There’s not such thing as bad press, right? We’ve certainly seen that proven this year with the rise of Jordyn Woods, whose Khloé Kardashian homewrecking accusations have been like rocket fuel for her career.
So how is Alisha Wainwright handling it?
For those who haven’t heard — or seen the photos and video — Justin Timberlake was spotted acting way too familiar with his 30-year-old co-star on the set of the movie Palmer. During a bar after shooting hours, she put her hand on his knee, they held hands, it was all very much over the line considering he is a married man.
His people have mostly all denied it, with one source coming out and admitting it made Jessica Biel “uncomfortable” and he felt “guilty” — but even that insider said it was ultimately “no big deal.”
Well, now we have a source close to Alisha — and this one isn’t anonymous! Just, you know, embarrassing…
Alisha’s father, Jeff Wainwright, spoke to DailyMail.com and was quick to deny any allegations of wrongdoing on her part:
“It’s all just speculation. She is in New Orleans doing some work, that is all. They are working on a movie together.”
On the cheating “speculation” — which, again, was caught on video — Jeff said:
“I have seen it all over the news. I did not make anything of it, really. I am a music producer, so I am used to all the hoopla. This is the business we are in. This is how it goes.”
However, he did admit he doesn’t actually know for sure his daughter hasn’t seen JT without his Suit and Tie on, saying:
“I was not there, so I cannot tell you exactly what happened but I know my daughter and she is a very good kid. I know she is a very well brought up girl, so you know that is not the type of thing that she will be up to. She will be doing the right thing.”
OMG, dads make terrible PR people! LOLz!
Jeff did make a point of playing up his actress daughter’s professionalism:
“She has studied this profession since she was six or seven years old — that is when she did her first public commercial for Thanksgiving. She was always exposed early on to things like modeling and show business as I am a music producer myself. So she knows how to be a professional.”
Parents talking up their children, so cute! And so mortifying for the kids!
At least he didn’t spill more to the publication about her personal life, declaring:
“I cannot be telling you whether or not she is in a relationship or things like that. She is a young lady, 30-years-old, she is living her life and doing what she has gotta do.”
Of course, he then accidentally admits once again he has no idea whether she’s having an affair with JT:
“She has always been a big traveler and open-minded. She is a free spirit — we all are in this family. Even if there is something (going on) I would not know. When you are in show business, you separate family from the business. When you are at home with your family, you talk about other things. You don’t talk about this crazy stuff.”
Gotta be honest, Jeff: This Thanksgiving holiday, a lot of families are going to be talking about “this crazy stuff” when it comes time for the hot goss over the cold cranberry sauce.
Do YOU think Alisha’s dad made things any better?