A flurry of activity has followed accusations from beleaguered actress Amanda Bynes that she was sexually assaulted by one of the NYPD officers who arrested her for tossing her bong/vase/fragile tchotchke out of her apartment window.
According to a report from CBS, Internal Affairs is already "looking into" Bynes' allegations that one of the arresting officers assaulted her before first taking her for psychiatric evaluation. The assault allegations first surfaced on a Twitter account that has yet to be officially, 100-percent verified, but Bynes' attorney did also mention that Bynes was seeking to file a formal complaint against the NYPD for "inappropriate actions." The attorney, however, didn't make a specific allegation. For that, we have to rely on the veracity of Bynes' tweeting:
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. He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious. 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. 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.
Thus far, Bynes has been honest (maybe a little too honest) on Twitter, although that bit about her throwing a vase out of her window seems kinda sorta made up. Still, these are seriously troubling accusations, and, unfortunately, there's plenty of time left on this Memorial Day weekend for even more entries in the Amanda Bynes Saga. [CBS]
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