Amanda Bynes pleads not guilty to hit-and-run case
“She’s The Man” star Amanda Bynes has just entered a “not guilty” plea to two misdemeanor hit-and-run charges Thursday in Van Nuys.
According to previous reports, the hit-and-run charges filed against the 26-year-old actress are related to the accidents that occurred on April 10 and August 4. The driving license of Amanda Bynes was also suspended on August 25 following the incidents and her arrest on April 6 on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Prosecutors initially declined to charge Amanda Bynes for the first incident, but after the actress was accused of the second incident, they reopened case #1.
The hit-and-run case is said to be due back in court on October 19, and Bynes also has a trial date for her DUI case on October 29.
Meanwhile, Bynes has been spotted hanging out in New York since last weekend.
Media outlet Celebuzz reported that during a two-hour evening visit to the Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Soho on Wednesday, Amanda Bynes locked herself in the bathroom for a half-hour, which allegedly alarmed a firefighter patron when the actress did not respond to him for 15 minutes as he tried to communicate through the door.
A source told the website that authorities were called regarding a signal to break down the door, but then Amanda Bynes emerged as if nothing had happened.
“She just calmly said, ‘Excuse me, I was doing my makeup,’” an eyewitness told Celebuzz.
The incident is said to be similar to the nearly two hours she reportedly spent in a dressing room at West Hollywood boutique Kin, during which time a clerk said banging noises were heard from the room about every ten minutes. After another employee was called in to help with the situation, Bynes allegedly told both she needed more time.