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​Amanda Bynes’ Conservatorship Has Been Extended Until 2023

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​Amanda Bynes’ Conservatorship Has Been Extended Until 2023

Amanda Bynes' conservatorship has been extended until 2023, according to legal documents obtained by Us Weekly.

The outlet reports that documents it accessed yesterday (Monday 13 September) show a judge decided Bynes should remain under the protection of the court for at least another two years.

The court records say that the 35-year-old's mother, Lynn Bynes - who is the star's conservator - submitted a status report back in July.

After reviewing the filing, a judge decided Bynes' conservatorship would be extended until March 2023.

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Us Weekly reports that her mother must file another status report in by 25 January 2023, in order for the court to review whether Bynes is still doing well under her conservatorship.

The former Nickelodeon star was first placed under a temporary conservatorship in August 2013, following mental health issues and struggles with substance abuse - along with legal problems, including being detained in July 2013 after allegedly starting a fire in a stranger's driveway.

Bynes in 2009. Credit: PA
Bynes in 2009. Credit: PA

Her mother received conservatorship again the year after, and in 2018 paperwork was submitted for it to continue until 2020.

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Later in 2018, she told Paper, that she had been sober for four years with the help of her parents.

Referring to a string of concerning social media posts, Bynes said: "I'm really ashamed and embarrassed with the things I said.

"I can't turn back time but if I could, I would. And I'm so sorry to whoever I hurt and whoever I lied about because it truly eats away at me. It makes me feel so horrible and sick to my stomach and sad.

"Everything I worked my whole life to achieve, I kind of ruined it all through Twitter. It's definitely not Twitter's fault - it's my own fault.

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"I've been through the worst and came out the other end and survived it so I just feel like it's only up from here."

Amanda Bynes leaves Manhattan Criminal Court in 2013 after being arrested for allegedly throwing a bong out of the window apartment. Credit: PA
Amanda Bynes leaves Manhattan Criminal Court in 2013 after being arrested for allegedly throwing a bong out of the window apartment. Credit: PA

Speaking of her drug abuse which sent her into a 'drug-induced psychosis', Bynes aid said that around the time she starred in the movie Hairspray, she said she remembered 'reading an article in a magazine that [called Adderall] the new skinny pill and they were talking about how women were taking it to stay thin."

She added: "When I was doing Hall Pass, I remember being in the trailer and I used to chew the Adderall tablets because I thought they made me [more] high [that way].

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"I remember chewing on a bunch of them and literally being scatterbrained and not being able to focus on my lines or memorise them for that matter.

"I remember seeing my image on the screen and literally tripping out and thinking my arm looked so fat because it was in the foreground or whatever and I remember rushing off set and thinking, 'Oh my god, I look so bad'."

Bynes' lawyer, David Esquibias, told Us Weekly in 2020 that his client was 'at a treatment center for stress and anxiety', later adding: "She's not there for drug or alcohol issues."

LADbible has reached out to Esquibias for comment.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

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