The foolish Django Unchained bit actress who was having sexual relations with her boyfriend in an open car — and then had the nerve to baselessly accuse officers with racial profiling for simply responding to the scene and questioning the couple — has been charged with lewd conduct in public.
Danielle Watts now has to appear in court because she acted much like her slave character in Django: an utterly senseless buffoon.
Watts and her boyfriend, celebrity chef Brian Lucas, are being slapped with the charge after Los Angeles City Attorney filed the charges this week after receiving various witness statements suggesting Watts and Lucas were having sex in her car outside CBS Studios and seeing photos of Watts straddling her Lucas with her breasts exposed.
Watts and Lucas are scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 13, for one charge each of misdemeanor lewd conduct. Both can receive a maximum sentence of six months in the Los Angeles County Jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
The African-American actress and her white boyfriend caused a national media uproar for questioning them in what they said was only a public display of affection.
When responding to the scene after receiving a complaint that “a white male and black female were involved in a sexual act inside a Mercedes” on Sept. 11, officers asked Watts for her identification. Watts did not want to comply with the mandate and instead pulled the race card, the celebrity card and the publicist card in order to wrangle herself out of the situation. And she walked away from a police officer, which could have led to her arrest to begin with.
“Somebody called, which gives me the right to be here,” the officer, later identified as Sgt. Jim Parker, is heard saying to Watts. “So it gives me the right to identify you by law.”
“Do you know how many times the cops have been called just for being black?” Watts responded.
“Who brought up the race card?” Parker asked.
“I’m bringing it up because I have every right to be here,” Watts said.
Parker again asked for her ID, the actress responded, “You can take me down to the court office, and I can make a scene about it. And you know what? I have a publicist, and I work as an actor in this studio.”
Parker, who the Los Angeles Times says routinely patrols a neighborhood home to many A-list celebs, including George Clooney and Miley Cyrus, was completely unfazed by this C-level bit actress.
“I’m mildly interested you have a publicist, but I’m going to get your ID,” he told Watts, according to the newspaper.
“No, I’m going to say no, and if you’d like my ID you can say that I’m resisting arrest,” she said in the audio that was soon released to the public.
“There’s no resisting, you’re just interfering,” Parker said. “I have probable cause; we received a radio call.”
Watts is then heard on the audio recording calling her father.
“I can’t make out with my boyfriend?” she is heard yelling. “I don’t have to give him my ID because it’s my right to sit on the f—— street corner and make out with my boyfriend. That’s my right.”
Watts’ unjustified hysteria and histrionics eventually earned her a seat the LAPD patrol car while handcuffed. She was released a few minutes later when her boyfriend gave the officer her ID.
Watts and Lucas then went on a public campaign against the LAPD, posting photos of the incident on social media accusing cops of racism and unlawful imprisonment on network TV.
“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,” Watts dribbled nonsensically on Facebook.
Lucas suggested police “harassed” the couple because they were an interracial couple and they thought Watts was a black prostitute.
The evidence collected by law enforcement seems to, in the minds of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, render the accusations levied by Watts and Lucas baseless.
“We were sent a collection of evidence from law enforcement,” Los Angeles City Attorney spokesperson Frank Mateljan said. “And after review, our prosecutors felt filing charges was appropriate.”
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson said the couple should apologize.