Amanda Bynes speaks out after big win in conservatorship ruling
Los Angeles, California - Amanda Bynes' nine-year conservatorship has been terminated, and the star spoke out following the ruling.
On Tuesday, the former Nickelodeon star's conservatorship was officially terminated in court.
Judge Roger L. Lund, who granted the termination, congratulated Bynes after the brief hearing, though the star wasn't present in the courtroom, according to People.
Bynes' lawyer gave a statement on her behalf to the outlet following the judge's ruling.
"Following today's decision by the judge to terminate my conservatorship, I would like to thank my fans for their love and well wishes during this time," Bynes said. "I would also like to thank my lawyer and my parents for their support over the last nine years.
"In the last several years, I have been working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently, and I will continue to prioritize my well-being in this next chapter. I am excited about my upcoming endeavors - including my fragrance line - and look forward to sharing more when I can," she concluded.
Bynes also celebrated with a post on Instagram, in which she wrote, "I'm a bird that now I can fly!"
In February, the 35-year-old actor filed to end her years-long conservatorship. While spending a significant time out of the spotlight, Bynes has focused on herself and taken the steps to get her life back in order. Amid her conservatorship, the Amanda Show star graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and got engaged to her fiancé Paul Michael on Valentine's Day 2020.
Bynes was placed under a conservatorship, overseen by her mother, in 2013 following years of substance abuse struggles.
Two weeks ago, the former child star addressed her conservatorship for the first time in a brief IG video, where she thanked her fans for their support.
Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO/MediaPunch & screenshot/instagram/meamandabynes