One of the stars of FX’s “Partners” was detained by the Los Angeles Police Department after officers mistakenly thought she was a prostitute, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Actress Daniele Watts recounted the incident on her Facebook page, writing that she 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.”
According to the THR story, Watts and her husband, who is white, were being affectionate in public when the police accosted her. Watts is also known for her role as CoCo in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Django Unchained.”
The LAPD told the publication that the officers responded to a report of indecent exposure, with a caller complaining about a man and woman “involved in indecent exposure inside a Silver Mercedes with the vehicle door open.”
The LAPD said the pair were “briefly detained,” and were released when it was determined they hadn’t committed a crime.
Watts plays Laura Jackson on “Partners,” which also stars Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence.