Justin Timberlake, who could have been in serious trouble simply because of an Instagram picture, is now safe. And all he wanted was to convince the American public to go out there and vote.
Reporter: Natalia Sokolowska | Sub-Editor: Alex Clement
On Monday 24th October, the actor posted a picture of himself at the polling station on social media. He flew in from California to his home town of Memphis just for this occasion, to take advantage of the early vote.
Last year Tennessee governor, Bill Haslam, signed a bill which allows people to use their phones at all polling stations for “informational purposes to assist the voter in making election decisions”, but does not allow taking pictures, record videos or make any phone calls.
On Tuesday,a representative from the Shelby County D.A.’s Office says that Justin’s case is currently ‘under review’. Luckily,hours later Shelby Country D.A. General said”The statement released earlier today by my office regarding Justin Timberlake and an investigation was incorrect, and was released without my knowledge. 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”.
Somehow though, the image has been deleted from Timberlake ‘s Instagram account.
Just for the future references (and as a warning)- violating the election law in Tennessee, or any other of 17 states who follow it,can result in up to 30 days in jail, $50 fine, or even both.