'Django Unchained' Actress Sentenced to Community Service After Judge Rejects Apology Letter
Last September, police questioned Daniele Watts and her boyfriend while investigating reports of people having sex in a car.
Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts has been ordered to perform community service after a judge refused to buy her apologies to Los Angeles police she'd accused of racial profiling.
Watts and her boyfriend, Brian Lucas, were sentenced Wednesday to 15 hours of community labor.
Last September, police questioned the couple while investigating reports of people having sex in a car. Watts, who is black, and Lucas, who is white, claimed they were profiled.
The couple later pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace and was told to write apology letters.
The Los Angeles Times says in her initial letter, Watts called a police sergeant sarcastic and dismissive. The judge said: try again. This week, Watts apologized for what she called lack of emotional control.
But the judge called the apologies insincere.