Justin Timberlake was at the center of a celebrity scandal lately when photos emerged of him holding hands with this Palmer costar, Alisha Wainwright. Timberlake and Wainwright were out in New Orleans with other members of the cast and crew and they seemed to be rather close.
After the photos leaked, a source told People that the situation was “completely innocent.”
“It’s a balcony with a group of people and it was definitely nothing happening. He’s down there shooting [his film] Palmer, they’re starring in the movie together and they’re cool and everybody was just hanging out.”
The source continued, explaining that the video and pictures misrepresented the situation.
“The video may look a way, but literally it was nothing. It was some friends, members of the team, crew and people like that. They all know each other and were hanging. Like come on, they’re on an open balcony in New Orleans and he’s famous. It was nothing.”
A representative from Wainwrightd that anything was going on.
“There is no validity to this speculation. They are currently working on a project together. Members of the cast and crew were all together.”
The rumors still persisted, so Timberlake ended up taking to Instagram to offer his apology and to explain the situation.
“I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I feel it is important to address recent rumors that are hurting the people I love.
A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement — but let me be clear — nothing happened between me and my costar.
I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior.”
Timberlake continued, apologizing to his family for putting them in such an awkward situation.
“I should have known better. This is not the example I want to set for my son. I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be.
This was not that. I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it.”