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Daniele Watts and her boyfriend entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor lewd conduct charges (AP)

Daniele Watts and her boyfriend entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor lewd conduct charges (AP)

Daniele Watts and her boyfriend entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor lewd conduct charges (AP)

A lawyer for Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend has entered not guilty pleas on their behalf to misdemeanuor lewd conduct charges.

Lou Shapiro entered the pleas at a brief hearing on 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 on Tuesday. Their case will be back in court on February 23.

PA Media