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Robert Pattinson's Rumored Girlfriend, Fka twigs, ‘Disgusted’ By Racism She Says She Received on Twitter

20 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Robert Pattinson‘s rumored girlfriend, singer Fka twigs, is reporting a disturbing “amount of racism” being hurled at her through Twitter comments since the couple's relationship gained publicity earlier this month. “I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week,” the 26-year-old English singer-songwriter, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, tweeted Sunday. “Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it's unacceptable online.” Also read: Daniele Watts Admits Mistakes, Explains Why She Didn't Cooperate With Lapd Twigs, one of Billboard‘s “14 Artists to Watch in 2014,” is of Jamaican and Spanish descent. »

- Greg Gilman

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Daniele Watts Admits Mistakes, Explains Why She Didn't Cooperate With Police

29 September 2014 12:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Daniele Watts wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times in which she addressed the controversy surrounding her recent police stop that made headlines. The “Django Unchained” actress acknowledged that she could have been calmer and more patient, but stood by her use of what the Los Angeles Police Department officer on the scene called the “race card.” As Watts described the scene in her article, she and her partner Brian Lewis were standing on the grass when police approached them. “He said he had received a call about a couple engaged in lewd conduct and asked for our IDs, »

- Jason Hughes

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Officer in 'Django Unchained' Actress Incident Calls Lapd Investigation "Disgusting"

23 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The police officer at the center of the brief detention of actress Daniele Watts is calling foul play over the Lapd's internal affairs investigation of the incident.  Lapd Sgt. Jim Parker says that he and the two junior officers are being deprived of due process by being investigated without formal charges.   "It's very frustrating to learn Watts never filed a complaint but the department started its own complaint and no allegations have been framed yet,'" Parker tells The Hollywood Reporter. "This is what our department has become under current leadership! It's disgusting." See more  Stars Behaving Badly: From Justin Bieber

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- Soo Youn

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Once Supporters Now Critical of Actress Daniele Watts, as Civil Rights Activists Call on Actress to Apologize

22 September 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Clearly, this hasn't worked out quite as well as the actress may have hoped.  After going viral about a week ago, with countless voices sharing their support and encouragement of Daniele Watts - the black actress who claimed that she was detained by the Lapd for kissing her white boyfriend in public - many of those same voices have turned against her, after new evidence that wasn't initially public, was released late last week (thanks to TMZ) - specifically an audio recording of the incident, as well as photographs taken by onlookers. Comments left on Watts' Facebook page have become increasingly negative. A tiny sample: - "I'm black, but the latest audio that »

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Civil Rights Activists Call on 'Django Unchained' Actress to Apologize to Lapd

20 September 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Civil rights leaders who initially defended Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts in her dispute with the Los Angeles Police Department are now calling on her to apologize.  Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable president Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Project Islamic Hope president Najee Ali and other activists held a press conference Friday, telling reporters that they now have doubts about Watts' side of the story. "I was one that was very outspoken about it," Hutchinson said about having come to Watts' defense when her story first broke, as quoted by NBC 4. "We take racial profiling very seriously. It's not a play

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Daniele Watts Refuses to Apologize to the Lapd: There Was No Charge Against Me

19 September 2014 6:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts is refusing to apologize to the Los Angeles Police Department despite backlash from critics and “overtly racist and sexist remarks” on social media. Also read: Daniele Watts’ Boyfriend Reveals Why the Actress ‘Pulled the Race Card’ During Police Stop “When I was forced into handcuffs, the detaining officer cited this as his reason: ‘My supervisor said that you, he ordered you to stay and you left, so that's why we pulled over — and that's why you're being detained,'” she said in a statement given to TheWrap. “This is simply not true.” As TheWrap previously reported, »

- Travis Reilly

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Daniele Watts’ Boyfriend Reveals Why the Actress ‘Pulled the Race Card’ During Police Stop

18 September 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Daniele Watts has been accused of playing the race card after refusing to hand over identification to Los Angeles police officers who detained her last week. But boyfriend Brian James Lucas has defended her actions, explaining she's been subjected to similar treatment on several occasions. Also read: ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts Under Scrutiny: Her Credibility Is Going to Be in the Toilet “ was the third time in the past few months that and I have had to deal with cops profiling a ‘black and white couple,'” he said Wednesday in a Facebook statement. On Sept. 11, the “Django Unchained” actress made headlines when. »

- Travis Reilly

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‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts Under Scrutiny: Her Credibility Is Going to Be in the Toilet

17 September 2014 10:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts wasn't off base when she said African-Americans are frequently profiled by police officers, according to a college professor specializing in race relations in America. But Watts’ insistence that she did “nothing wrong” is being called into question. “She has tapped into a general complaint and a complaint that has legitimacy,” Dr. David Horne, acting chair of the Department of Africana Studies at California State University Northridge, told TheWrap on Wednesday. But Horne added if Watts’ insistence that she was not having sex on a public street turns out to be untrue, “Her own credibility is now going to be. »

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That Story About the Django Unchained Actress Handcuffed for ‘Kissing While Black’ Just Got More Complicated

17 September 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Django Unchained actress Danièle Watts made headlines this weekend after her Facebook post about being detained by the Lapd for "kissing while black" went viral. Now the police are striking back, with the help of their unofficial publicity arm (in this case), TMZ. On Tuesday, TMZ released the police department's audio recording of the incident, which it says exonerates Lapd Sergeant Jim Parker. In the clip, Parker tells Watts he's received a complaint about Watts and partner Brian Lucas having sex in a car with the door open. Watts says they were only kissing, and refuses to hand over her I.D. The situation escalates from there, ending with those pictures of a handcuffed Watts breaking down in tears. This is where things get tricky. In the audio, Watts clearly believes she's not required to hand over her license, but since the state doesn't have a Stop and Identify law, »

- Nate Jones

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Django Unchained Actress's Battle with Lapd Heats Up

17 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

An incident involving actress Daniele Watts and the Lapd is quickly becoming a case of he said, she said. Watts posted on Facebook on Sept. 11 that "2 different police officers accosted me and forced me into handcuffs. I knew that I had done nothing wrong." She says she was arrested for merely "showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place" with her partner, celebrity chef Brian James Lucas. According to the Lapd, officers responded to a radio call generated by a concerned citizen, who complained that a male and a female were involved in indecent exposure inside a silver Mercedes with the vehicle door open. »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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Django Unchained Actress's Battle with Lapd Heats Up

17 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

An incident involving actress Daniele Watts and the Lapd is quickly becoming a case of he said, she said. Watts posted on Facebook on Sept. 11 that "2 different police officers accosted me and forced me into handcuffs. I knew that I had done nothing wrong." She says she was arrested for merely "showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place" with her partner, celebrity chef Brian James Lucas. According to the Lapd, officers responded to a radio call generated by a concerned citizen, who complained that a male and a female were involved in indecent exposure inside a silver Mercedes with the vehicle door open. »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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'Django' Actress -- We Got the Pictures ... And it Looks Like Sex

17 September 2014 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The "Django Unchained" actress who cried racism against the Lapd ... claiming they harassed and hurt her because she was just making out with making out with her white boyfriend in a car -- has some explaining to do, because we obtained pictures that seem to show A Lot more than sucking face.The pictures were taken Thursday outside the CBS lot in Studio City.  You see Daniele Watts straddling Bf Brian -- their hands steadying themselves around the sunroof. »

- TMZ Staff

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Lapd Officer: 'Django Unchained' Actress "Is Lying"

16 September 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Los Angeles police officer involved in a confrontation with Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts is emphatically defending himself against any charges of wrongdoing.  "She is lying," Lapd Sgt. Jim Parker tells The Hollywood Reporter, contending the actress is making "malicious and false statements." Watts, who is African-American, says the police accused her of prostitution because she was being publicly affectionate with her white boyfriend, Brian James Lucas. “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

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- Soo Youn

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Django Unchained Actress Daniele Watts Defends Not Giving ID to Cop During Detainment: ''I Believe in Freedom''

15 September 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Django Unchained star Daniele Watts is defending her decision to refuse giving her ID to a cop during a run-in with police Thursday. Last week, the actress was briefly detained by two Lapd officers when they responded to a citizen's complaint about indecent exposure. Watts insisted she and her boyfriend were only making out in their car. Watts was handcuffed by an officer and refused to provide identification because she claimed she did nothing wrong. Now, Watts is standing her ground and defending her choice to not give her ID to the cop. "I believe in America and what it stands for," Watts told CNN during a joint interview with her boyfriend Brian. "And I believe in freedom. I think that a »

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'Django Unchained' Actress Daniele Watts Detained After Cops Investigate 'Sexual Act'

15 September 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

An actress who starred in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," along with her boyfriend, have gone public after Los Angeles police officers detained them last Thursday.

Daniele Watts, who played Coco in the 2012 film, posted on her Facebook that she was talking to her father on a cell phone near the CBS Studio Center when an officer approached her.

She claimed that she walked away before two other cops came and "forced" her into handcuffs "after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place."

Watts' boyfriend Brian Lucas, an L.A. chef also known as Chef Be*Live, told a similar story on his own Facebook, writing that they were approached by police 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 »

- Jesse Ferreras

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Police to ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts: ‘Thank You for Bringing Up the Race Card’ (Audio)

15 September 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

New audio has emerged of “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts furiously refusing to cooperate with Los Angeles police officers asking for identification while responding to a complaint that two people were involved in “lewd acts” inside a parked silver Mercedes on Sunday. “You know how many times the cops have been called just because I'm black and he's white?” Watts said in audio (below) obtained by TMZ. “I'm just being really honest, sir.” Also read: Wrongfully Detained Black TV Producer's Arrest Record Probably Won't Go Away “Who brought up a race card? I never said nothing about you being black, »

- Greg Gilman

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'Django Unchained' Actress -- Cops: After Car Sex She Pulls Race, Fame Card (Police Audio)

15 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The "Django Unchained" actress who claimed she was harassed and hurt by cops after making out with her boyfriend was actually having sex in her car according to witnesses ... then went on a rant with cops accusing them of racism and not knowing who she was ... according to police audio obtained by TMZ.Daniele Watts had just left CBS studios in the San Fernando Valley around 2 Pm Thursday. She says she was making out with her Bf, »

- TMZ Staff

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'Django Unchained' Actress Says Police Officer Who Detained Her Was "Condescending"

15 September 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just days after she was detained by police officers who she claims thought she was a prostitute, Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts appeared on CNN's New Day with her boyfriend, Brian James Lucas, continuing to stand behind her actions and saying she hoped that her experience could serve as a teaching moment. "I feel humbled by the experience and know that there's a lot for us to grow and learn from it," Watts said. Watts explained that she resisted handing over her ID, which a police officer asked her to do, according to audio of the incident released Monday morning

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Django Unchained Actress Tells CNN Why She Didn’t Give ‘Condescending’ Lapd Officer Her ID

15 September 2014 6:27 AM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

Actress Danièle Watts and boyfriend Brian James Lucas appeared on CNN's New Day Monday morning and recounted the incident with the Lapd in which Watts was detained after she refused to surrender identification. The incident occurred after the couple had been seen kissing in Studio City, and Watts and Lucas believed (according to posts on their respective Facebook walls) that the cops mistook them for a prostitute and john. »

- Evan McMurry

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Big Bang Theory Star Mayim Bialik Slams Ariana Grande, Martha Stewart Thinks Gwyneth Paltrow “Needs To Be Quiet” + More of Today’s First Dibs

15 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Mayim Bialik doesn’t understand Ariana Grande‘s marketing tactic, Martha Stewart doesn’t appreciate Gwyneth Paltrow moving into the lifestyle business, a Django Unchained actress is mistaken for a hooker, and more of today’s First Dibs.

Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik dissed Ariana Grande: “If she has a talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie?” [Huffington Post] Martha Stewart thinks Gwyneth Paltrow should shut up. [Gawker] Urban Outfitters is getting major cristicism after selling “blood-splattered” Kent State sweatshirts in reference to the 1970 school shooting. The retailer has already come out with a public apology. [People/Twitlonger] Daniele Watts from Django Unchained claims to have been “accosted” by police who mistook her for a prostitute. [Gossip Cop] Miss New York Kira Kazantsev takes the crown as Miss America 2015. [Hollywood Life] Lauren Conrad tied the knot with William Tell over the weekend. [Us Weekly] Kendall Jenner called a photographer a “Perv »

- Taylor Ferber

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