Los Angeles — After nearly nine years, a Ventura County judge terminated actress Amanda Bynes's conservatorship.
Since 2013, Bynes, 35, has been in a personal conservatorship — when a court appoints a person to manage the financial and personal affairs of a minor or incapacitated person — due to questionable behavior. Starting in 2012, the former child star racked up several DUIs and hit and runs which resulted in three years probation. She was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold after she started a fire in a neighbor’s driveway. She also claimed that an implanted microchip made her tweet false accusations of abuse against her father.
But Bynes rebounded.
"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. I would also like to thank my lawyer and my parents for their support over the last nine years," she told PEOPLE.
"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," she said.
Bynes isn’t the only former child entertainer whose conservatorship battle recently ended. Britney Spears was freed from her conservatorship last November after more than a decade.