Amanda Bynes update: NYPD says 'no evidence' to confirm 'allegations'
Amanda Bynes recently made a very serious allegation against a police officer -- and the NYPD is responding.
The 27-year-old actress, who was recently arrested on suspicion of criminal pot possession, posted a very serious statement on Twitter on Saturday, May 25. The former child star took to the micro-blogging website to Tweet that a police officer had sexually assaulted her during her arrest.
"NYPD Internal Affairs investigators have found no evidence to corroborate Ms. Bynes' allegations," Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne told E! News in a statement. "To the contrary, a credible civilian witness who was with the officers throughout told investigators that none touched Ms. Bynes inappropriately or otherwise engaged in misconduct at any time."
On May 23, Bynes was arrested after allegedly throwing a bong out of a window on suspicion of criminal pot possession and tampering with evidence. Shortly following the arrest, the "Hairspray" actress Tweeted that she does not do drugs and has "never had a bong" before.
She went on to Tweet the serious claim a few days later, posting: "Don't believe the reports about me being arrested. It's all lies. I was sexually harassed by one of the cops the night before last which is who then arrested me."
In her long post, she went on to detail what she says the cop did to harass her, then continued with how she was arrested: "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 post continues. "The cops were creepy. 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."
Bynes, who recently made headlines for slamming singer Rihanna, updated her followers on Tuesday, May 28, saying that her lawyer was getting her case dropped.
"There was no proof of sexual harassment or drugs," she Tweeted. "Instead of me asking for the cop to be arrested for sexual harassment, I want my case dropped as well. His punishment will be being the cop who sexually harassed someone who would never find him handsome enough to be my boyfriend. That's worse than any time in jail. But I am suing him for money compensation. I love having more money in my bank!"
The former child star and actress was arraigned in court on Friday, May 24. Her mug shot was obtained by the paparazzi and posted on several websites, including ABC News.
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, although TMZ claims to have photo evidence of broken glass on a sub-roof near her apartment. (Check out full details and quotes from the police report on Amanda Bynes' arrest.)
Bynes is due to appear in court on July 9.