Cops Arrest and Accuse Black Actress of Prostitution After Kissing White Boyfriend


Danièle Watts, star of Django Unchained, claims she was arrested by police after they observed her kissing her boyfriend in public, assuming that she was a prostitute with her client.

Below is an excerpt from a post to her Facebook page.

“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.”

Her boyfriend, Chef Brian James Lucas, also posted to his own Facebook page corroborating the story.

“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).”

Also on Lucas’ page is a photo of an injury Watts sustained while being arrested, a gash on her arm. According to Lucas, the couple are pursuing legal recourse and have been in contact with lawyers, the ACLU, and the NAACP.