The Hustle & Flow star revealed she had decided not to enroll her son at the University of Southern California after he was pulled over by cops during a visit to the school.

Convinced her 20-year-old son Marcel was treated unfairly in two incidents with cops in California, she told Uptown magazine, "My child has been racially profiled. He was in Glendale, California and did exactly everything the cops told him to do, including letting them illegally search his car. It was bogus because they didn't give him the ticket for what he was pulled over for.

"Then he's at University of Southern California, the school that I was going to transfer him to, when police stopped him for having his hands in his pockets... I'm not paying $50,000 so I can't sleep at night wondering is this the night my son is getting racially profiled on campus."

However, now it appears Henson had her facts wrong thanks to quick-thinking Glendale police bosses, who have unearthed video footage of the incident involving her son.

The footage proves the cop who pulled her son over could not have been more polite, and reveals he didn't cite Marcel for a traffic violation or possession of Ritalin without a prescription.

The actress has released a statement, which reads, "I would like to publicly apologise to the officer and the. A mother's job is not easy and neither is a police officer's. Sometimes as humans we overreact without gathering all of the facts. As a mother in this case I overreacted and for that I apologise."

She adds, "Thank you to that officer for being kind to my son."

The statement comes a day after the executive director of USC's Department of Public Safety offered to launch an investigation into Henson's claims, stating, "I would like to look into this matter further and better understand who was involved and what took place."