Amanda Bynes Wasn’t Drunk… She Was Just Being Emo

We’ve loved her ever since Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show and even more in 2006’s She’s The Man (along with the hunky Channing Tatum), so it’s disappointing to hear that Amanda Bynes was arrested on April 6th for driving under the influence. While the 26-year-old actress has since “retired” from acting, she sure has been making the constant rounds in the party scene, causing concern that Amanda is following in the footsteps of fellow former child actress Lindsay Lohan. Not true, according to her father Rick Bynes.


Even though there’s evidence courtesy of TMZ that Amanda was clearly too intoxicated and unfit to drive that night, her father insists that his daughter Amanda wasn’t drunk – in fact, she doesn’t even drink!

Amanda’s mug shot

“She was not drunk,” Rick Bynes has told People of his daughter. “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.”

“She is a good girl,” he continued. “She just chooses not to work, and because of that, people go after her.”

Apparently Amanda’s father also has a different account on what happened that night. It was reported that Amanda had sideswiped a cop car in an attempt to pass it, but Rick says that the officer was at fault for pulling his car in front of Amanda’s.

“She was upset and very emotional,” he said.

Do you believe Amanda’s father when he says she doesn’t drink and was just ’emotional’ over the whole ordeal?