'Django Unchained' Actress Handcuffed After Kissing Her White Husband

Daniele Watts, an African-American actress best known for her work on the TV show Weeds and the film Django Unchained, was reportedly detained by police after they stopped her while she was kissing her Caucasian husband and, when she failed to produce an ID, handcuffed her because they assumed she was a prostitute, according to Watts.

The celebrity and her husband Brian Lucas both posted separate angry rants on their Facebook pages, along with photos of the incident taking place in Los Angeles. Watts, who said she became emotional sitting in the back of the police car, didn't hold back and shared exactly how she felt the moment police allegedly treated her like a criminal for expressing her love for her spouse in public.

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On her Facebook page, the actress 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.

Watts went on to say that she cried in the back of the cop car in part because she couldn't believe she lived in a country that calls itself "the land of the free and the home of the brave," and yet she was forced to be humiliated in public by authority figures who simply did not have the right to apprehend her in the first place.

Looking at the photo of Daniele clad in a T-shirt and colorful shorts and sneakers, I can't imagine why police stopped her. And, unfortunately, the LAPD is not commenting so we don't know the other side of this story right now.

What do you think happened here? Why would police handcuff Watts?

 

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