Justin Timberlake Not Being Investigated for His Ballot Selfie

Justin Timberlake is not in trouble for snapping a voting booth selfie after all.

MEMPHIS (ABC NEWS) - Justin Timberlake is not in trouble for snapping a voting booth selfie after all.

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich released a statement Tuesday evening to correct an earlier statement, which was made by a staffer who was not authorized to do so.

Originally, a representative of the office told ABC News that Timberlake's photo was under review, and if convicted of the misdemeanor, he could face up to 30 days behind bars, a $50 fine, or both.

"The statement released earlier today by my office regarding Justin Timberlake and an investigation was incorrect and was released without my knowledge,” she said. “I am out of town at a conference. No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so."

On Monday evening, Timberlake, 35, shared a photo of himself voting, explaining that he'd flown from Los Angeles to Memphis to do so. However, according to the Associated Press, Tennessee state law forbids voters to take photos or videos in polling places.

"Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote !!! No excuses, my good people!" he captioned the photo. "There could be early voting in your town too. If not, November 8th! Choose to have a voice! If you don't, then we can't HEAR YOU! Get out and VOTE! #excerciseyourrighttovote"

The singer did not specify his political preferences, though earlier this year, he and his wife, Jessica Biel, hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at their Los Angeles-area home. The famous couple even had a photo booth on-hand to capture memories from the event, and Timberlake shared a strip of pictures with his fans.

"Look WHO DID come over for lunch... Wow. #ImWithHer," he wrote.

A rep for the singer has not yet responded to a request for comment.


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