Breathe easy, Justin Timberlake – as it turns out, law enforcement isn’t after you. At least for now.
“The 20/20 Experience” singer is not being investigated for a selfie he took at a polling place in Memphis, contrary to a previous statement from the Shelby County, Tennessee, district attorney.
In a subsequent statement issued Tuesday, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Timberlake’s selfie is not under review, and it likely won’t be.
“The statement released earlier today by my office regarding Justin Timberlake and an investigation was incorrect and was released without my knowledge,” Weirich 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, Memphis native Timberlake posted a Instagram photo of himself seemingly at a polling place,
“Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote !!! No excuses, my good people!” Timberlake wrote in a caption accompanying 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.”
Shelby County DA spokesman Vince Higgins told TheWrap on Tuesday that the office “was made aware of a possible violation of state election law. The matter is under review by the D.A.’s office.”
Tennessee prohibits the taking of photos or videos in polling places. The law is a Class C misdemeanor, with violators facing a sentence of up to 30 days and a fine of no more than $50.
Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, are supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and held a fundraiser for Clinton at their Los Angeles home in August. The luncheon event reportedly raised more than $3 million for the candidate. Afterward, Timberlake tweeted a series of photo booth-style pictures featuring himself with Clinton and Biel.