A judge has ruled that Amanda Bynes, who was placed under a conservatorship in 2013, will remain under its care until at least 2023.
The 35-year-old actress was placed under a conservatorship in August 2013 after several tumultuous incidents, and has since then had several stays at mental health facilities.
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TMZ reports that while the next status hearing for Bynes’ case is scheduled for March 8, 2023, her conservatorship will need to file its next update by January of 2023. Bynes’ mother, Lynn, currently acts as her conservator.
In April, Bynes’ lawyer, David A. Esquibias, shared that the actress was living by the beach and enjoyed “meditation and Soul Cycling.”
The former Nickelodeon star received her bachelor’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), and her lawyer said that she is interested in exploring “clothes, perfumes, she’s going to investigate those areas further."
In early 2020, Bynes opened up about her conservatorship, calling it “controversial” and addressing the costs of her medical treatment.
“Today I want to talk about a controversial topic, my conservatorship case,” she explained. “I have been going to a treatment center that charges $5,200 a month. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t go to a therapist who takes my insurance for $5,000 less a month. This is why I’ve asked to see the judge next week regarding this conservatorship issue,” she added.
Esquibias told Fox News in March of 2020 that “any reports that Amanda is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction issues are completely false. She is seeking treatment for ongoing mental health issues.”