Last Friday, reports of Django Unchained actress Daniéle Watts being detained by California police surfaced on the Internet. According to Daniéle, she was questioned and detained by officers for simply kissing her boyfriend, who happens to be Caucasian, in public. However, TMZ has since reported that witnesses are saying that officers were actually called because Daniéle was having full-blown intercourse inside of their vehicle.
“Somebody called the police and said that there was lewd acts in the car,” an officer can be heard telling Daniéle in police audio captured during the incident.
“There are no lewd acts happening,” she replied.
“It doesn’t matter, we have to I.D. you,” the officer responded.
“I wasn’t doing anything. I’m on the phone with my Dad. This is my boyfriend,” she reasoned.
“I’m going to need your I.D. Someone called, which gives me the right to be here and it gives me the right to identify you.”
“Do you know how many times the cops have been called just for being Black?” Daniéle questioned. “Just because I’m Black and he’s White? I’m just being really honest, sir.”
“Who brought up the race card? Why?” the officer asked. “I said nothing about you being Black.”
According to reports, Daniéle had just left CBS studios in San Fernando Valley prior to the incident and witnesses at the nearby Directors Guild office say that watched Daniéle engage in full-on sex before the authorities were called. They claim that her boyfriend was seated in the vehicle while she straddled him. As previously reported, after refusing to present her I.D., Daniéle was cuffed. She was later released.
Listen to the audio below.