This Tuesday, March 22, the renowned actress Amanda Bynes was released from a judicial guardianship that lasted almost 9 years in which she put her life and her financial decisions under the control of her parents.
The judge, Roger Lund, rescinded the guardianship at a court hearing in Oxnard, California, said the actress’ attorney, David A. Esquibias. The court determined that guardianship is no longer required and that there are no longer grounds to establish guardianship of the person, Lund wrote in court papers.
Bynes, 35 years old, rose to fame on a couple of Nickelodeon shows as a teenager, but her mental health issues, substance abuse and run-ins with the law led her parents to establish court control through a conservatorship. in 2013.
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Lund testified this week that Bynes had demonstrated competence to manage her own affairs, including her mental health. The parents agreed to end the guardianship and no one else opposed the court’s decision. Her mother, Lynn Bynes, had acted as her guardian since she settled down.
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The year before the conservatorship was established, Bynes was arrested in New York for throwing a marijuana pipe from her 36th-floor apartment, and in Los Angeles for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor hit-and-run. hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license. Her parents said she also set a fire in the driveway of a Thousand Oaks home.
Bynes was 13 years old when she landed her hit show ‘The Amanda Show‘ on Nickelodeon, and she also appeared on the network’s sketch series ‘All That‘ She went on to star in the television series ‘What I Like About You‘ and movies such as ‘What a Girl Wants‘, ‘Hairspray‘, ‘She’s the Man‘ and ‘Easy A‘ from 2010 and has publicly said she has retired from the acting.