Amanda Bynes - Danny Tamberelli Defends Former Co-star Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes' former All That co-star Danny Tamberelli has reached out to the troubled actress, insisting he hopes she finds "the support she needs" as she battles a series of legal issues.
The Hairspray star worked with Tamberelli on the Nickelodeon children's sketch show, which ran from 1994 until 2005, and he admits he was saddened to hear of Bynes' recent run-ins with the law.
The actress' driving licence has been suspended after numerous traffic troubles and she is set to face trial on a Dui charge and two counts of hit-and-run next month (Oct12), and Tamberelli has offered his sympathies to the 26-year-old star.
He tells Tmz.com, "Nickelodeon was nothing short of amazing to work for and they had their watchful eye on us all. They took care of us and tried not to let us go down the wrong path... (I am) very sorry to hear about Amanda's recent trouble with the law... (I hope) she can find the support she needs to work through any issues that may be going on."
Tamberelli also takes aim at another former child star, Lindsay Lohan, after she openly criticised Bynes in a post on Twitter.com in which she wrote, "Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had No punishment(s) so far?"
He adds of Lohan, "Given her own history with the law, it's absurd that (Lohan) would be so quick to judge another young woman under this kind of public scrutiny."
Lohan, who has been in and out of jail and rehab in recent years, suffered another setback herself this week (beg17Sep12) when she was arrested in New York in the early hours of Wednesday (19Sep12) for reportedly hitting a pedestrian while driving her Porsche Cayenne into a hotel car park in Manhattan. She was booked for leaving the scene of the accident.