Now this is embarrassing.. Civil rights leaders have officially called for actress Daniele Watts to apologize to the L.A.P.D. after she lied, claimed was racially profiled and illegally detained.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable said the L.A.P.D. acted appropriately while adding Watts had lied..
“Don’t make us look dumb,” Hutchison said. “Don’t make yourself look stupid. Because when you do that, you totally do a disservice to what we consider is still a compelling, major, deadly issue, and that’s racial profiling.”
“We took her word that she had been a victim, but now we know it’s not true,” said Najee Ali with Project Islamic Hope. “So we feel that she has done a disservice to the community and especially those in the civil rights community who backed her claim initially.” source
Watts was detained last Thursday in Studio City after she and her boyfriend were questioned by the LAPD. Officers were responding to reports of a couple engaging in lewd behavior in a parked car which was later substantiated by photographs and an oozing, sticky tissue discarded at the scene.