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Justin Timberlake May Face Lawsuit over Song Title

Justin Timberlake may be facing a lawsuit from an activist group that wants to take back the title of his new single, "Take Back the Night."

The leaders of Take Back the Night, an anti-sexual assault organization that's been operating since 1976, are upset that JT appropriated their name for the tune -- particularly given the steaminess of the lyrics.

Executive Director Katherine Koestner tells Radar Online, "Normally, we get asked when people want to use the name. Normally, entities as large as Justin Timberlake do very kind and thoughtful things to support our cause. His agent said, ‘Justin’s a good guy! He’s a family man!’ They claimed he’d never heard of us before he wrote that song. I don’t know what country he’s been in. The lyrics are not at all clearly anti-sexual violence. 'Use me,’ for example, is not a great phrase for anyone affiliated with the organization.”

Koestner says that Take Back the Night received donations and requests for permission from producers of CSI and The Devil Wears Prada in past years.

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