Today's News: Our Take - Amanda Bynes Threatening to Sue TMZ
After accusing the New York Police Department of sexual harassment, Amanda Bynes is now pointing a finger at TMZ.com.
On Tuesday, the website posted a photo of smashed glass on the ground and claimed that the glass was the water pipe Bynes tossed from her window last week shortly before she was arrested late Thursday night in New York. She is currently facing charges of tampering with evidence and reckless endangerment, along with along with a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana, for allegedly throwing a bong out her apartment window.
Bynes took to Twitter soon after to threaten legal action, alleging the photo did not implicate her in the crime. "TMZ is being sued as we speak. That's fake!" she wrote on Tuesday.
"They and NYPD is trying to frame me for a crime I didn't commit. There was no drug paraphernalia in or around my apartment on the day I was arrested. Someone went to my apartment and photographed glass outside," she continued. "I've already forgotten about it! I'm drug free and love talking about it!"
Hours earlier, Bynes said that her case would soon be dismissed. "My lawyer is getting my case dropped!" Bynes wrote, after police had determined her claims of sexual harassment to be without merit. "There was no proof of sexual harassment or drugs. Instead of me asking for the cop to be arrested for sexual harassment, I want my case dropped as well. His punishment will be being the cop who sexually harassed someone who would never find him handsome enough to be my boyfriend. That's worse than any time in jail. But I am suing him for money compensation. I love having more money in my bank!
After Bynes first claimed that she was sexually harassed by her arresting officer on Saturday, the NYPD released a statement Tuesday denying her allegations. "Internal Affairs investigators have found no evidence to corroborate Ms. Bynes' allegations," the NYPD said in a statement. "To the contrary, a credible civilian witness who was with the officers throughout told investigators that no one touched Ms. Bynes inappropriately or otherwise engaged in misconduct at any time."
In addition to TMZ and the NYPD, Bynes also had some choice words for Courtney Love after the troubled rocker told Bynes to "pull it together" on Twitter. "Courtney Love is the ugliest woman I've ever seen. To be mentioned by her at all makes me and all my friends laugh," Bynes responded.
Bynes is due back in court July 9.
TMZ did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
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