Last month, the ‘Django Unchained’ actress, Daniele Watts, was accosted by a police officer when an anonymous person called the police, complaining about inappropriate behavior. Now, she is being charged for lewd conduct.
Let’s recap what happened a month ago, the actress was out with her husband, Brian Lucas and were simply showing signs of affection, small things such as kissing. It’s also important to mention that they weren’t in plain view, they were in their car.
Someone complained to the police of indecent exposure in public and Watts was approached by a police officer and was even mistaken for a prostitute.
On the day of the incident, Watts took her case to the media and posted on her Facebook page the following: “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.”
About a month later, now, it was written in an L.A. Times article that the couple has been charged for inappropriate behavior in public and could serve 6 months in jail and face a fine of $1,000 if convicted. The actress and her husband took it upon themselves to express their thoughts to the newspaper and ensured that they thought the court was not only being racist but bias as well.
“Would someone have called the police if it had been a white couple? Would the sergeant have been so zealous in ‘investigating’ what was clearly not a crime? Does bias have something to do with how and why Brian and I have been stopped this year? I think it probably does” Watts told the L.A. Times when asked about how she felt towards the case.
Seen from other persons point of view, such as the friends and fans of the couple as well as the public and media, it does seem bias and racist and she does have a point; it’s not only wrong, it’s unfair because there have been much other worse public exposures.
No other information has been released regarding the case or the outcome but public and media have shown their support towards the ‘Django Unchained’ actress and hopefully, the wrong will be righted.