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Justin Timberlake Titled His Single 'Take Back The Night,' Issues Apology

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Justin Timberlake made a slight mistake with his new single. Created around the theme of going out and having a super fun time, the song is entitled, "Take Back The Night."

...so. In case you're not aware, that is a popular slogan at rallies against sexual assault, as well as an organization that helps sexual assault victims, the idea there being to reclaim the moment in which one was assaulted.

In a statement to Radar Online, Timberlake claimed that he didn't know that his song title was already spoken for:

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.
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He went on to note that it was an accident, and that ultimately, he hopes his song will be used for good:

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.