Gloria Allred, l'avocate d'un sans-abri ayant demandé de l'aide à Justin Timberlake en réparation du mal causé par une vidéo moqueuse à son égard diffusée lors du mariage du chanteur, s'est défendue mardi de rechercher un accord financier.

"Nous ne lançons pas un procès contre M. Timberlake, a expliqué Gloria Allred à l'AFP. Nous ne recherchons pas un accord financier. C'est une occasion pour lui d'accepter l'invitation d'Eddie, de comprendre le combat quotidien de ces gens, et de penser à ce qu'il peut faire pour aider".

Lundi, un sans-abri de Los Angeles, surnommé "Eddie", avait exprimé auprès de l'avocate sa requête.

Justin Timberlake s'était excusé fin octobre dans une lettre ouverte pour cette vidéo "de mauvais goût" que certains de ses amis avaient diffusée après son mariage avec l'actrice Jessica Biel.

Le clip (à voir sous notre manchette), publié sur le site Gawker, montrait des SDF et des musiciens de rue adressant leurs voeux au couple. La mention "Félicitations de la part de tous vos amis qui n'ont pas pu se déplacer" apparaissait à un moment sur l'écran.

"Nous demandons à Justin Timberlake et à ses amis qu'ils agissent pour fournir une aide significative à Eddie et à d'autres personnes comme lui. Aidez-les à trouver un travail", a écrit Mme Allred dans un communiqué publié lundi.

Dans ce qu'elle voit comme une affaire "symbolique" des inégalités à Los Angeles, avec une personne riche et célèbre face à un homme sans emploi et sans toit, l'avocate féministe connue pour prendre la défense de personnes contre des célébrités affirme souhaiter avancer "étape par étape".

"Nous allons voir si M. Timberlake accepte l'invitation que j'ai envoyée à ses représentants hier (lundi). La balle est dans son camp", conclut-elle.

Eddie, à la rue depuis "6 à 7 ans", affirme avoir encaissé 40 dollars pour faire une apparition dans la vidéo, mais ne savait pas qu'elle ferait l'objet de plaisanteries à ses dépens, affirme Mme Allred.

Le sans-abri, défendant sa "dignité humaine", propose à l'acteur de le rencontrer en personne.

"Je voudrais vous faire faire un tour dans nos bidonvilles et dans les autres endroits où nos vivons, nous les indigents, pour discuter avec vous de la façon dont vous pouvez nous aider", écrit-il à son tour dans une lettre à Justin Timberlake.

Les mariages des stars en 2012 (photos compilées par nos collègues du HuffPost américain)
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  • Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo

    Adam Levine married Behati Prinsloo in Mexico on Saturday night, July 19, in front of an intimate group of approximately 275 guests, which included Robert Downey Jr.

  • Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson

    The longtime couple wed at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California on July 5.

  • Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl

    Palermo married Huebl on June 28 nuptials in Bedford, New York.

  • Katie Couric & John Molner

    Couric tied the not on June 21 in a ceremony held at the couple's home in East Hampton, New York.

  • Zachary Levi & Missy Peregrym

    The "Chuck" star married Peregrym in Maui, Hawaii on June 14.

  • Emily Maynard

    The former "Bachelorette" married Tyler Johnson in a surprise ceremony on Saturday, June 7, at her new husband's parents' estate in South Carolina.

  • Casey Wilson

    The actress married "Happy Endings" creator David Caspe in Ojai, California on May 25.

  • Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

    The pair tied the knot in an extravagant wedding in Florence on May 24.

  • Brian Baumgartner & Celeste Ackelson

    "The Office" star married Ackleson on April 26, 2014. His former co-stars were there to cheer him on!

  • Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas

    The co-stars <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/13/ginnifer-goodwin-josh-dallas_n_5141987.html" target="_blank">tied the knot</a> on April 12, 2014. They are expecting their first child together very soon!

  • Jamie Lynn Spears & Jamie Watson

    Britney Spears' little sister tied the knot with businessman Watson in New Orleans on March 14, 2014.

  • Stacy Keibler & Jared Pobre

    Keibler married Pobre on March 8, 2014. She's currently expecting their first child!

  • Teresa Palmer & Mark Webber

    Palmer legally married her fiance on February 7, 2014 while pregnant with their son, Bodhi.

  • Alexa Vega & Carlos Pena, Jr.

    The "Spy Kids" star married Big Time Rush singer Pena Jr. in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on January 4, 2014

  • Justin Bartha & Lia Smith

    "The Hangover" star said "I do" to Smith on January 4, 2014 in Oahu, Hawaii.

  • Kimora Lee Simmons

    The former model secretly married Tim Leissner earlier this year, her ex-husband Russell Simmons revealed.

  • Leighton Meester & Adam Brody

    The pair tied the knot in a super secret wedding in early 2014.

  • Kaley Cuoco & Ryan Sweeting

    The "Big Bang Theory" star tied the knot with her tennis pro beau on New Year's Eve 2013-2014.

  • Christian Slater & Brittany Lopez

    Christian Slater said "I do" to his longtime love Brittany Lopez on Monday, Dec. 1, 2013 at a courthouse in Coral Gables, Florida.

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt & Brian Hallisay

    After announcing she gave birth to a baby girl, Hewitt's rep revealed on Nov. 27, 2013 that she and Brian Hallisay also tied the knot.

  • Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher

    Hilty and Gallagher were married in an intimate ceremony at the Venetian chapel in Las Vegas on Nov. 2.

  • Chris Kirkpatrick & Karly Skladany

    The *NSYNC member tied the knot with his girlfriend on Nov. 2 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock

    Clarkson wed Blackstock in Tennessee on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Blackberry Farms in Walland. Blackberry Farms is a 4,200-acre luxury hotel and resort situated in the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Christina Ricci & James Heerdegen

    Ricci married her fiance in New York City on Oct. 26, 2013.

  • Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard

    Bell and Shepard tied the knot in Oct. 2013 after being engaged for four years. They wed recently at the Beverly Hills County Clerk office in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.

  • Rider Strong & Alexandra Barreto

    The longtime lovebirds wed in Oregon on Oct. 20, 2013 at a summer camp-themed party.

  • Danielle Fishel & Tim Belusko

    Fishel married her boyfriend of nearly five years in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 2013. The couple said their "I dos" in front of over 200 guests at wedding venue Vibiana, a former cathedral, in a "short and sweet" ceremony.

  • Rose McGowan & Davey Detail

    The pair tied the knot in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 12, 2013. The wedding took place on a lawn underneath a chuppah, and the guests all sipped cocktails by the pool afterwards.

  • Ben Feldman & Michelle Mulitz

    The couple said "I do" on Oct. 12, 2013 at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Md.

  • Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh

    Williams and model Lasichanh tied the knot in Miami on Oct. 12, 2013. The musician and his beautiful wife enjoyed music by pals Usher and Busta Rhymes.

  • Jason Wahler & Ashley Slack

    The "Laguna Beach" star married Slack on Oct. 12, 2013 at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif.

  • Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom

    Andy Samberg tied the knot with his fiancee Joanna Newsom on Sept. 21, 2013 in Big Sur, Calif.

  • Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

    The couple got married on Lake Como, Italy on Sept. 14, 2013.

  • Seth Meyers & Alexi Ashe

    The "Saturday Night Live" star and future "Late Night" host married longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe in an intimate ceremony on Martha's Vineyard on Sept. 1.

  • Kate Bosworth & Michael Polish

    The actress and director married on a ranch in Montana on Aug. 31, 2013.

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita

    The "Modern Family" star <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/21/jesse-tyler-ferguson-married-justin-mikita_n_3631143.html" target="_blank">married his boyfriend</a> in NYC on July 20.

  • Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez

    Berry and Martinez tied the knot in France on July 13, 2013 after dating for three years.

  • Jimmy Kimmel & Molly McNearney

    Kimmel tied the knot with longtime love McNearney at a star-studded ceremony in Ojai, Calif., on July 13, 2013.

  • Wiz Kalifa & Amber Rose

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa and his Amber Rose finally became Mr. and Mrs. after deciding to get married in a courthouse on July 8, 2013. They are planning to hold a ceremony later this year.

  • Elisha Cuthbert & Dion Phaneuf

    The actress and the hockey player tied the knot in Prince Edward Island, Canada on July 6, 2013. <strong>CORRECTION</strong>: A previous version of this slide misstated the wedding's location.

  • Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger

    The duo tied the knot on July 1, 2013 in France. Lavigne wore a black wedding dress!

  • Zoe Saldana & Marco Perego

    The actress tied the knot with the soccer player-turned-artist in a secret wedding ceremony in London in June.

  • Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha

    The "Scandal" star secretly wed the NFL player in Idaho on June 24, 2013.

  • George Lucas & Mellody Hobson

    Lucas married Hobson at Skywalker Ranch, in Marin County, Calif., at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

  • Matt Lanter & Angela Stacy

    The "90210" star tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu on June 14, 2013.

  • Lindsay Price & Curtis Stone

    The pair wed in Spain on June 8, 2013 after an almost two-year engagement.

  • Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler

    The couple went to the courthouse in Nashville, Tenn., to get their marriage license on June 7, 2013 before their Southern wedding on June 8.

  • Diana Degarmo & Ace Young

    The "American Idol" lovebirds tied the knot at the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood, Calif., on June 1, 2013.

  • Lake Bell & Scott Campbell

    The actress married her tattoo artist fiance in New Orleans, La., on June 1, 2013.

  • Aaron Paul & Lauren Parsekian

    The "Breaking Bad" star married Parsekian in a Paris-themed ceremony in Malibu, Calif., on May 26, 2013.

  • Shenae Grimes & Josh Beech

    The "90210" actress tied the knot with the model/musician at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent on May 10, 2013.