Amanda Bynes has hit out at her parents in a vitriolic online rant, accusing them of "stealing" her earnings and insisting she would rather they are homeless than allow them to "live off of my money". The Hairspray star has been a regular in the headlines over the last few weeks with her bizarre behaviour, which culminated in her arrest on drug charges last week (ends26May13).
Last month (Apr13), Bynes revealed she is no longer on speaking terms with her elderly parents, and now she has suggested the rift runs much deeper.
In a new rant posted on Twitter.com, Bynes claims she is taking legal action against her own family, writing, "I am suing them for money laundering/unethical manager work, I never signed a contract with them, and they had been stealing my money without me knowing, claiming they were managing me somehow when they have no right to act as if they did anything to help or enhance my career and I want $ (the money) back that I earned on my own.
"I'm 27 and don't like when press talks to my parents. My parents are almost 70 years old. We are no longer on speaking terms. I would rather them be homeless than live off of my money."
Bynes was arrested in New York on Thursday (23May13) and later charged with marijuana possession, attempted tampering with physical evidence and reckless endangerment, after allegedly throwing a bong out of the window of her 36th-storey apartment in Manhattan.
Embattled actress Amanda Bynes stunned fans on Sunday (26May13) by taking aim at Rihanna in a string of shocking Twitter.com messages. The Hairspray star, who was arrested in New York City on Thursday (23May13) after cops allegedly found drugs at her home, took to her page on the site to fire off a tweet mocking the Umbrella hitmaker's appearance.
She stated, "Rihanna you look so ugly tryin (sic) to be white."
Bynes then referenced the singer's infamous 2009 fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, which left her bloodied and bruised, adding, "Chris brown beat you because you're not pretty enough."
She continued, "Rihanna no one wants to be your lover so you call everyone and their mother that I almost named my new dog Rihanna."
It is unknown if the Bajan beauty saw the tweets, but she later wrote on the site, "Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?" - a nod to recently cancelled U.S. show Intervention, which helps addicts address their issues.
However, Bynes shot back at the message, writing, "unlike ur (your) fugly (f**king ugly) faced self I don't do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren't pretty u know it!"
The tweets by Bynes have since been deleted.
The 27 year old's messages came just a day after she took to the site to claim she was mistreated by one of the cops who arrested her on Thursday. Police have launched an investigation into the allegations.
Bynes was charged on suspicion of marijuana possession, attempted tampering with physical evidence and reckless endangerment, after allegedly throwing a bong out of the window of her 36th-storey apartment in Manhattan.
Police have launched an investigation into Amanda Bynes' allegations she was mistreated by one of the cops who arrested her in New York on Thursday (23May13). The Hairspray star was taken into custody and later charged on suspicion of marijuana possession, attempted tampering with physical evidence and reckless endangerment, after allegedly throwing a bong out of the window of her 36th-storey apartment in Manhattan.
She later took to Twitter.com to rant about her arrest, and Bynes claims she was treated badly by one of the police officers.
In an extended post on the microblogging website, the troubled star writes, "Don't believe the reports about me being arrested. It's all lies. 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. Then I was sent to a mental hospital. Offensive. I kept asking for my lawyer but they wouldn't let me. The cops were creepy. The cop sexually harassed me, they found no pot on me or bong outside my window."
A spokesperson for the New York Police Department (NYPD) has now confirmed they are investigating Bynes' allegations, telling The Hollywood Reporter that members of the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau are probing the claim.
Bynes, who was taken to Roosevelt Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after her arrest, was released on her own recognisance after appearing in court in Manhattan on Friday morning (24May13).
Troubled actress Amanda Bynes has returned to Twitter.com after her Thursday night (23May13) arrest drama to proclaim her innocence and declare she needs "another nose job". The Hairspray star was booked on Thursday for marijuana possession and reckless endangerment, after allegedly throwing a bong out of the window of her 36th-storey apartment in Manhattan as police arrived following a report suggesting Bynes had been smoking pot in the lobby of her building.
The 27 year old was marched into court early on Friday (24May13), wearing a blonde wig and sweatpants, and given a stern warning by Judge Neil Ross, who released her without bail and set a court appearance for 9 July (13).
On Friday evening, the actress was back at home and back on Twitter, where she has been posting odd messages and topless photos of herself in recent weeks, and tweeted, "I only smoke tobacco I don't drink or do drugs."
And addressing her arrest, she added, "I've never had a bong in my life!"
Bynes then took aim at her booking photo, for which she had to remove her wig, writing, "I need to get another nose job after seeing my mugshot!"
Drew Barrymore has put the Montecito, California home where she exchanged vows with husband Will Kopelman on the market. The six bedroom property is up for sale at $7.5 million (£4.8 million).
RealEstalker.com reports the actress purchased the estate in June, 2010 for $5.7 million (£3.7 million). She wed art consultant Kopelman there in June, 2012.
The Chester Carjola-designed main house was built in 1937, and comes with a detached, two-storey guest property.
A man escaped with minor injuries after tumbling from the window of a Broadway theatre. The unnamed man, in his 60s, was leaning against a windowsill at the Lyceum Theater prior to Sunday's (19May13) matinee performance of The Nance when he slipped and fell.
The lucky theatre-goer avoided serious harm when he landed on the venue's famed marquee which stretches one storey high across the sidewalk. He was photographed being carried away from the scene by firefighters and was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.
A source tells the New York Daily News, "He went over the windowsill and out. He lost his balance."
The performance of The Nance, starring Nathan Lane as the title character, was not affected by the incident.
A construction worker is recovering in hospital after taking a near-fatal fall at rocker Steven Tyler's California home. The unnamed man had to be airlifted to a nearby medical centre after reportedly tumbling off the roof of the Aerosmith frontman's five-storey house while working on restorations.
Sources tell TMZ.com the man was screaming in agony as he lay motionless on the ground.
Tyler is currently on tour in Asia with Aerosmith.
Pop star Katy Perry is moving on from her failed marriage by placing the Los Angeles home she bought with Russell Brand on the market. The California Gurls singer has put a $6.9 million (£4.3 million) price tag on the gated estate the couple purchased in the Hollywood Hills, near the fabled Chateau Marmont hotel.
The stars are said to have purchased the two-storey property for $6.5 million (£4 million) in June 2011 with plans to renovate it, but Brand ended up filing for divorce six months later, citing "irreconcilable differences".
According to real estate website Zillow.com, the 1920s mansion features seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a pool with a waterfall, a garden, a carriage house, and two guest suites.
Perry's divorce was finalised in July 2012, and she is now single again after her recent split from singer John Mayer.
Actor Jude Law has put the Maida Vale, London home he once shared with Sienna Miller on the market. The former couple snagged the four-storey property for a reported $11.2 million (£7 million) in 2011. It is now up for grabs at a little over $6.8 million (£4.3 million), according to RealEstalker.com.
The actress first tried to offload the property in 2006 for $12.5 million (£7.8 million) but she has accepted $6.6 million (£4.1 million) for the eight-bedroom spread, according to RealEstalker.com.
The compound features a main house and a detached, two-storey guest house with a fitness room and state-of-the-art media room.
Movie producer Zanuck died in July (12).