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'Django Unchained' Actress Mistaken for Prostitute, Accosted by LAPD

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'Django Unchained' Actress Mistaken for Prostitute, Accosted by LAPD

Danièle Watts says she was handcuffed and detained, and her wrist was "bleeding in pain"



An African-American actress who appeared in Django Unchained says she was accosted by Los Angeles police who mistakenly thought she was a prostitute.

Danièle Watts, who portrayed CoCo in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film and currently plays Martin Lawrence's daughter on FX's new comedy series Partners, wrote on her Facebook page that she and husband Brian James Lucas, who is white, were being affectionate in public when the incident occurred Thursday.

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“Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place,” she wrote. "When the officer arrived, I was standing on the sidewalk by a tree. I was talking to my father on my cell phone. I knew that I had done nothing wrong, that I wasn’t harming anyone, so I walked away. A few minutes later, I was still talking to my dad when 2 different police officers accosted me and forced me into handcuffs."

She also posted a photo of herself crying standing beside the officer and wrote that her wrist was "bleeding in pain."

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"As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong," she continued. "I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that 'authority figures' could control my BEING… my ability to BE!!!!!!!"

Lucas also wrote about the incident on his own Facebook page.

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"Today, Daniele Watts & I were accosted by police officers after showing our affection publicly," he wrote. "From the questions that he asked me as D was already on her phone with her dad, I could tell that whoever called on us (including the officers), saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were a HO (prostitute) & a TRICK (client). This is something that happened to her and her father when she was 16. What an assumption to make!!!"

The Los Angeles Police Department told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that the officers were responding to a radio call of indecent exposure. "The citizen who called the police to complain told the 9-1-1 operator that a male and a female were involved in indecent exposure inside a Silver Mercedes with the vehicle door open," reads the statement.

According to the LAPD, Watts and Lucas were "briefly detained" until it was determined that they had not committed a crime, at which point they were released.

"An internal complaint investigation has been initiated regarding this matter," the LAPD added.

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Watts also has appeared on several episodes of TV series Weeds as well as guest spots on Melissa & Joey, How I Met Your Mother and Private Practice, among others.

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I'm sure that if she just complied with the officer's instruction of producing her ID, things wouldn't have gone this far.

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Apparently there's more to this story -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...cism-rant.html

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What a looker he is. Nice to know she has such high standards...

If you wanna pork in public, do it in a minivan.

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Double talking willful mindf*cking psycho b*tch from Hell.

Playing the race card.

Cop had her cold.


If Obama had a son...

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I'm sure that if she just complied with the officer's instruction of producing her ID, things wouldn't have gone this far.
She is not compelled to show her ID except ONLY under extremely limited circumstances - detention with “reasonable, articulable suspicion” during a Terry stop” OR when being detained under “probable cause” for the commission of a crime.

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Double talking willful mindf*cking psycho b*tch from Hell.

Playing the race card.

Cop had her cold.


If Obama had a son...
Had her cold for what?

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Apparently there's more to this story - Isn't there always?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...cism-rant.html

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What a looker he is. Nice to know she has such high standards...

If you wanna pork in public, do it in a minivan.
Ort just don't fuck in public at all and you won't have to worry about what happens if somebody sees you.

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