Django Actress: Cops Cuffed Me for Kissing White BF

Daniele Watts says police thought she was prostitute
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2014 4:58 AM CDT
Actress: I Was Handcuffed for Kissing White Husband
Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles yesterday.   (AP Photo/KABC-TV)

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts says she was accosted, handcuffed, and detained by LAPD officers last week—all for kissing her white partner in a car. Watts, who played Coco in the Quentin Tarantino movie and has also appeared in Weeds and Partners, says she was handcuffed for "refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place," the Guardian reports. Boyfriend Brian James Lucas, a TV chef, says in a Facebook post that it was obvious from the questions he was asked that the cops had seen a tattooed "white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl" and thought it was a prostitute and client.

"Because of my past experience with the law, I gave him my ID knowing we did nothing wrong, and when they asked D for hers, she refused to give it because they had no right to do so," Lucas writes. On her own Facebook page, Watts has a photo of a bleeding wound she says was caused by the cuffs. The LAPD tells the Hollywood Reporter that the pair were "briefly detained" but released without charge after officers investigated a 911 complaint "that a male and a female were involved in indecent exposure inside a Silver Mercedes with the vehicle door open." (Read more Django Unchained stories.)

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