Conservatorship of “Easy A” actress, Amanda Bynes has been extended until March 2023.
The former child actor who was initially placed under a temporary conservatorship in August 2013 after suffering a number of mental health and substance problems, will remain under the care of the court and her doctors until 2023, according to legal documents obtained by the The Blast.
While the conservatorship will be in place until 8 March 2023, a review will take place in January 2023.
Though details of the extension is still under seal, the legal guardianship has been continued a number of times after the actress’ mother, Lynn, who is also her conservator, first filed for the extension.
The former “Amanda Show” star had a tumultuous 2020 that resulted in her being ordered to check into a psychiatric facility to treat her mental health issues. Although reports claimed she was living in a sober house, her attorney David Esquibias clarified in early May 2020 that she was “sheltering in a safe location and doing well.”
Esquibias said in a statement at the time;
“Any reports that Amanda is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction issues are completely false. She is seeking treatment for ongoing mental health issues.
“We ask for privacy during this time, and for any speculation about her personal life from the public and the media to cease so Amanda can focus on getting better.”
Bynes was first detained in July 2013 after she allegedly started a small fire in a stranger’s driveway. She was hospitalised for 72 hours, during which her parents filed for conservatorship following the bizarre episodes and disturbing store surveillance video that revealed her mental health struggles.
In 2018, the She’s the Man star said that she had been sober for four years with the help of her parents.
Bynes’s conservatorship shares similarities with that of Britney Spears, who has been involved in a lengthy legal battle to end her court-ordered guardianship.