Judge Ventura County ends longtime conservatory for actress Amanda Bynes

Actress Amanda Bynes was released Tuesday from a court conservatory that put her life and financial decisions in her parents’ control for nearly nine years.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Roger Lund dismissed the conservatory at a hearing in a courtroom in Oxnard, her attorney, David A. Esquibias, said.

“The court finds that the conservatory is no longer required and that there is no longer any basis for establishing a conservatory for the person,” Lund wrote in court documents outlining the case before making his decision.

Bynes, now 35, became famous on a couple of Nickelodeon shows as a teenager, but struggling with mental health, substance abuse and the law prompted her parents to establish judicial control through a conservatory in 2013.

Lund said this week that Bynes had demonstrated competence to manage her own affairs, including her mental health and other medical treatment.

Bynes’ conservatory unfolded, ending, far quieter and less controversial than Britney Spears, who had a long, often bitter and public struggle to free herself from a similar arrangement.

Byne’s parents agreed that the conservatory should cease, and no one else objected to the court’s decision. Her mother, Lynn Bynes, had served as her conservator since it was established nearly nine years ago.

At the time, her parents told the court they were deeply concerned that their daughter, then 27, could have harmed herself or others unless they were allowed to take control of her medical care and finances.

They said Bynes had engaged in disruptive behavior and was convinced she was being monitored through smoke detectors and her car’s dashboard. Her parents feared that she was also planning unnecessary and dangerous cosmetic surgeries.

The year before the conservatory was set up, Bynes was arrested in New York for throwing a marijuana bong out of his 36th-floor apartment in Manhattan, and in Los Angeles for driving under the influence, offense hit-and-run and driving on a suspended. license. Her parents said she also set fire to the driveway to a home in Thousand Oaks, where she grew up.

Bynes was 13 when she landed her own hit variant program, “The Amanda Show” on Nickelodeon and also appeared in the network’s sketch series “All That”. She went on to star in the TV series “What I Like About You” and in movies including “What a Girl Wants”, “Hairspray” and “She’s the Man”.

She has not appeared since the 2010 Emma Stone movie “Easy A” and has publicly said she withdrew from acting.

Bynes has said in interviews that she has been sober for several years and she is studying at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.

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