Django actress charged with lewd conduct

Django actress charged with lewd conduct
File photo from Watts' previous arrest in September.

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, has been charged with lewd conduct.

Watts, 28, and Brian Lucas, 43, were each were charged with misdemeanour counts that carry potential six-month jail terms. Both are free pending their arraignment.

Watts, 28, was briefly handcuffed last month after Los Angeles police said she refused to provide identification to officers investigating a report of lewd conduct in a parked car in Studio City.

Police said officers detained the pair after a complaint that two people were “involved in indecent exposure” in a silver Mercedes.

Watts said she and Lucas were just kissing.

After the incident Lucas told KCBS-TV he suspected police mistook Watts for a prostitute “because he was asking me questions like, ’Who is she? How do you know her? Are you together?”.

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