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TMZ Says Actress Allegedly Detained on Prostitution Suspicion Was Having Sex in Public


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This weekend, actress Daniele Watts alleged in a Facebook post that she’d been detained by police because she refused to give them ID after “showing affection” with her boyfriend while “fully clothed.” Her boyfriend wrote in his own Facebook post that police suspected Watts of being a prostitute, perhaps because she is black and he is white. A new TMZ report suggests that such a suspicion may have originated instead because the pair were having sex in the front seat of a car:

Daniele Watts had just left CBS studios in the San Fernando Valley around 2 PM Thursday. She says she was making out with her BF, but we’ve learned witnesses from the nearby Art Directors Guild office building told cops they were watching her and her BF have full-on sex in the passenger seat WITH THE DOOR OPEN!

The eyewitnesses said the guy was sitting in the seat, she was straddling him and it was for everyone to see. One eyewitness told cops they cleaned themselves up afterward with a tissue.

TMZ has also posted audio of Watts’ confrontation with officers.

Correction, Sept. 15, 2014: This post originally quoted TMZ as writing that witnesses had observed Watts from the Directors Guild office building. TMZ’s story now says the witnesses were watching from the Art Directors Guild office building.