Django Unchained actress to apologise to police
5 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Daniele Watts played Coco in Django Unchained and had a recurring role in Weeds
An actress investigated by police after a report she had sex in a car in public must apologise to officers, after admitting disturbing the peace.
Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts had initially claimed police actions last September were racially motivated.
Watts was handcuffed and briefly detained during the incident, after LA Police responded to a call about “indecent exposure”.
Prosecutors made a deal to drop charges of committing a lewd act in public.
Watts – who played Coco in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning 2012 film Django Unchained – and her boyfriend Brian James Lucas have been ordered to issue a written apology to three LA police officers.
They also pleaded no contest on Monday to disturbing the peace with loudness.
Lou Shapiro, a lawyer for the couple, said Watts will apologise for her comments but is not admitting she and Lucas engaged in lewd conduct.
He added she “wishes she hadn’t said some of the things she said” to police during the incident.
Watts posted this image, of herself and a policeman, on her Facebook page after the incident
According to the LA City Attorney’s Office they will also have to carry out 40 hours’ community service.
The pair had been facing up to six months in …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment