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Amanda Bynes Thanks Fans for Support Amid Conservatorship Battle

Amanda Bynes, who starred in the film What a Girl Wants, is thanking her fans for their support as she seeks to remove her conservatorship, which she has been under for almost a decade.

Her mother Lynn has had complete authority over her personal and medical choices, as well as her finances, since 2013.

On Monday, the former child star allegedly posted a short video on Instagram thanking people who had shown support.

“What’s up, Instagram. Amanda Bynes here,” the former actress remarked in staccato phrases. “My court date is coming up in two weeks. I want to thank you all so much for your love and support. Peace out.”

The 35-year-old wore her hair in two-tone ombré black-and-gray, a nose ring, and a now-familiar heart tattoo on her face in the video.

On February 23, the Easy A actress filed a plea to end the conservatorship of both her person and her estate, as well as a capacity statement claiming that she was mentally able to care for herself. Bynes’ doctor said in court records acquired by Us that she had “no apparent impairment in alertness and attention, information and processing, or ability to modulate mood and affect, and suffers from no thought disorders.”

The conservatorship was supposed to conclude in 2020, but it was extended until January 2023 in September of last year.

Amanda wants it to be over as quickly as possible, so she filed a petition to cancel the formal arrangement last month.

Conservatorships have been under heightened scrutiny in recent years, especially in light of the controversy surrounding Britney Spears’ controversial conservatorship, which concluded recently. However, there are some significant variations in Bynes’ position.

According to court papers acquired by E! News, Bynes’ conservatorship will terminate on March 22. “She will be free to live her life as she chooses,” her lawyer David A. Esquibias told the outlet last month.

According to the application, Bynes “desires to live free of any constraint” in the future.

She also filed a capacity declaration, which requires Amanda’s mental health records to be updated by a medical practitioner.

Bynes, like Spears, grew up in the spotlight and battled drug misuse and mental health problems. Her mother was given a temporary conservatorship in 2013, which became a complete conservatorship the following year, when she was involuntarily hospitalized on a mental hold after allegedly lighting a fire on a stranger’s property.

Amanda’s parents, according to NBC News, are pleased that she wants to cancel the formal arrangement.

Tamar Arminak, the Bynes family’s attorney, told the magazine, “The parents are happy, thrilled to get this good news. The professionals say she is ready to make her own life choices and decisions and are so proud of her. They 100 percent support her decision to end the conservatorship.”