Just days after Justin Theroux came under fire for reportedly uttering a tasteless joke about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in NYC, the actor is speaking out—and assured fans he did not make the inappropriate gaffe.

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Justin and his wife, Jennifer Aniston, in NYC in September 2011.

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“As a New Yorker and someone who has lived downtown for over 20 years, Justin would not make jest of 9/11,” his rep told Page Six after the entertainment news outlet published a story stating Justin, 44, said the attack “was the best thing that happened to NYers,” since it lowered rent rates.

We’re glad Justin has set the record straight on this rumor!