Daniele Watts – the black lady who played Coco in Django Unchained – was accosted by LAPD cops after someone spotted her kissing her white husband in public.
In a long Facebook post, Watts described how two police officers accosted her and Brian James Lucas on Thursday as they made out in their car parked outside CBS Studios in San Fernando Valley, CA:
Today [Thursday] 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.
Lucas – a well-known celebrity chef – also backed up Watts’ claims, saying in his own Facebook post:
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).
This is something that happened to her and her father when she was 16. What an assumption to make!!!
Because of my past experience with the law, I gave him my ID knowing we did nothing wrong and when they asked D for hers, she refused to give it because they had no right to do so.
So they handcuffed her and threw her roughly into the back of the cop car until they could figure out who she was. In the process of handcuffing her, they cut her wrist, which was truly NOT COOL!!!
Both of them posted pictures of the incident on their respective posts,one of which you can see above.
After finding out who they really were, the officers let them go. Both say they intend to file a formal complaint, and have already lawyered up.