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An African-American actress and her white boyfriend have accused two Studio City policemen of detaining her after watching her make out with him, believing she was a prostitute with a client.
Danièle Watts, star of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained
, wrote on her Facebook page
that she was handcuffed and thrown into the back of a police cruiser after failing to provide the officers with ID, according to The YBF
In her posting, Watts wrote, "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. 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."
According to Watts, she refused to show officers ID - saying she had done nothing wrong - before being placed, crying, in the back of a police cruiser only to eventually be released.
Writing on his own Facebook page
, her boyfriend, Chef Brian James Lucas elaborated, "Today, Daniele Watts & I were accosted by police officers after showing our affection publicly. 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)."