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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has addressed allegations that he stole the title of his new single, “Take Back The Night,” from a sexual assault awareness organization that has trademarked the name. He tells celebrity news:
It was a “coincidence.”
Last week, Justin Timberlake and his team were sent a letter threatening legal action over his recently debuted single (with R-rated lyrics),”Take Back The Night,” for not seeking permission from a sexual assault awareness foundation that has already claimed the name.
Now the “Tunnel Vision” singer is apologizing for the unfortunate “coincidence”… but he’s definitely not taking his song down.
Justin said in a statement:
“Upon the release of my new single ‘Take Back The Night,’ I was made aware of an organization of the same name called The Take Back The Night Foundation. I wanted to take this opportunity to let all know that neither my song nor its lyrics have any association with the organization. As I’ve learned more about The Take Back The Night Foundation, I’m moved by its efforts to stop violence against women, create safe communities and encourage respectful relationships for women – something we all should rally around.”
“It is my hope that this coincidence will bring more awareness to this cause.”
However, the organization doesn’t believe that Timberlake didn’t know they existed. They told Rolling Stone on Monday:
“It just shows how far we have to go when Take Back the Night as a historic movement to end sexual violence in all forms is still not widely enough known, according to Mr. Timberlake, that he claims he didn’t know that we existed.”
Your move, TBTN Foundation.
Do you think they’ll go on with the lawsuit?
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