Justin Timberlake released "Take Back The Night," his new single off of the forthcoming The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2), last week. The song shares the same title of a sexual assault awareness group that has since objected to the name of the song.
According to the foundation's Executive Director Katherine Koestner, Take Back The Night's lawyers sent a letter to JT stating that he used their name without permission. According to Timberlake's statement issued to Radar Online, he was unaware of the organization and has now come forward to support them.
Timberlake released the statement below:
“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.”