Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Oct 21, 2014 3:55 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actress who suggested she was detained by Los Angeles police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend has been charged with lewd conduct.

Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," and Brian Lucas each were charged Tuesday with misdemeanor counts that carry potential six-month jail terms.

An email to Lucas sent through his website and an email to Watts' agent, Justin Baxter, were not immediately returned.

Both are free pending arraignment.

The 28-year-old Watts was briefly handcuffed last month after police say she refused to provide identification to officers investigating a report of lewd conduct in a parked car in Studio City.

Watts said she and the 43-year-old Lucas were just kissing.

Local civil rights leaders blasted Watts for suggesting she was racially profiled because she's black and Lucas is white.

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