African American actress Daniele Watts was handcuffed in Studio City, Los Angeles on Thursday after kissing her husband Brian James Lucas, who is white, in a silver Mercedes Benz, with the door open. A citizen called the police with a complaint of indecent exposure. Two police officers responded to the call and arrived on the scene. They handcuffed Watts, placed her in the back of the police car and demanded to see identification.
Watts, who stars as Martin Lawrence’s daughter on FX’s Partners, explained on Facebook that she was handcuffed “after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place.” Her husband, aka Chef BeLive, a gourmet raw food chef, also took to Facebook. The heavily tattooed chef wrote, from the questions that he was being asked by one of the officers: “I could tell that whoever called on us (including the officers), saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were a HO (prostitute) & a TRICK (client).”