Attorney Gary Stiffelman issued a statement saying that Joe Piagentini, owner of Sharky’s Billiards in Rosemont, hadn’t inked any deal with Timberlake to sign autographs as was being promoted. However, Piagentini claimed a promoter assured him Timberlake has been paid $25,000 for the appearance and that it’s a go.
A statement from Jive Records went even further to warn the public that any reports of Timberlake appearances are greatly exaggerated.
"It has come to our attention that there have been several announcements of official Justin Timberlake after-parties or events during the FutureSex/LoveShow tour," the statement said. "We would like to take this time to make absolutely clear that there are no official Justin Timberlake after-parties, signings or events.
"Any and all venues that are promoting that Justin Timberlake will attend, sign or perform at their after-party or events are completely misleading the public."
No tickets had been sold for the Sharky’s event at press time but were reportedly advertised online at $100 each before the offer was yanked.