as her conservator.
Since then, she’s been relatively low-key, staying out of the spotlight and pursuing other things outside of acting, like a design career via the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, getting engaged and even dabbling in rap music too.
Bynes wrote on Instagram back in 2018, “My dearest fans, thank you for all the support throughout the year and every year.. I know I’ve been so quiet lately, i just felt that i needed my personal space and that it’d be better for me but it never was.. just know that you’re my happiness!”
In 2020, Bynes posted a video complaining about her conservatorship case, going to a treatment center that charges $5,200 a month, when she’d rather go to an in-network therapist for $5,000 cheaper.