Timberlake and Wainwright are currently filming Palmer, though extra-curricular tape that has since gone viral sees the pair getting a little hands-y off-set.
Timberlake has now addressed the photos and rumours "that are hurting people the people I love."
In an Instagram post last night (December 4), he stated, "Let me be clear, nothing happened between me and my co-star."
Nevertheless, Timberlake admitted that he "displayed a strong lapse in judgment" and "drank way too much that night."
Timberlake went on to say that he regrets his behaviour and apologized to his wife and son for the "embarrassing situation."
Timberlake closed by saying that he is "focused on being the best husband and father I can be," and that he is proud of the work he's done on Palmer.
See his full post below.
Unfortunately, Twitter is being less than kind to Timberlake in the wake of the rumours and ensuing apology.
Many are comparing the situation to him escaping from the Super Bowl "nipple-gate" scandal unscathed, despite Janet Jackson's career taking a hit for the infamous wardrobe malfunction. Others are pointing out how often he talked about Britney Spears cheating on him in public appearances and his music.
See some of the backlash below.
What if Justin Timberlake were to escape scot free for all the public shenanigans caught on camera, and left a Black Woman holding the bag to have her career forever changed and reputation marred, without really ever coming to her defense?— VanLathan (@VanLathan) December 5, 2019
That couldn't happen? Right?
Justin Timberlake talking to his therapist after he was caught cheating pic.twitter.com/P29Qqpr9tu— 🎄Mariah Christmas ☃️ (@ANXSR3) December 5, 2019
Love that Timberlake's apology doesn't express that Alisha Wrainwright did nothing wrong. Truly classic Justin Timberlake to apologize while also silently implying that the black woman was the one who *really* did something wrong. pic.twitter.com/82mMlSiLoa— Kate Ladies Dancing 💃💃🏻💃🏼💃🏽💃🏾💃🏿💃💃🏻 (@kbschroedy) December 5, 2019
How Justin Timberlake gonna write like 5 songs about Britney Spears cheating on him like 20 years ago and then cheat on his wife.. his WIFE! Like he didn't used to have ramen noodle hair and was the main star of the less superior boy band of the 90s. The audacity.— kelly ☃️🎄 (@loveekrh) December 5, 2019
One of the best things Britney Spears ever did was cheat on Justin Timberlake's lame ass . pic.twitter.com/LpZg0BolEa— jess (@jessTHEmess1992) December 5, 2019
Justin Timberlake after he puts Britney, Janet, and Alisha through harassment and abuse for his fuck-ups. pic.twitter.com/OAz3u5IPEQ— 乃乇cズﾘ (@noitsrebecca) December 5, 2019