Actress Amanda Bynes has spoken out after a series of traffic troubles and police run-ins, assuring fans she is "doing amazing" and planning a move to New York.
The embattled Hairspray star has hit the headlines in recent weeks after her driving license was suspended while she faces a DUI charge and two counts of hit-and-run. She has also been accused of erratic behavior, including a bizarre incident on Monday (17Sep12) when she allegedly locked herself in a boutique changing room for nearly two hours.
However, the former child star has dismissed reports she is unwell and insists she is focusing on new career ventures, including a fashion line.
She tells People.com, "I am doing amazing. I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line. I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don't drink, and I don't drink and drive. It is all false."
A Los Angeles judge told Bynes on Wednesday (19Sep12) she faces jail time if she is pulled over by traffic cops again. She is due to stand trial for the DUI and hit-and-run charges on 29 October (12).