Actress mistaken for a prostitute

Actress mistaken for a prostitute
Actress Daniele Watts says she was handcuffed by US police shortly after kissing her husband.

US actress Daniele Watts, who played a slave in Django Unchained, claims she was harassed by Los Angeles police officers after being mistaken for a prostitute.

Watts, who played house slave CoCo in Django, shared the news on Facebook, Variety reported.

"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," she wrote.

She said she was kissing her husband Brian James Lucas when she was stopped by police, who may have assumed she was a prostitute with her client.

She posted a picture of herself sobbing as she stood in front of an office in shorts, a T-shirt and running shoes.

Watts refused to show her ID to the cops, and was therefore handcuffed and seated in the back of their car until they could figure out who she was.


They let her go quickly afterward.

An police spokesman said there was no record of the incident as Watts wasn't arrested or brought into the station for questioning.

Watts told UK's Eye for Film website she was released when it became apparent that there was no evidence to support her continued detention.

This article was first published on Sep 15, 2014.
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