By Nancy Asiamah, EnStarz | Oct 26, 2012 08:48 AM EDT
A video made as a wedding gift for Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake is getting slammed for having poor taste and is now involed in a copyright lawsuit.
The couple, who celebrated their wedding in a lavish location in Italy on Oct. 19, received a video featuring people believed to be homeless, street musicians and transvestites wishing them the best of luck in their marriage.
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The video, released by Gawker, began with a clip of a homeless man saying, "Greetings from you Hollywood friends who just couldn't make it."
"Jessica and Justin, I haven't seen y'all in a long time," said a man. "My gift is in the mail."
The producer of the film, an off-camera man, asked another man dressed in woman's clothing if he had anything he wanted to tell the couple.
"Good luck and watch your man," the man who is believed to be a transvestite said with a little laugh.
Only 20 seconds of that video was posted by Gawker on its website. One of the homeless men who appeared in the video told TMZ that he was paid $40 to be in the video and had no idea he was being used as a joke. He said his name was Eddie and added the whole incident, "makes me feel really bad ... that was a trick played on me."
"I'm gonna do my best to change my life," he said.
According to the Daily News, Timberlake's friend, Justin Huchel, is the producer of the offensive video. Huchel is a Los Angeles real estate agent whose attorney, Michael Saltz, told Gawker to take down the video or face a lawsuit. According to a letter from Saltz, the video was copyrighted and stolen from Huchel.
"Specifically, Mr. Huchel made a video to be used and exhibited privately at Justin Timberlake's wedding as a private joke without Mr. Timberlake's knowledge," Saltz wrote.
Timberlake and Biel have yet to comment on the video.
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