Amanda Bynes has been in the news quite a bit recently, owing to several auto-related incidents–hit-and-runs, alleged drunk driving, driving on a suspended license, and arrests–and a former co-star says she’s tried reaching out to the young actress to no avail.
Jennie Garth, who recently went through a very public divorce from “Twilight” star Peter Facinelli, says she has tried to contact Bynes and has been unable to reach her.
“I tried reaching out to her and I haven’t been able to reach her,” said Garth. “My heart feels for whatever she is going through and I love her dearly.”
There have been strange stories circulating around L.A. about Bynes’ behavior lately, including one where she locked herself in the bathroom of a trendy bakery for an hour, sending the owners into a panic thinking she had overdosed or worse, and then emerged calmly and explained she had been doing her makeup. Her car was impounded after a judge decided that taking away her license wasn’t enough to stop her from careening around town–it wasn’t–and it was reported that the remnants of drugs and a pipe were found in her car.
As for the actress herself, she claims she doesn’t drink and was falsely arrested for D.U.I. She even took to Twitter to ask President Obama to fire the officer who arrested her.