Danielle Watts And Boyfriend Brian Lucas Sentenced To 15 Days Of Community Service
Actress Danielle Watts and her boyfriend, Brian Lucas, have been sentenced to community service for having sex in public. A California judge had asked Watts and Lucas to write a letter apologizing to the LAPD, which they had accused of racism to avoid the sentence, they first declined and later wrote an unacceptable letter.
Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts is making headlines again. A judge in California has sentenced Brian Lucas and his girlfriend, Daniele Watts, to 15 days of community service and two years of probation.
The judge was willing to eliminate the punishment if they would apologize in a letter to the Los Angeles Police Department, but the pair refused at first. Most likely under the advice of their attorney, the duo changed their minds and penned the letter, but the judge deemed it insincere, and the sentence was given. Part of the letter read:
“Hopefully you can forgive the fact that my heightened emotions disturbed what might have otherwise been a carefree stop on your way to a nice cup of coffee.”
Sgt. Jim Parker, who was the one who arrested the pair, said after the sentencing:
“That was not an apology at all.It was an excuse letter.”
The couple landed in trouble with the law in September of 2014 after they were caught in public in a compromising position. According to Officer Parker, Miss Watts was seen by several passersby exposing her breasts sitting on Lucas in a car and having sex.
The couple was also seen kissing prompting many people to call 911 and report the incident. Few of those, who called the authorities, assumed that Watts was a prostitute.
Watts and Lucas were arrested and charged with committing lewd acts. Those charges were dropped as part of a plea deal. During the arrest, the star refused to cooperate with the police and said Parker’s actions were racist. To make sure the world understood that no racism played a part in the arrest, Parker released the audio of the exchange to the public:
“Do you know how many times I’ve been called, the cops have been called just for being black?” Watts said on the recording. “Just because we’re black and he’s white? I’m just being really honest, sir.”
“Who brought up the race card?” Parker said.
“I’m bringing it up,” Watts said.
“I said nothing about you being black,” Parker said.
Watts still claims that race is the reason she was arrested, and her civil liberties were stumped on. As for Parker, him leaking the recording led to disciplinary actions, which prompted him to retire after 26 years with the LAPD.