Amanda Bynes claims officer sexually harassed her
Amanda Bynes talked more about her arrest in another Tweet on Saturday, May 25, and she claimed that one of the officers who arrested her had sexually harassed prior to the arrest.
Bynes was arrested at her New York City apartment on Thursday, May 23, after police received a call from an employee at the building who reported that the 27-year-old actress was rolling and lighting a joint in the lobby.
According to a police report obtained by OTRC.com, when the officers arrived, Bynes was in her apartment and they spotted a bong, which she then threw it out of the window. They did not recover one from the sidewalk. (Check out full details and quotes from the police report on Amanda Bynes' arrest.)
In a Tweet from an unverfied account linked to Bynes on Friday, the actress denied she ever had a bong and she also wrote, "I only smoke tobacco I don't drink or do drugs."
In a Tweet from the same account written on Saturday, (Warning: Link contains explicit language) which linked to a longer statement, Bynes said, "Don't believe the reports about me being arrested. It's all lies. I was sexually harassed by one of the cops two nights ago which is who then arrested me."
"He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious," she added.
Bynes then claimed in the long Tweet that one of the arresting officers slapped her genital area.
"Sexual harassment. Big deal," she added. "I then called the cops on him. He handcuffed me, which I resisted, quite unlike any of the reports stated."
"Then I was sent to a mental hospital. Offensive. I kept asking for my lawyer but they wouldn't let me. The cops were creepy," Bynes continued. "The cop sexually harassed me, they found no pot on me or bong outside my window. That's why the judge let me go. Don't believe any reports."
Update 5/25 at 5 p.m. PT -- Internal Affairs officers told The Associated Press on Saturday, May 25, that they were looking into Bynes' allegations. "As it would with any such allegation, regardless of its credibility, IAB is investigating it," the NYPD's chief spokesman, Paul Browne, told the AP referring, to the internal affairs bureau.
The wire service also notes that Bynes did not make any sexual assault allegations during her arraignment on Friday, May 24, but did complain that the police entered her apartment illegally.
Bynes is set to appear in court on July 9. She was arrested on suspicion of criminal pot possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence.
According to Reuters, during her arraignment on Friday, Bynes' lawyer, Andrew Friedman, told the court, "Clearly a search was made for the bong and nothing was recovered."
He later added, "My client completely denies ever having thrown anything out the window. She was followed illegally into her apartment for no reason."
Bynes has had a few brushes with the law prior to her move to New York several months ago. In 2012, the actress was charged with driving with a suspended license. She pleaded no contest and was put on probation for three years. She also has a DUI case that is still pending.