Alfonso Ribeiro*Alfonso Ribiero, aka “Carlton Banks” of the Fresh Prince Prince of Bel-Air, recently went to bat for Amanda Bynes, who is steadily becoming the new Lindsey Lohan.

Only a fortuneteller could have foreseen the transformation Bynes has undergone seemingly overnight, morphing from a cute, non-assuming teenager on Nickelodeon, into a tawdry, misguided, drug-laden, DUI recipient.

During an interview with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon, the 41-year-old actor weighed in on Bynes’ recent erratic behavior and whether or not she can rehabilitate her career.

“I think the world has changed and I think that the reality shows believe that the world has a right to your personal life,” Ribeiro said. “I think that if we can lose the personal side of celebrities’ lives being so out there in the public, she could actually probably rehabilitate herself with whatever’s going on, if anything. How much of it is true? How much of it is sensationalized? We don’t know. And the truth lies somewhere probably in between.”

Bynes was arrested Thursday night in New York City for reportedly smoking marijuana in her apartment building. While the police were in the lobby of her building, she reportedly threw a bong out of her 36th floor window.

After being released from jail, she took to Twitter claiming she was sexually harassed by an NYPD officer during her arrest.

I was sexually harassed by one of the cops the night before last which is who then arrested me,” Bynes tweeted. “He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious. He slapped my vagina. Sexual harassment. Big deal.”

Ribiero said he was recently watching video footage of Bynes being assaulted by a photographer.

I watched something the other day and a photographer’s sitting there, actually assaulting her. I think that’s the side that actually has to change. Regardless of what’s she going through, regardless of what has happened to her in her life, it’s never OK to put your hands on a woman. And that guy who did that should actually be prosecuted for putting his hands on her when she’s hiding herself trying to get into her building after going to jail.”