Internal Affairs officers on Saturday were looking into allegations made by actress Amanda Bynes that New York Police Department officers sexually assaulted her when she was charged with heaving a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
The 27-year-old former child star first alleged during her arraignment on Friday that police illegally entered her apartment after being called to her midtown building. But in a Twitter message believed to be from the troubled actress posted Saturday, Bynes alleged that her arresting officer also sexually assaulted her.
“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 sexual assault allegations Saturday is not verified by the social network, but Bynes’ friend, former Hollywood publicist Jonathan Jaxson, said Saturday the tweet was made from Bynes’ account.
In court on Friday, the former “Hairspray” star made no mention of the sexual assault allegations, though she did complain of illegal entry to her apartment. She’s been charged with reckless endangerment, attempted tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Petraeus mistress expresses remorse
The biographer whose extramarital affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus triggered his resignation says she regrets the relationship and the harm and grief it caused her family.
Paula Broadwell told WSOC-TV in Charlotte on Thursday that she credited her husband and friends for standing by her as she rebuilds her life six months after her relationship with the married Petraeus was revealed by an FBI investigation and ignited a political firestorm.
“I have remorse for the harm, sadness that this has caused in my family and other families and for causes that we belong to,” Broadwell said. “I’m blessed with family, community. That’s been a great part of my rehabilitation and wonderful organizations that realize that even if you’ve made mistakes you can pick up, dust off and move on.”
The affair came to light after Broadwell sent vaguely threatening emails to a Florida socialite she viewed as a rival for his attention. That woman, Jill Kelley, showed the emails to an acquaintance who is an FBI agent.
The birthday bunch
Singer Stevie Nicks is 65. Actress Pam Grier is 64. Actor Philip Michael Thomas is 64. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 64. Comedian/director Bobcat Goldthwait is 51. Singer Lenny Kravitz is 49. Actress Helena Bonham Carter is 47. Actor-producer-writer Matt Stone is 42.