‘She Believes Her Condition Is Improved,’ Says Lawyer
Amanda Bynes is seeking to end her nearly nine-yearlong conservatorship.
The 35-year-old Easy A actress’ lawyer David A. Esquibias tells PEOPLE exclusively, “Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship. She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary.” Page Six was first to report the news.
Bynes’s mother Lynn was granted temporary conservatorship over her daughter in August 2013 after the actress allegedly set fire to a driveway. Lynn regained conservatorship of the star in October 2014.
This past September, a status report regarding Bynes’ health was filed and approved by a California court with the next update scheduled for January 2023. Contrary to reports at the time, Esquibias explained that her conservatorship was “not extended” through 2023.
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He told PEOPLE then, “It is open day to day. A status report regarding her health and welfare was recently filed and approved by the court. By law, the next status report is due in two years. Her conservatorship will terminate when it is no longer convenient for Amanda.”
Esquibias said last April that Bynes was “doing great” ahead of her 35th birthday: “She lives by the beach, attends school and is enjoying meditation and Soul Cycle classes.”
Bynes announced her engagement to Paul Michael, a man she met at her former sober living home in late 2019, on Valentine’s Day 2020.
In October 2020, Esquibias told PEOPLE that she was working on her degree at California’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising after graduating with her associate’s degree in 2019. He shared at the time, “Amanda is very entrepreneurial. She is investigating fragrances. She is now considering perfume in addition to a clothing line. But, don’t get too excited. She is still a student at FIDM earning her degree.”
The Nickelodeon child star is known for films like She’s the Man, Hairspray and What a Girl Wants. Her last big screen role was in 2010’s Easy A as Marianne.