(NEW YORK) — New York police are denying accusations by Amanda Bynes that they sexually harassed the actress during her drug arrest last Thursday.
In a statement provided to ABC News, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said, “NYPD Internal Affairs investigators have found no evidence to corroborate Ms. Bynes’s allegations. 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.”
Bynes, 27, was arrested last Thursday after police responded to a 911 call about a woman smoking marijuana in her apartment building lobby. When they arrived, they were led to Bynes’s residence, where officers reported smelling marijuana and said Bynes tossed a bong out of her apartment window. Bynes later posted a note on Twitter in which she said an unidentified officer “slapped my vagina” during the arrest, adding “sexual harassment.”
On Monday, Bynes futher tweeted, “I’m so offended but I am so educated that I know cops cannot illegally enter my apartment, sexually harass me, arrest me, take me to a MENTAL HOSPITAL, then lock me up for a crime I didn’t commit.”
The actress, who has previously been charged with DUI, has displayed erratic behavior recently, tweeting provocative photos of herself and dramatically changing her look. Her next court date has been set for July 9.
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