Days after missing a court date in L.A. earlier this week, Amanda Bynes is fighting her critics. During a Twitter tirade on Thursday night, the actress not only ranted against the media, but also revealed she has an eating disorder.
"I'm suing certain blogs and magazines saying I have a mental illness! They take pictures anytime I've gained weight then write a fake story!" she tweeted late Thursday night. "I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin. They write a news article about every tweet I write and I hate the pictures they choose. They repeat what I tweet then add a bad photo. Only use photos from my twitter when writing an article about me. I don't read articles written about me unless I give an interview for a magazine. They're fake! Don't trust what u read on sites!"
I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin.— Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) April 5, 2013
The Twitter disclosure comes weeks after Bynes stirred up headlines when she tweeted a rather salacious offer to Drake. Since then she's tweeted often, usually about her upcoming clothing and perfume lines, as well as her musings about her romantic life.
Bynes, who celebrated her 27th birthday on Wednesday, also used the social media site to clear up rumors that she's been spotted around New York City recently. Us Weekly reports that a woman who looks uncannily like Bynes was in the Big Apple on her birthday wearing a parka and sandals on a rather cold spring day.
An eyewitness says that "she was blinged out — had on a Cartier Love bracelet and Love ring, a Rolex watch and a ruby-and-diamond ring. I've never seen her with all that stuff on, maybe [it was] a gift for her birthday?"
"My hair is blonde, I've never been a redhead!" she wrote in a tweet that she has since deleted. "Somebody keeps posing as me! Check my photos on Twitter for up to date pictures!"
One day before, in a Burbank court, Bynes was granted a final continuance by a judge in connection with two misdemeanor counts of driving with a suspended license case, E! News reports. A pretrial has been set for May 2 in the case, which has been ongoing since last October.