UPDATE: Bynes has given a longer statement to Us Weekly about the naked tanning salon incident, saying Thursday: "I'm suing In Touch for printing a fake story. I'm not 'troubled.' I don't get naked in public. I'm 26, a multi-millionaire, retired. Please respect my privacy."
Amanda Bynes is threatening to sue the tabloid which published a disturbing report about the former child star's mental health. In Touch magazine came out with a story Thursday that claimed the 26-year-old "Easy A" actress had been walking around at Beach Bump tanning salon in New York completely naked. "She walked out of the room completely naked," the publication quotes a source as saying. "She didn't seem to care that everyone saw her naked. She seemed totally out of it... There was definitely something wrong with her."
Now Bynes is threatening legal action against the magazine, according to gossip website Celebuzz. It reports that Bynes denied In Touch's bizarre story (via text mesage) and also said that "she'd sue."
Alarm over Bynes' health has been increasing over the past year after she has been involved in a string of hit-and-runs and DUIs and was photographed smoking from a pipe out of her car. In September, after her car was impounded, Bynes announced that she was retired as an actor and moved to New York to start a clothing line.
In Touch magazine is owned by Bauer Publishing. On Oct. 24, actor Tom Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields announced that the movie star had filed a $50 million lawsuit against the publishing company for two stories that falsely claimed Cruise had abandoned his daughter, 6-year-old Suri.