Unfortunately, it’s rather typical to see Hollywood’s child stars grow up to become troubled teens and adults. Yet it still seems to surprise us each time it happens because we remember them in their childhood innocence. The latest star that grew up in the industry to make people scratch their heads and ask, “What happened?” is Amanda Bynes
, who was recently issued a DUI.
Very early morning on April 6, Bynes allegedly left a party at the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, only to swipe the side of a police vehicle with her car.
The officer pulled Bynes over on suspicion of driving under the influence. She was later released from jail on a $5,000 bail.
One source told TMZ
that Bynes had consumed some alcohol, but “never seemed drunk.”
reported that Bynes tried to return to the party after being released from jail, but she was no longer welcome.
The 26-year-old actress’ father, Rick Bynes
, has stood up for his little girl to the media, insisting the citation was inaccurate and the police officer made a mistake.
“She was not drunk,” the starlet’s father insisted. “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.”
The doting father instead purports that his daughter was simply making a turn,when the officer pulled out in front of her, forcing her to sideswipe him. He states his daughter was actually pulled over because “she was upset and very emotional,” not because of the whole hitting a cop car or possibly being drunk thing. You can’t blame a father for believing the best of his little cherub, though.
“She is a good girl. She just chooses not to work, and because of that, people go after her,” Rick Bynes added.
Friends of the actress beg to differ, and perhaps they know a side of the actress her father would not be privy to.
"This DUI was definitely just a serious lapse in judgment," a friend of Bynes’ told People
. "She hit a wall
personally and professionally [in '08]. I think she's been a little lost since."
Another source claiming to be Bynes’ friend said the actress is "a very sweet girl," but "[Bynes] was raised in the industry, so she has kind of a twisted head space in terms of social groups."
We’re just hoping Bynes is not going to be the next Lindsay Lohan. The Hollywood streets would never be safe for pedestrians again.
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