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16 July 2013, 09:51
The 'Suit & Tie' star says it is a "coincidence" that his song shares the name of a charity in America.
Justin Timberlake has addressed the controversy of the title of his new song 'Take Back The Night' and says he fully supports the charity who share the name of his newly released single.
After the 'Mirrors' singer unveiled the track last week it emerged that an anti-domestic violence charity shares the same name and had threatened legal action over its unauthorised use, however Justin has now released a statement claiming it is a "coincidence" and bringing "more awareness" to their cause.
"Upon the release of my new single 'Take Back The Night' I was made aware of an organisation of the same name called the Take Back The Night Foundation," Justin said in a statement released to Radar Online this week. "I want to take this opportunity to let all know that neither my song nor its lyrics have any association with the organisation.
"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 relationship for women, something we should all rally around," he continued. "It is my hope that this coincidence will bring more awareness to this cause.
Check out the single artwork for 'Take Back The Night' below:
"We are thrilled that Mr Timberlake has come out in support of the foundation and we are happy that this has furthered our visibility," the charity's executive director Katherine Koestner told the Mail Online this week. "It is all about making the best of a bad situation and making it a positive one - Take Back The Night is pleased to have the support of Justin Timberlake."
Justin Timberlake released 'Take Back The Night' as the first single from the second volume of his album 'The 20/20 Experience', due out on 30th September.