Danielle Watts

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Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts had her day in court today.

E! News has learned that the star pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace with loudness in the fall of last year with her boyfriend Brian Lucas.

The two were each ordered to serve one-year formal diversions, complete 40 hours of community service at a court-approved facility and both Lucas and Watts must write apology letters to their arresting officers.

Last September, the two were briefly detained by two Los Angeles Police officers who were responding to a citizen's complaint about indecent exposure.

Shortly after being held, Watts took to Facebook to defend herself.

Daniele Watts


"I was handcuffed and detained…after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place," she wrote

"When the officer arrived, I was standing on the sidewalk by a tree. I was talking to my father on my cell phone. I knew that I had done nothing wrong, that I wasn't harming anyone, so I walked away." 

Watts continued, "Today I exist with courage, knowing that I am blessed to have experienced what I did today. All of those feelings, no matter how uncomfortable. These feelings are what builds my internal strength, my ability to grow through WHATEVER may happen to me."

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