Amanda Bynes, 35, is trying to end her custody after nearly a decade.
The actress, who has suffered from various mental health issues for a long time, formally requested an end to the guardianship, recently filing in Ventura County Superior Court.
“Bines also filed a declaration of capacity on Tuesday as California requires all custody cases to have up-to-date records of the guardian’s mental health from their doctor, psychologist, or religious healer practitioner,” Page Six said Friday.
Freedom Claim: Amanda Bynes, 35, seeks to end her custody after nearly a decade
The hearing in this case was entered into the minutes of the court at the end of March.
Her attorney, David A. Esquibias, told People magazine, “Amanda wants to end her guardianship. She believes that her condition has improved and the protection of the court is no longer needed.”
After a mental breakdown in 2013, Bynes’ mother, Lynn Bynes, became her daughter’s guardian.
The She’s The Man star has dealt with severe mental health issues in recent years and has previously been diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
In 2012, Bynes was arrested in Los Angeles for drunk driving, and the following year she was arrested again and charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence, and illegal marijuana possession.
Story: After a mental breakdown in 2013, Bynes’ mother, Lynn Bynes (right), acted as her daughter’s guardian.
A year later, she suffered a nervous breakdown, which resulted in her being admitted to the 5150 Psychiatric Hospital.
A year after her custody began – with her parents taking control of her affairs – Amanda expressed concern when she tweeted that her father “verbally and physically” abused her during her childhood years.
She also accused him of being “incestuous” towards her.
Her parents denied the accusations, and Amanda quickly changed her tone, posting an equally disturbing tweet.
“Bines also filed a declaration of capacity Tuesday as California requires all custody cases to have up-to-date records of the guardian’s mental health from their doctor, psychologist, or religious healer practitioner,” Page Six said Friday.
“My father never did anything like this,” she tweeted. “The microchip in my brain made me say these things, but he ordered them to chip me.”
In 2019, Bynes ended up in a psychiatric hospital after a relapse.
The former child star planned to return to Hollywood in 2018, a decision that contributed to her relapse, as reported at the time.
During an interview with Paper Magazine, the actress admitted that she became depressed after filming She’s the Man.
Struggles: The She’s the Man star has dealt with severe mental health issues in recent years and has previously been diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia (pictured in court in 2013)
“I went into a deep depression for 4-6 months because I didn’t like the way I looked when I was a boy,” she admitted, adding, “I never said anything like that.”
Amanda’s character in the teen romantic comedy saw her play a teenage girl dressed up as her brother to allow her to join the college football team.
She continued the interview, which was her first major one since her 2014 relapse, by detailing her drug use.
“I definitely abused Adderall,” she said, recalling reading a magazine article titled “The New Weight Loss Pill” while filming Hairspray in 2007. thus became taller.
“I don’t know if it was a drug psychosis or something like that, but it affected my brain differently than other people. It completely changed my perception of things.”
The former young IT girl hasn’t appeared in anything since starring opposite Emma Stone in 2010’s Easy.
The Nickelodeon star’s new bid for freedom comes after Britney Spears fought to end her 13-year guardianship, which ended in November.
In June, Spears made an impassioned appeal to end the guardianship in court, where she called her father Jamie “abusive” and said those responsible for control of her estate should be jailed.
Britney claimed that she was banned from marrying her current fiancé, Sam Asgari, and had an IUD inserted against her will so that she could no longer have children.
“I feel accommodating, intimidated and alone. I’m tired of being alone,” she told judge Brenda Penny during her speech last summer.
Spears likened her custody situation to a sexual exploitation victim who was put in a cage without her own money or passport.
Problems: In 2012, Amanda was arrested for drunk driving; the following year, she was arrested again, this time for reckless endangerment, falsification of evidence, and criminal possession of marijuana.
Since headline made the hearing, Britney’s 13-year-old guardianship has been terminated by Judge Brenda Penny, but the battle with her father and former guardian continues.
Jamie’s legal team wants the pop star to give a “broad” affidavit that will cover issues of “child safety and [possible] drug use.’
Meanwhile, Britney’s team has already expressed interest in having her father, Jamie, testify separately about his alleged mismanagement of her custody.
This week, the Circus singer deleted an Instagram post in which she criticized her former management team and stated that she thought they were “trying to kill me.”
Spears deleted the message after management company Tri Star released a response through her lawyer, in which said, “These allegations are completely false and are highly offensive, disruptive and unacceptable.”
Treatment: In 2019, Bynes checked into a psychiatric hospital after a relapse prompted by a planned return to Hollywood.
The 40-year-old singer mentioned her former business managers Lou Taylor and Robin Greenhill in the post.
The Grammy winner wrote in the caption: “A week before they sent me to this fucking place, TRI STAR invited me to their office… gorgeous bitches in suits… SO GOOD with theirs.” We are here to make you feel SPECIAL ‘!!!!’
Spears said she “had lunch with Lou Taylor and Robin Greenhill” and “they said, ‘Britney, look at your picture on the wall!’
The Toxic singer also stated that the actress “Kate Beckinsale was there too” in a meeting with Taylor and Greenhill, adding, “They sucked up to me and ‘made me feel special’… RIGHT…. Ha, the same bastards killed me a week later!!!!
Spears said her father Jamie “worshiped these two women and would do anything they asked of him!!!!”
She continued, “I think they tried to kill me… I still believe that is EXACTLY what they were trying to do… but nothing happened to me and I didn’t die!!!!
“No one else would have survived what they did to me!!! I’ve been through it all and I remember it all!
Singer Lucky vowed to “sue Tri Star” adding, “Psst they got away with it and I’m here to warn them every day about my precious life!!!!”
#FreeBritney: The Nickelodeon star’s new bid for freedom comes after Britney Spears fought to end her 13-year custody, which ended in November.
Taylor, who is the president and CEO of Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, with Spears was detailed in a series of documentaries about the pop star’s years-long battle over her custody, released in September 2021.
Taylor’s involvement in Spears’ guardianship was placed from 2008 to 2021 and explored in the Netflix document Britney vs. Spears, in which the filmmakers said they received a legal letter from Taylor’s lawyer Charles Harder stating that “it wasn’t [Tri Star’s] place” to take a stand on this issue.
Britney vs. Spears director Erin Lee Carr said of the correspondence: “When I received this notice, I was dismayed. But receiving a letter from Lou Taylor or her lawyer was not unusual for the people involved in this story.”
Harder responded to Britney’s message on behalf of Tri Star Wednesday, stating to , “These allegations are completely false and also highly offensive, damaging and unacceptable.”
Tri Star denied a number of previous allegations made by the pop star in a court filing in November, People said after examining court documents.
“No one at Tri Star has ever had any control over Ms. Spears’ treatment,” Tri Star told the court. “No one at Tri Star has ever offered to monitor Ms. Spears’ emails. No one at Tri Star has ever had the authority to approve security protocols.
“No one at Tri Star is aware of any hidden electronic surveillance device located in Ms. Spears’ bedroom. No one at Tri Star has ever received any compensation related to Ms. Spears or her property that was not accurately reflected in the accounts filed or to be filed in this case.”
Alarm: This week, the circus singer deleted an Instagram post in which she criticized her former management team and said she thought they were “trying to kill me.”