There have been a few new developments since actress Amanda Bynes was arrested in New York City late Thursday night. The actress is now claiming that she was “sexually harassed” by a NYPD officer the night prior to the incident, and that same officer was the one who arrested her.
After contacting the NYPD here in NY we were told that the police department would investigate the claim. Bynes took to Twitter to tell her side of the story and what had allegedly happened. Bynes stated, “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”.
Bynes continued stating, “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”.
It will be the Internal Affairs Bureau that will investigating the claim according to the precinct that we spoke with, the same procedure when any officer is accused of such a crime. No other statements, or comments, would be shared however after that.
Bynes was arrested when officers were called to the Midtown Manhattan apartment that Bynes lives, late Thursday night. They responded to a call, reportedly from the building’s doorman, stating that someone was smoking marijuana in the lobby of the establishment. It’s being reported that it was soon after police arrived that Bynes had returned to her apartment. Police officers said they saw a bong and could smell marijuana. It was then that that Bynes allegedly threw the bong out the window of her 36th floor apartment.
Bynes was arrested and released on her own recognizance, though she will have to show in court again for the matter.