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Homeless man in video asks for Timberlake's help

Published on Dec 25, 2012 10:03 AM
Photo dated October 31, 2011 shows actor Justin Timberlake arriving for the UK premiere of "In Time" at the Curzon in London. Timberlake apologized on October 26, 2012 for a "distasteful" video blasted for making fun of homeless people, produced by a friend as a joke for his wedding this month. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A homeless man featured in a mock video produced by a friend of Justin Timberlake for the actor's wedding is now asking the actor-singer for help.

High-profile lawyer Gloria Allred is publicising the demands of the man, who goes by "Eddie" and who has lived for six or seven years off and on Skid Row, a Los Angeles neighbourhood with a big homeless population.

In an open letter, Eddie asked for Timberlake to arrange a meeting with him "very soon" through Allred "so you can understand my situation, and so that we can talk about this situation involving so many others who are homeless." "I would like to take you on a tour of Skid Row and other places where we the homeless live and talk with you about what you can do to help us," he added.

Ms Allred challenged Timberlake and his friends to "take action to provide meaningful assistance to 'Eddie' and others like him."

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