Former child star Amanda Bynes has not had the best year. She’s been in and out of the tabloids because of a couple of auto accident hit-and-run charges and reportedly bizarre behavior.
In the face of all the bad press, however, Bynes is suing In Touch magazine for allegedly publishing a made-up story about her.
On Thursday, In Touch reported Bynes had been lounging around a New York tanning salon, shocking customers by wearing nothing but a pair of goggles.
“[Bynes] didn’t seem to care that everyone saw her naked,” In Touch reported, citing an eyewitness who added, “She seemed totally out of it.”
Now, Bynes is insisting the account is completely untrue. She spoke with Us Weekly about the article, saying she plans to sue In Touch.
“I’m suing In Touch for printing a fake story,” Bynes told Us Weekly. “I’m not ‘troubled.’ I don’t get naked in public. I’m 26, a multimillionaire, retired. Please respect my privacy.”
While Bynes is insisting the In Touch article is completely false, it’s far from the first bizarre story about the actress, who previously starred in Nickelodeon shows such as “The Amanda Show” and “All That.”
In September, a story broke that Bynes had interrupted a Los Angeles spin class after she took off her shirt during a session. She was allegedly booted from the class afterward.
Bynes is currently facing multiple legal charges after driving incidents in California. They include a charge of driving under the influence, two charges related to hit-and-run incidents, and two charges of driving with a suspended license.
Eric Brown is an IBTimes reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.