Django Actress 'Lying,' Says Cop
He says Daniele Watts is making 'malicious, false statements'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2014 8:43 AM CDT
Actress Daniele Watts and Brian James Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles on Sept. 14, 2014.   (AP Photo/KABC-TV)

(Newser) Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts says she was handcuffed by police for kissing her white boyfriend in a car, but the responding officer says that's simply not true. "She is lying," LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker tells the Hollywood Reporter, adding that he recorded the entire incident. He says police received a public-nudity complaint; the caller said Watts and Brian James Lucas were having sex in a car near CBS Studios. "[Lucas] was in the passenger seat with his legs outside," according to the caller, an Art Directors Guild office employee, Parker says. He claims that at least one person took a picture, and TMZ apparently got its hands on that picture—and the gossip site notes that it certainly does look "like sex."

Parker says Watts and Lucas were no longer doing whatever it was they had been doing by the time he arrived—Watts was on the phone, standing outside the car. "People having sex in the car, no biggie. No one wants to arrest anybody," Parker says, but he did ask Lucas for Watts' ID. "And he [Lucas] said, 'Oh, I have her passport,'" which is when Watts started getting upset, Parker says, adding, "Quite frankly, I don't need to see her ID, but she does have to ID herself." He says Watts walked away, and he didn't want to engage in a physical confrontation, so he requested a female officer to come and bring Watts back. That's when the two officers he sent after her brought her back in cuffs, saying, "She's being difficult." As for Lucas, he was never cuffed, Parker points out. "I asked her, 'Why are you in handcuffs? He's [Lucas] been here this whole time not in handcuffs.'"