‘Django Unchained’ actress, Daniele Watts was allegedly caught having sex in her car with boyfriend, Brian James Lucas, on Sept. 11. However, when the police arrived and asked for her ID, she went off on them, accusing them of being racist and not knowing who she was!
Daniele Watts totally pulled the “Do you know who I am?” card on Sept. 11 when police arrived to Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, Cali., following reports that she was spotted straddling her husband, Brian James Lucas, in the passenger seat of their car. Listen to the audio of the detainment below — which includes the Django Unchained actress screaming at the police!
Daniele Watts: ‘Django Unchained’ Star Detained
“Do you know how many times we’ve been stopped because I’m black and he’s white?” Danielle asked Sgt. Jim Parker in the audio, obtained by TMZ. She also later added that she had a publicist, trying to get them to realize she was an actress.
“It’s my right to sit on the f–king street corner and make out with my boyfriend,” she told police, after refusing to hand over her ID. Police were called to the scene after witnesses claim that Daniele and her husband were sitting in the front seat of their car having sex. However, they claimed they were just making out.
The LAPD later released a statement, according to the LA Times. Following the call, officers and a sergeant arrived to the 11900 block of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City and “located two individuals that matched the description of the suspects, and they were briefly detained. Upon further investigation it was determined that no crime had been committed,. Ms. Watts and her companion were subsequently released.”
Daniele Speaks Out After Detainment
On Sept. 11, the actress took to Facebook to explain just what went down:
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. As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!!!!!!!
I was sitting in that back of this cop car, filled with adrenaline, my wrist bleeding in pain, and it occurred to me, that even there, I STILL HAD POWER OVER MY OWN SPIRIT. Those cops could not stop me from expressing myself. They could not stop the cathartic tears and rage from flowing out of me. They could not force me to feel bad about myself. Yes, they had control over my physical body, but not my emotions. My feelings. My spirit was, and still is FREE.
I will continue to look any “authority figure” in the eye without fear. NO POLICE OFFICER OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IS MORE POWERFUL THAN ME. WE ARE EQUALS. I KNOW THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE FREE BECAUSE THAT IS THE NATURE OF MY SPIRIT.
And moreover, I deeply enjoyed connecting with the cops who detained me. I allowed myself to be honest about my anger, frustration, and rage as tears flowed from my eyes. The tears I cry for a country that calls itself “the land of the free and the home of the brave” and yet detains people for claiming that very right.
Today I exist with courage, knowing that I am blessed to have experienced what I did today. All of those feelings, no matter how uncomfortable. These feelings are what builds my internal strength, my ability to grow through WHATEVER may happen to me.
That internal knowing is what guides me in this world. Not the law, not fear, not mistrust of government or cops or anything else. In this moment there is a still small voice whispering to me. It says: You are love. You are free. You are pure.
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— Emily Longeretta