Amanda Bynes is lashing out at tabloids she says are writing defamatory and untrue stories about her. The 27-year-old former Nickelodeon star took to her Twitter account over the weekend to say that she was suing Us Weekly and specifically pointed to magazine's "ugly Asian editor and the ugly women I met when I did a shoot with you."
The full Twitter message is below:
Yet again, I'm suing @UsWeekly for writing another false story. NOTHING is wrong with me! All Trash mags - contact me personally since you r talking to people I DON'T KNOW then claiming they know me. Please say names of those supposed sources, they sound like you made them up like the crazy person you're trying to portray me as in your ugly magazine. I'm talking to the ugly Asian editor and all the ugly women I met when I did a shoot with you. I am suing you every week you put up awful photos with a false "I'm crazy" story. You have never contacted me once to find out who I am or what I'm up to. Fuck You.
On Sunday, she followed up her message with further anger directed at the publication, writing:
This is DISGUSTING! I don't know why @UsWeekly thinks they are legally allowed to say I have a mental illness and need to be "Commited" - Shocked and horrified! It helps to have met them, it's run by the ugliest women and men I've ever met. I'm suing them for writing OFFENSIVE headlines about me weekly! Read my twitter! What about it makes me seem mentally ill? I've lost respect for everyone who works for @UsWeekly.
Bynes also explained her legal cause for suing, though it is unclear whether the former child star has actually made official action against any publication to date:
The reason I'm suing everyone I'm suing: defamation (of character) n. the act of making untrue statements about another which damages his/her reputation. If the defamatory statement is printed or broadcast over the media it is libel and, if only oral, it is slander.
This isn't the first time Bynes has threatened the media and specific persons in response to unflattering photographs and reports of odd behavior published about her. She previously posted a photograph of celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton and called him "scum of the earth" on her Twitter page. On Sunday, she also tweeted at the New York Daily News, writing, "I know your paper is run by a bunch of old folks but maybe stop writing the same retarded thing about me."