Amanda Bynes has been forced out of her Midtown Manhattan apartment, In Touch is exclusively reporting. The troubled star, who was arrested at her apartment on May 23 following a complaint that she was smoking marijuana in the building’s lobby, “was notified that she is no longer welcome as a tenant in the building in light of recent events,” an insider reveals.
“At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, movers showed up and removed Amanda’s belongings from her apartment,” the insider adds. “She is officially gone from the building.”
An NYPD source tells In Touch that the plan to get Amanda out of the apartment had been in the works for weeks. “Even before her arrest, residents had constant complaints about the smell of marijuana coming from her apartment,” the source says. “She had also cursed out residents and the doormen, and the smell of pot from her apartment was really annoying people.”
As In Touch previously reported, when the Easy A star first moved into the Biltmore apartment building in Times Square, the doormen were incredibly protective of her, but that quickly changed as her behavior became more and more erratic. Just a month after she moved in, it was one of the building staff who called police to report that Amanda was smoking a joint in the lobby on May 23.
When police arrived at her 36th-floor apartment, they found it filled with heavy smoke. They arrested the 27-year-old after she allegedly threw a foot-high bong out a window. Amanda was taken to Roosevelt Hospital for a psychological evaluation, and charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana.
Though Amanda has vehemently denied she does drugs, a photographer who recently spent time with Amanda in her apartment tells In Touch that Amanda had drugs on her.
“She had at least a dozen hand-rolled joints on her,” he says. “She had them in her palm at one point — she'll smoke one halfway, put it out. Then light a new one. Then re-light the other half. It’s so weird! But she is constantly smoking weed.”
In Touch reached out to Amanda for comment but she had not responded by press time.