Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship story isn’t as hopeful as Britney Spears’s, since a judge just signed off on her conservatorship remaining in place for at least another year.
Per gossip website TMZ, the former child star had a status hearing in her conservatorship case this week, and the judge scheduled the next status hearing for March 8, 2023. Unless something changes, the What a Girl Wants actress’ case will continue until at least then.
According to legal documents, obtained by the gossip site, the conservatorship must file its next update by January 2023. Amanda’s mother serves as her conservator; she was placed under the conservatorship in 2013 after a string of bizarre episodes that revealed her mental health struggles — including a disturbing store surveillance video.
Since then, she’s been relatively low-key, staying out of the spotlight and pursuing other things outside of acting, like a design career via the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, getting engaged and even dabbleing in rap music too.
Bynes, 35, wrote on Instagram back in 2018, “My dearest fans, thank you for all the support throughout the year and every year.. I know I’ve been so quiet lately, i just felt that i needed my personal space and that it’d be better for me but it never was.. just know that you’re my happiness!”
In 2020, Bynes posted a video complaining about her conservatorship case, going to a treatment center that charges $5,200 a month, when she’d rather go to an in-network therapist for $5,000 cheaper.