Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts has been ordered to rewrite the backhanded apology letter she begrudgingly sent to Los Angeles police and her neighbors. Watts was detained last September after allegedly having sex in a car in public with her boyfriend Brian Lucas. A high profile saga ensued, as Watts and Lucas claimed they had merely been kissing in the street, and that they were targeted for being an interracial couple. Watts is black, Lucas is white. After pleading no contest to disturbance charges, Watts was ordered to apologize to the neighbors who reported the incident, and the police who were accused of racial profiling. However, Watts and Lucas merely apologized to the police officer for disturbing 'your carefree coffee break' and thanked him for giving them the opportunity to shine a light on racial profiling.
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By Chris Perez. The pictures were snapped last Thursday outside the CBS lot in Studio City and appear to show Daniele Watts, who is African-American, and her boyfriend, Brian James Lucas, who is white, doing a lot more than making out before cops arrived. The actress called police racist last week after they handcuffed and detained her when she refused to give them her ID.
Police mistook actress for prostitute
By James Nye for MailOnline. Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was all smiles as she and her boyfriend walked out of court on Monday after their arraignment for public sex charges was postponed until January. Watts, 29, who claimed that police accused her of being a prostitute when she was arrested in Los Angeles in September with Brian Lucas, hopes to take advantage of a new law in California which will allow a judge to dismiss her lewd conduct case. If the new law is passed in time, Watts and Lucas will appear in court on January 27 and will be sentenced to community service for the controversial arrest, which she initially claimed was sparked by racial profiling by the LAPD. Scroll down for audio.
The Django Unchained actress accused of having sex in a car in public last year has pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace, and has been ordered to apologise to police officers. The African American star Daniele Watts, who initially claimed that police action was racially motivated, accepted a misdemeanour charge of disturbing the peace along with her boyfriend. As part of the deal the couple were ordered to issue written apologies to three Los Angeles police officers, and to perform 40 hours of community service, according to the LA City Attorney's Office. At the time Watts complained on Facebook about her arrest after the September 11 incident in Studio City, an upscale neighbourhood of north Los Angeles, in which she was handcuffed and briefly detained. The pair insisted they were only showing affection, after police responded to a radio call from a concerned citizen about "indecent exposure" inside a silver Mercedes with the door open. Police said initially that "upon further investigation it was determined that no crime had been committed", while an audio tape recorded by the officer involved appeared to refute Watts' claim of racial profiling. But following the emergence of various videos and photos, published notably by the TMZ celebrity news website, they decided to investigate further and brought charges against the couple in October. New Zealand Herald. Subscribe to Premium.