Justin Timberlake after explosive Britney Spears hearing: 'What’s happening to her is just not right'

Spears' old flame steps up to defend the star
Justin Timberlake
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After an explosive virtual visit to court for Britney Spears, former boyfriend Justin Timberlake has shared his reaction to the singer's appearance and the refute of her current conservatorship.

"After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time," Justin wrote shortly after Spears' statement sent shockwaves across the internet. "Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what’s happening to her is just not right."

"No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body."

"No one should EVER be held against their will… or ever have to ask permission to access everything they’ve worked so hard for," he continued. "Jess and I send our love, and our absolute support to Britney during this time. We hope the courts, and her family make this right and let her live however she wants to live."

Appearing on Zoom on Wednesday, Britney requested that her testimony remain open to the public, detailing years of alleged exploitation and unwarranted control and the hand of her father, Jamie Spears.

“All I want is to own my money… and for this to end… and for my boyfriend to be able to f***ing drive me in his car," Spears stated in her appearance in the Los Angeles court via Zoom. "And honestly…. I want to be able to sue my family.”

In February, after the debut of the New York Times Framing Britney Spears documentary, Timberlake took to Instagram to share an apology to Britney Spears. “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed," he wrote. "The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success. It's designed this way. As a man in a privileged position I have to be vocal about this ... I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career. I know this apology is a first step and doesn't absolve the past."

On Wednesday, along with detailing her years within her conservatorship, Spears also requested an open hearing. “The people who did this to me should not be able to get away and walk away easily," Spears shared.

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