Amanda Bynes Sparks NYPD Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claim

Peggy Truong / May 26, 2013

The New York Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau is getting involved with the Amanda Bynes case.

One day after Bynes posted a lengthy message on Twitter claiming that one of the officers who arrested her earlier this week had also sexually harassed her, an investigation has been launched.

“As it would with any such allegation, regardless of its credibility, IAB is investigating it,” NYPD chief spokesman Paul Browne confirmed to TMZ.

On Saturday, Bynes, 27, advised her 1.2 million Twitter followers that “reports about me being arrested” were “all lies.”

She continued: “ 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.”

The former Nickelodeon star was arrested on May 23 at her Manhattan apartment. She faces charges of reckless endangerment, criminal possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence. Bynes made a brief court appearance in New York City on Friday, before she was released without bail. Her next court date is July 9.

Since her sexual harassment claim, Bynes has been active on Twitter, reposting links to articles about her arrest, correcting facts and reiterating her desire to have “extensive nose surgery.”

UPDATE at 12:10 p.m. PT:

On Sunday afternoon, Bynes posted a series of tweets to Rihanna. The messages have since been removed.

RiRi fired back with the tweet, “Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?”

About an hour later, Bynes posted yet another long message, with the conclusion that she would rather have her parents “be homeless than live off of my money.”