Actress Amanda Bynes has claimed she was sexually harassed by police when she was charged with throwing a marijuana bong out of the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
The 27-year-old former child star first alleged during a court appearance on Friday that police illegally entered her apartment after being called to her building.
But in a Twitter message believed to be from the troubled actress posted on Saturday, Bynes alleged that her arresting officer also sexually harassed her.
New York City Police Department is looking into the allegations.
“As it would with any such allegation, regardless of its credibility, IAB is investigating it,” said the NYPD’s chief spokesman, Paul Browne, referring to the internal affairs bureau.
The Twitter handle used to make the allegations does not appear to be verified by the social network – but Bynes’ friend, former Hollywood publicist Jonathan Jaxson, said the tweet was made from the actress’s account. Twitter has not commented.
Meanwhile, the Hairspray star has defended herself after she appeared in court in a messy blonde wig to deny charges of marijuana possession.
The troubled 27-year-old also took to Twitter to say she doesn’t “drink or do drugs”.
Bynes was arrested on Thursday.
She was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence after she allegedly threw a bong out of her apartment window in front of police.
– Sky News