'Django Unchained' Actress Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Conduct

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Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas

Daniele Watts has claimed she was a victim of racial profiling after she and her boyfriend were detained when, she says, they were just kissing.

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.

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.

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