Amanda Bynes’ attorney says her conservatorship is ‘open day to day’ after ‘incorrect’ reports stated it had been ‘extended through 2023’
Amanda Bynes’ lawyer David Esquibia says recent reports that the actress’ seven-year legal conservatorship had been ‘extended to March 2023’ were incorrect.
In a statement to People, Esquibia explained that the 35-year-old’s conservatorship is ‘open day to day’ and that a status report, not an extension, had been scheduled for 2023.
‘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,’ the attorney’s statement read.
As per legal documents obtained by People, Amanda will ‘undergo another status report in January 2023.’
Just one day prior, legal documents obtained by The Blast appeared to suggest that Amanda’s finances and affairs would remain under the control of her parents Lynn and Rick ‘through 2023.’
The news of potential changes in the former Nickelodeon star’s conservatorship came after a shocking March 2020 pregnancy announcement, as well as reports she was doing a second 30-day stint in a Pasadena psychiatric facility.
It was a month after Bynes’ got engaged to Paul Michael, whom she met at a former sober living home in 2019, and they’re still planning on getting married.
The SoCal native – who’s no longer pregnant – made her hip-hop debut on January 20 alongside a rapper called ‘Precise’ with the minute-long track Diamonds, during which she only speaks for about 12 seconds.
Esquibias told People in April that she lives by the beach and is pursuing another degree at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising after earning her associate’s degree there in 2019.
Bynes’ conservatorship began in 2014 when she was involuntarily committed to a Pasadena psychiatric treatment facility following a very public meltdown involving a string of bizarre run-ins with the law dating back to 2012.
Among the SAG Award nominee’s offenses were two hit-and-runs and a DUI in 2012, as well as a 2013 arrest for throwing a bong out of a window of the 36th floor of her Manhattan apartment.
Amanda’s alleged update came the day after her pop star peer Britney Spears announced her engagement to Sam Asghari after nearly five years of dating.
The 39-year-old Grammy winner is trying to take control of her life after her estranged father Jamie announced he’ll step down as her conservator at an upcoming September 29 court hearing.
Britney’s $59M estate has been managed by the 69-year-old former building contractor ever since she was put on 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold for five days back in January 2008.