Amanda Bynes’s dad thinks she’s as sober and innocent as a Lohan

Yes, we’re still talking about Amanda Bynes and whether or not she’s a cracked-out drunk driver. In my mind, it’s not a matter of “if” – I believe the stories about her liquor-soaked partying ways, and I believe that you’d have to be pretty drunk to try to pass a cop car and PLOW INTO IT. Still, Amanda has hired a big-time lawyer and she’s going to “fight the charges”. Plus, Amanda has sent her dad out to make her look like an innocent victim:

Amanda Bynes’s dad is standing by his daughter, following her DUI arrest on Friday.

“She was not drunk,” Rick Bynes tells PEOPLE. “I was told that she blew a zero on the Breathalyzer. She didn’t have a single drink that night. My daughter doesn’t drink.”

Rick Bynes claims the the cop who arrested Amanda, 26, was at fault for pulling out in front of the actress as she was turning at the West Hollywood intersection where she was cited. Rick adamantly says his daughter was not impaired, explaining that she was arrested because “she was upset and very emotional.”

Adding that Amanda was released with no bail, Rick went on to say, “She is a good girl. She just chooses not to work, and because of that, people go after her.”

PEOPLE confirmed that Bynes was at L.A.’s Greystone Manor Supperclub Thursday night before she was cited for investigation of DUI. She was held overnight at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s department’s station, and while authorities would not comment on the actress’s specific case, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station website, “if the offense is alcohol or drug related, the suspect will stay at the sheriff’s station until he or she can safely care for himself or herself.”

Bynes was released with the citation and will have to show up in court when a date is set.

[From People]

Hm… did Amanda really blow a zero on the Breathalyzer, or was that just what Amanda told her father? Because I don’t think she would have been held for hours unless she was impaired in some way. As for “She just chooses not to work, and because of that, people go after her.” I don’t get it…? If Amanda wasn’t working and she was just minding her own business, no one would care. But she’s drunkenly stumbling out of all of the big clubs in LA and being a cracked-out catastrophe on the streets. It’s not about her work.

As for the “she doesn’t drink” argument – for God’s sake. Most of the paparazzi in LA have seen Amanda completely sh–faced. Radar even has a report about Amanda being “tipsy” at the Rock and Reilly’s Irish Pub the night AFTER she was arrested. A source tells Radar, “All her friends looked like they were drunk and she looked tipsy…I saw her with a drink in her hand, and shortly after that she left the bar with her friend. Amanda definitely looked like she was above everyone else and just didn’t want to be there.”

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Pacific Coast News.

 

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  1. Neelyo says:

    She’s had a lot of support in her choice not to work.

  2. dahlianoir says:

    How about ” I’m sorry I was drunk and I’ll be careful now” ? Honesty please, for once !

  3. Esmom says:

    If police made it a habit to arrest people who are “upset and emotional” then the jails would be bursting (more than they already are). I call BS.

  4. DoMaJoReMc says:

    Oh good, another Dad with blinders on. And another child actress “not drinking”.

  5. brin says:

    Yes, taking the Lohan path is always a wise choice. *eyeroll*

  6. Anna says:

    After reading about her arrest a few days ago, I thought that this would act as a sobering wake up call to at least her parents to try to knock some sense into their daughter – very disheartening to see now that the father is in denial (you’re lucky sir that she didn’t seriously injure someone – drunk or not, the officer included)

    (“She just chooses not to work, and because of that, people go after her” –> so you’re telling me that the officer knew who Amanda Bynes the celebrity was AND the fact that she wasn’t “working”, so then was motivated to “go after her?” ?!?!?!).

  7. gee says:

    Technically, police CAN arrest you for DUI even if you blow a 0. I don’t think it’ll hold up though. If she really did blow a 0, then I’m sure the charges will be dropped.

  8. ozmom says:

    I don’t think she plowed into the cop car. There were no injuries and all other reports state she clipped the car. Just mentioning that in the interest of fair and accurate reporting. :)

  9. Franny says:

    haha her mouth is so small! it looks really strange.

  10. Katie says:

    Of course one has to be intoxicated by alcohol to blow more than a 0. She could have easily been high on something.

  11. Talie says:

    TheDailyBeast had an article about her last year, how she supports her parents. So, this is not a surprise…

  12. Roma says:

    She’s been on the cocaine train for awhile… and this is why you don’t let your children become child actors. Few make it through okay.

  13. ceecee says:

    Is drugs the reason her face and cheeks always look so swollen and puffy?

    I always thought it was just the type of face she had but now that all this drama is happening, I’m starting to think the puffiness is due to drugs.

  14. Lilalis says:

    “…explaining that she was arrested because “she was upset and very emotional.””

    Wow, he really needs some help from White Oprah when it comes to enabling his daughter and telling crack-lies.

    Also, that haircolour is awful.

  15. Nanz01 says:

    I don’t understand how she can afford to support her parents (if that is true, I don’t know) and basically subsist (or better) if she doesn’t work. How does that work? Does she get residuals from TV shows/movies or something? I honestly don’t understand how this works.

  16. Snowflake says:

    So tired of seeing these nasty hair colors! yuck!

  17. T.C. says:

    If not drunk then maybe she was on drugs. She was impaired and shouldn’t have been driving. All will come out in court.

  18. Jackson says:

    The more pressing question here is, “What the hell color is her hair?” Soft Easter Bunny Pink? Blush?? Enquiring minds want to know!

  19. Zorbitor says:

    She’s got legs … She know how to use them

  20. hillbillygirl45 says:

    Just man up, and OWN what you did! You won’t look nearly as stupid later…example, Crackzilla. Need I say more?

  21. Lila says:

    So when Lindsay Lohan is cracked out, we get to see her as a blonde, and when Amanda Bynes is she goes… pink? She totally needs to borrow the Cracken’s pink fur coat.

  22. Gene Parmesan says:

    She was arrested for that horrendous hair. plus her dad is incredibly naive, sometimes parents don’t want to believe the worst of their kids even when its staring them in the face. I know i have told my mum a lie just to protect her in certain instances. But Amands your lie to your dad isnt plausible and makes no sense. Try again…

  23. Siren6 says:

    How sad to be a budget Lohan!

  24. cupidityrox says:

    I think from now on any starlet having a dui & legal issues should be measured against the lohan scale of stupidity named the crack ‘o meter. Where does amanda rank @ the moment?

  25. VanessaP. says:

    I was very surprised when I first learned of this DUI. First off, Amanda is a good girl. I’m not saying she wasn’t drunk driving, but it probably is just a one time mistake. Amanda is known in MY generation as the girl along with Hilary Duff, that took the high road and maintained their wholesome image after the whole Disney/Nickolodeon success. If you would check Amanda’s record, you’d be surprised just how wholesome this girl is after all these years! The girl is now 26 (same as me) and she may have been drunk driving, no excuse, but compare her to the likes of Lohan, Cyrus, Spears, Aguilera, etc. (the Disney kids), Amanda looks tame and Saintly by comparison. Give her a break. I think she’s deeply humiliated by this whole thing. Also, she is far from a famewhore. She actually voluntarily want to stay low-key, she’s mentioned it so many times before, even at the peak of her career (she’s the man, what a girl wants, love wrecked, hairspray), she’ve always managed to stay under the radar.

  26. Mary jones says:

    Isn’t she one of the hookers in that room 23 book? Yeah so innocent . Also the ho who paraded around naked in front of jennie Garths husband? Again so innocent.

  27. Patricia Parmley says:

    Her hair reminds me of my mauve slimline phone from the 80s.

  28. Ask Ashley says:

    She is too good for this. She’s smart and funny…idk why she thinks she has to debase herself and become the total rich 20-something, hazardous cliche, just to get attention or feel normal or cool.

  29. Jaana says:

    This is all for attention.. She wants that disgraceful tabloid life so much.. Its sad bcuz she actually has talent.

  30. muppet_barbershop says:

    Great, thanks. Now I am wondering how I too can achieve mauve hair. xD

  31. Shy says:

    Oh God. Another Lohan and Demi Lovato? Can she go away? I don’t care about her. She is some z-lister. I don’t want to read every day: “Poor girl. Go get better. Go to rehab and get clean”.

    And I really think that this idiot just wants to be another Lohan or Lovato. That she likes this attention. And wants people to feel sorry for her. And since she is no one and no one cares about her she thinks that bad publicity is better then none at all. And as we all know in this ridiculous world, next week it will all turn into pity party and hundreds of post about: “You go girl. You poor confused sick child. I wish you the best and go get help”.

  32. WTF says:

    anyone else wonder if the person who accused Lohan of assault at the Standard Hotel, may have had a run in with Amanda instead? she was arrested leaving the hotel – her hair color and chipmunk cheeks could be mistaken for Lohan…could the CRACKEN actually be telling the truth this time……????

  33. skuddles says:

    Can’t help but think she’s doing this, at least in part, to garner attention… hoping to get noticed enough that someone will hire her. Works for Lohan, why not her?? I mean you hit a cop car??? C’mon! But I also totally believe she has addiction issues up the wazoo.

  34. svice says:

    most rebellious chipmunk this side of the mississippi!