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Django Unchained's Daniele Watts Charged With Lewd Conduct After Alleged Sexual Act in Public

4 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts, along with her boyfriend Brian James Lucas, has been charged with lewd acts committed in public. Additionally, Lucas has been charged with soliciting a person to engage in lewd acts in public view. The two were originally detained on Sept. 11 after police responded to a citizen's complaint about the two allegedly engaging in a sexual act inside of a Mercedes-Benz with the door open in broad daylight. Shortly after being held by police, the actress took to Facebook to claim her innocence. "I was handcuffed and detained…after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place," »

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'Django Unchained' Actress Reportedly Charged With Lewd Conduct

5 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Django Unchained actress who claimed racial profiling by police last month has been charged with lewd conduct, according to TMZ, which broke the story initially.  Daniele Watts and her boyfriend, Brian James Lucas, were each reportedly charged with lewd conduct, a misdemeanor that could result in six months in county jail and a $1,000 fine. The couple were stopped after eyewitnesses called the Los Angeles Police Department complaining of a couple having sex in public during daylight hours. Both parties initially denied any wrongdoing, with Watts writing on Facebook that the couple was only "showing affection, fully

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- Soo Youn

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‘Django Unchained’ Actress Charged With Lewd Conduct

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts, who made headlines last month saying she was accosted by police after they mistook her for a prostitute, has been charged with lewd conduct for the incident, along with her boyfriend Brian James Lucas, according to TMZ.

Los Angeles police approached the couple while they were in a car outside CBS Studios, with police saying they received an indecent exposure complaint. Watts took to social media to voice her concerns.

“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 on her Facebook page.

According to the L.A. Times, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office charged the couple with misdemeanor lewd conduct. If convicted, they could serve a maximum of six months in jail and face a $1,000 fine. »

- Alex Stedman

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‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts, Boyfriend Charged With Lewd Conduct

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

Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend Brian James Lucas have each been charged with lewd conduct after being detained by Los Angeles police officers in the Studio City neighborhood last month. According to a legal document issued to TheWrap Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Attorney's office, the 28-year-old actress and her partner were each charged with one count, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. The two are set to be arraigned on Nov. 13. A representative for Watts has not yet responded to TheWrap‘s request for comment. Also read: ‘Django Unchained »

- Travis Reilly and Anita Bennett

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'Django' Actress & Bf -- Charged With Lewd Conduct -- For Car Sex

7 hours ago | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts may be convincing in the movies, but not in real life because she's just been charged with lewd conduct for allegedly having sex in her car outside CBS Studios.Watts went on a campaign against the Lapd ... accusing cops of racism for cuffing her after people complained they were banging in the Mercedes in Studio City.  Watts, who claims she and her Bf were just making out, walked away from cops in a fury, »

- TMZ Staff

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Ex-mtv Host and Mma Fighter Jason Miller Live Tweets Police Standoff

9 October 2014 3:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ex-mtv host and Maa fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller lived tweeted a standoff Thursday with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, the Swat team and even a bomb squad before surrendering to police. “I need to tell everyone about the absolute waste of resources going on outside of my house right now,” he tweeted. “I am counting no less than five officers.” Also read: Daniele Watts Admits Mistakes, Explains Why She Didn't Cooperate With Police Miller's rant on Twitter began Thursday morning when police attempted to serve a warrant at his Mission Viejo, Calif. home for alleged instances of stalking and domestic violence. »

- Travis Reilly

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

29 September 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | 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, »

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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. »

- Anita Bennett

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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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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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