Amanda Bynes has leapt to her own defence as rumours about her life keep escalating with each passing day, with the star telling US Weekly that she in fact did not parade around a Los Angeles tanning salon in the nude and does not require professional help with any ‘mental problems.’

The former child star, who has been involved in a number of driving offences over the past year that have seen her be detained by police, was said to be spotted ambling around a local tanning salon in LA wearing nothing but her tanning goggles and looking “painfully thin.” The story, published in In Touch, said it had gathered the information from reliable sources who work at the salon and witnessed the supposed incident, however Bynes begged to differ during her US Weekly interview.

She told the gossip mag: "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."

The infuriated star may not be ‘troubled’ mentally as so many have made out, but clearly has many legal troubles she has yet to settle. The former child star didn’t address these problems in her frank talk to the magazine, but this is clearly something she needs to take into consideration before heading into territory so many other stars seem to tread.