‘Django’ actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct
A “Django, Unchained” actress who claimed she was racially profiled by police in Hollywood last month has been charged with one count of lewd conduct.
Daniele Watts, and her white boyfriend Brian James Lucas, could face a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The charges stem from an incident last month outside CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department received calls that the couple was having sex in a parked car.
The African-American actress and her white boyfriend accused police of racism for questioning them in what they said was only a public display of affection.
Watts says that she was simply kissing her boyfriend, but photos taken by witnesses suggest otherwise. Civil rights leaders condemned the actress for suggesting that she was unfairly treated.
Watts ignored calls from civil rights activists for her to apologize for the matter.
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