The star has come forward to tell her side of the story.
Plot twist in the Amanda Bynes arrest story: following the troubled actress’s arrest earlier this week for marijuana possession, Bynes has claimed that she was sexually harassed by one of the arresting officers. Bynes made the allegations over Twitter this Saturday, the New York Post reports. Over several tweets, the star made the following statement: “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.”
She later went on to explain her side of the story: “He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious.”
Sarcasm aside, however, the accusations Bynes has made are very serious and are being taken as such. Law enforcement officials are looking into the case and an NYPD spokesperson said, following Bynes’ Twitter outburst: “He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious.”
That is, of course, the appropriate procedure, despite the apparent mismatch between Bynes’ account and official reports from the night. When explaining herself, Bynes recounted the events thusly: “He slapped my vagina. Sexual harassment. Big deal. 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.”
In a defence of her actions, the troubled starlet said: “The cops were creepy. The cop sexually harassed me, they found no pot on me or bong outside my winder. That’s why the judge let me go.”
Bynes in 2012 (left) and 2011: The star's personal life has taken a rapid turn for the worse, perhaps due to unwanted media attention.