LOS ANGELES – An attorney for “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend has entered not guilty pleas on their behalf to misdemeanor lewd conduct charges.
Attorney Lou Shapiro entered the pleas at a brief hearing Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Watts and Brian Lucas were charged in October after briefly being detained by Los Angeles police who were investigating a report of lewd conduct in a parked Mercedes the previous month.
After the incident, Watts suggested she was a victim of racial profiling. She has said she and her boyfriend were just kissing in the car.
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Police say officers followed proper protocols while investigating the call.
Neither Watts nor Lucas appeared in court Tuesday. Their case will be called again Feb. 23.