Earlier, the livid F1 chief revealed that he would summon the French Canadian, and teammate Felipe Massa, to Switzerland after he cost Sauber a points finish at Monaco.
There was even speculation of some sort of 'penalty' for JV, 34.
"It's a family affair," the spokesman told Reuters, "and (will) be discussed within the family."
Seemingly, at least, Villeneuve - although effortlessly outpaced by Massa so far in 2005 - has the support of his junior cohort.
JV told his website after they chatted: "(Felipe) completely understood and confirmed ... that his tyres could not hold the same pace."