Watts and her white husband Brian James exhibited displays of affection publicly with her sitting in his lap, which makes out. Afterwards she was on the telephone with her father when they were approached by two officers. They asked to see her identification and she had been handcuffed and put in a police vehicle while officers needed to identify her, when she refused. She reportedly cut on her wrist also posted photos on Facebook representing such. Those photos also depict her yelling with her hands forced behind her back. Daniele Watts is an actress who played the maid in Hollywood movie in the CandyLand mansion. She asserts that she was arrested to be mistaken for a prostitute and handcuffed.
Her husband also commented, "In the questions that he asked me as D was already on her cell phone with her daddy, I could tell that people called on us (including the officers), saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a sexy bootie shorted black woman and thought we were a HO (prostitute) and also a TRICK (client)." Watts was upset and humiliated. This episode follows the next in California wherein a television producer who was African American, while on his way to a pre-Emmy Awards party was arrested by officers. He fit a description and was cuffed. There was no record of Watt's episode because he only arrested was arrested and released. All we can say is, film star or not, be mindful in those "bootie" shorts, so you will never know when you might be targeted.