AceShowbiz - Amanda Bynes has reacted to speculations that she posted a naked photo on social media. The "She's the Man" actress, along with her lawyer Tamar Arminak, said that she isn't the one running the account that put it up.
The 36-year-old actress told TMZ in an article published on Friday, May 13 that she "never" takes nude photographs like the one circulating on the Internet purporting to be hers. She also insisted that she's never had a connection to the Twitter page, which uses the handle @PersianLa27, where it first popped up.
Amanda's attorney, Tamar, told the outlet that Amanda is definitely not the naked woman in the raunchy photo, which was posted earlier this month on Twitter. "There's nothing funny about what she was going through mental health-wise and the fact Twitter thought it was appropriate to keep a parody account mocking what she was going through is disgusting," said the lawyer.
Tamar further stated that she has been trying for years to ask Twitter to get the said account taken down. The attorney claimed that Twitter refused repeated requests to deactivate the account.
Amanda's lawyer also shared that Twitter's refusal rests on their position that the account is a celebrity parody page. Tamar then admitted that she even tried to use Amanda's former conservatorship as a catalyst for Twitter taking down the attack but the bird app didn't budge.
PersianLa27, who uses "Ashley Banks" on her Twitter bio, reportedly has been pretending to be Amanda since January 2014. In 2017, Amanda set the record straight that she's not the one running the account. "I am not @persianla27. I am not getting married and I am not pregnant. I don't understand why twitter won't take @persianla27 down," she tweeted.
In a separate post, Amanda, who admitted to being "terrorized" by the fake accounts, alleged that the impostor "got into [her] private instagram somehow and took all [her] photos and videos." She added, "I have asked repeatedly. This person continues to impersonate and harass me and twitter needs to take the account down."
At the time, a Twitter representative also weighed in on why the account hadn't been taken down. "Impersonation is a violation of the Twitter Rules," the statement read. "Twitter accounts portraying another person in a confusing or deceptive manner may be permanently suspended under the Twitter impersonation policy."
"Accounts with similar usernames or that are similar in appearance (e.g. the same avatar image) are not automatically in violation of the impersonation policy," it continued. "In order to be impersonation, the account must also portray another person in a misleading or deceptive manner."