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People Are Rallying Around Amanda Bynes After She Filed To End Her 9-Year Conservatorship

"I hope the world gives Amanda Bynes the same energy and grace."

You obviously know Amanda Bynes — the child star we all grew up watching on TV in shows like The Amanda Show and All That, and the movie star who killed it in films like She’s The Man and Easy A.

Close up of Amanda wearing a black tank top

Well, in 2013, Amanda's mother Lynn was appointed temporary (and eventually, full-time) conservator of her daughter after the Hairspray actor set fire to her family's driveway in Thousand Oaks, California. She was then placed on a 72-hour lockdown.

A photo of a younger Amanda Bynes

In the years following, we've gotten rare updates and glimpses of Amanda, like in 2017 when she told Hollyscoop that she was going to fashion school and in the process of starting a clothing line.

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And in 2018, when she shared with fans that she had been sober for four years.

Amanda in bleached blonde hair, jeans and T-shirt, in a parking lot

Around the time Britney Spears' conservatorship was gaining media attention and support from fans, Amanda addressed her conservatorship for the first time. "Today, I want to talk about a controversial topic: my conservatorship case," she said. "I have been going to a treatment center that charges $5,200 a month."

A selfie of Amanda Bynes with dark hair and a heart tattooed on her face

"There's no reason why I shouldn't go to a therapist who takes my insurance for $5,000 less a month. This is why I've asked to see the judge next week regarding this conservatorship issue," she continued.

A selfie of Amanda Bynes with dark hair and a heart tattooed on her face

"Thank you so much guys for hearing me out," she said. "I'm sorry that this is what I'm dealing with, and I'm sorry that I put my problems onto the internet, but this is what life has come to. So, thank you guys so much for always supporting me. Love you all. Peace out. I appreciate your love and support. Love you guys!"

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Since then, Britney Spears' widely publicized conservatorship has been terminated, thanks to the #FreeBritney movement and heavy media coverage. And now, it's been widely reported that Amanda and her team have filed to end her conservatorship after nine years.

A person flying a pink #FreeBritney flag

On Tuesday, Amanda also filed a capacity declaration, which is essentially updated proper documentation from physicians and experts regarding Amanda.

A younger Amanda speaking into a mic

“Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship,” Amanda's lawyer David A. Esquibias told People. “She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary.”

Amanda holding an award while onstage with John Travolta and Zac Efron

According to People, this petition to end the conservatorship comes after a court ruled that Amanda's conservatorship was "not extended" through 2023.

Amanda talking into a mic wearing a black top

It’s also important to note that one key difference in Amanda’s case versus other similar cases, is that her parents support her ending the conservatorship.

A close up of Amanda with her hair up and wearing a heart necklace

Now that news has broken of Amanda requesting the termination, fans are rallying around the beloved child star we all grew up with. "I am so proud of her," one fan wrote.

I am so proud of her. Free all people under despotic, oppressive, and ABLEIST conservatorships! Free Nichelle Nichols! Free Amanda Bynes! And free those who aren’t famous enough to make it to these news headlines!!! https://t.co/a5dlWNyBiF

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Fans even started expressing their support using the #FreeAmanda hashtag.

Amanda Bynes filed a petition to terminate her conservatorship! I’m so incredibly happy for her!! #FreeAmanda #FreeBritney

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Others brought up how little media attention her conservatorship received:

I had no idea Amanda Bynes was in a conservatorship

Twitter: @IamDacia

It's incredible to think how little attention this has gotten over the past decade: #AmandaBynes has been under a conservatorship for 9 yrs. No doubt #BritneySpears' case brought heightened awareness of the conservatorship system into the public sphere. https://t.co/jVMehFmvQM

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"I hope the world gives Amanda Bynes the same energy and grace [as Britney]," another fan wrote.

I hope the world gives Amanda Bynes the same energy and grace

Twitter: @midwest_mochi

Amanda’s hearing is scheduled for March 22, so, in less than a month, we should have more information. We’ll keep you updated as the story unfolds.