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FILE: Amanda Bynes Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI...UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - FILE:  Actress Amanda Bynes arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California.  Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence April 6, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)...E

FILE: Amanda Bynes Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI...UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - FILE: Actress Amanda Bynes arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California. Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence April 6, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)...E

FILE: Amanda Bynes Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI...UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - FILE: Actress Amanda Bynes arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California. Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence April 6, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)...E

ACTRESS Amanda Bynes has claimed New York police officers sexually assaulted her when she was charged with throwing a marijuana bong out the window of her 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 building. But in a Twitter message believed to be from the troubled actress, Bynes alleged her arresting officer sexually assaulted her.

"As it would with any such allegation, regardless of its credibility, IAB is investigating it," said the NYPD spokesman, Paul Browne.

The Twitter handle used to make the sexual assault 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 Bynes' account.

 

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The Hairspray star is charged with reckless endangerment, attempted tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana.

A law enforcement official said the building manager was with officers at Bynes' apartment. The official said officers were kept waiting approximately five minutes before she opened the door. The official said the building manager told internal affair investigators nothing untoward happened.

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