The “Django Unchained” actress who complained she was the victim of racism following a stop by Los Angeles cops last month has been charged with misdemeanor lewd conduct.
Daniele Watts and her boyfriend Brian Lucas have been charged with one count each and are due for arraignment Nov. 13, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney told the Daily News Tuesday.
If convicted, they face a maximum of six months in jail and a fine of $1,000.
“We were sent a collection of evidence from law enforcement and after review, our prosecutors felt filing was appropriate,” spokesman Frank Mateljan said.
The black actress and her white boyfriend were stopped by cops in Studio City on Sept. 11 after police were called to the scene by a witness who claimed the couple was having sex in public.
Watts refused to show her identification and was placed in handcuffs while three officers tried to identify her following the complaint.
Audio of the stop obtained by The News revealed Watts went berserk with accusations her rights were being violated, in part due to her race.
“The cop pulled us over because he thought I was a prostitute,” she said, referring to the first officer who responded to the scene.
Elsewhere in the recording, Watts can be heard crying as a male officer asks her to let him explain the reason for her detainment.