Amanda Bynes responds to arrest: 'I've never had a bong'
Amanda Bynes says she does not do drugs and "never had a bong" before, a day after she was arrested on a pot charge and accused of throwing such paraphernalia out of her New York City apartment window in front of cops.
The 27-year-old former child star and actress, known for films such as "Hairspray" and "Easy A," was arraigned in court on Friday, May 24. Her mug shot was obtained by the paparazzi and posted on several websites, including ABC News. The actress, who has in recent months worn a long, bleached blonde wig in public, sports a buzzed haircut.
"I only smoke tobacco I don't drink or do drugs. I've never had a bong in my life!" she told her some 1.1 million Twitter followers hours after she appeared in court, adding: "I need to get another nose job after seeing my mugshot! :D."
Bynes has become a popular celebrity on Twitter due to her frequent updates and postings of "selfie" photos. She showcased a half-shaved look in Twitter photos in April. She revealed earlier this month that she once had a nose job.
A police report obtained by OTRC.com stated that an employee who works in Bynes' building told police that the actress was rolling and lighting a joint in the lobby and that it smelled like pot. It adds that when cops 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.)
Bynes was arrested on suspicion of criminal pot possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence. She is due to appear in court on July 9.
"Clearly a search was made for the bong and nothing was recovered," Bynes' lawyer Andrew Friedman told the court on Friday, according to the Reuters News Wire. "My client completely denies ever having thrown anything out the window. She was followed illegally into her apartment for no reason."
Bynes had also maintained her innocence in a DUI case that is still pending in her home state of Los Angeles. The actress moved to New York several months ago. Also in 2012, she was charged with driving with a suspended license. She pleaded no contest and was put on probation for three years.