*Amanda Bynes, currently awaiting a July court date over last week’s alleged bong-tossing incident, has turned her Twitter aim from Rihanna to Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen.
On Tuesday, John Legend’s girlfriend used Twitter to comment on Bynes’ downward spiral, suggesting that mental illness is behind it.
“The fact that Amanda Bynes has any ‘support’ to retweet is really unsettling … Support people with mental illness, yes. But don’t condone/enable scary and poor behavior,” wrote Teigen.
“Ur not a pretty model compared to me,” she wrote back. “I signed to Ford models @ age 13. I don’t look up to u beauty wise. I’m far prettier than u! I’m offended that you’re saying I have a mental illness when I show no sign of it, but thankfully not one man that wants me wants you and you are an old ugly model compared to me!”
She wasn’t finished.
“You look 45!,” Bynes said to the model, who, like her, is 27. “You’re not pretty so I’m not intimidated by you! I think you’re jealous that you’re just an ugly model whos career is uninspiring! I don’t respect you! You’re no beauty queen! I’m a beauty queen!”
Teigen declined to be dragged into a fight, though, writing, “Nope. Not going to indulge. Wish the best for her, truly,” asking her followers to do the same. “I don’t need defending and please stop writing her. It’s not funny, it’s sad.”
That interaction was tame compared to the flame war that erupted when former Hole lead singer Courtney Love offered her opinion on Bynes’ recent string of troubling incidents. “@AmandaBynes pull it together dude,” wrote Love, 48, who has famously struggled with substance abuse for much of her adult life and has had her fair share of legal issues and feuds.
“Courtney Love is the ugliest woman I’ve ever seen,” Bynes replied in a tweet that appears to have been removed. “To be mentioned by her at all makes me and all my friends laugh!”
Bynes also mentioned on Tuesday that she is suing TMZ for taking what she claimed were “fake bong photos,” which the site posted on Tuesday. The images showed what the site alleged were the shards of the pot-smoking device the former Nickelodeon child star is said to have tossed from her 36th-floor apartment window last week.
“It’s not even a bong!,” Bynes tweeted in one of her signature extra-long comments. “The photo shows it’s clearly a clear and blue stained glass Ciroc bottle from some random street. You can’t create fake evidence long [after] they released me after they searched my apartment and the street and found no proof of drug use or drug paraphanilia inside or outside my apartment. They’re a lame excuse for a news source. They’re criminals and should be arrested! I was treated like an animal by the cops and I will do anything to receive justice. Tmz are liars and criminals for creating false evidence! My lawyer is sending a lawsuit to their office.”
And, after getting some support from Waka Flocka Flame, Bynes got another shout-out from a rapper amidst the various beefs: Gucci Mane. “You must be doing it right @AmandaBynes,” he wrote.