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Justin Timberlake says 'we should all be supporting' Britney Spears months after apology for his past treatment of her

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Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears in 2000. Dave Hogan/Getty Images
  • Justin Timberlake tweeted his support for Spears following her conservatorship testimony.

  • "After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time," he tweeted.

  • Timberlake apologized to Spears this year following the release of "Framing Britney Spears."

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Justin Timberlake was among the celebrities who voiced support for Britney Spears on Wednesday after the singer-songwriter gave a passionate statement to a Los Angeles court in a bid to end her controversial conservatorship.

During her bombshell testimony, Spears, 39, said she has been "traumatized" and formally requested an end to the conservatorship, the legal guardianship that put Spears' estate, financial assets, and some personal assets under the control of her father and the Bessemer Trust.

Among other alarming allegations, Spears said that the team managing her conservatorship has prevented her from marrying her boyfriend, Sam Asghari. The singer also said she has been blocked from having another child as the conservatorship team has refused to let a doctor remove her IUD - a highly effective contraceptive that must be placed, or removed, by a qualified healthcare provider.

Following the testimony, Timberlake, who had a high-profile relationship with Spears in the early 2000s, said that what has happened to the singer is "just not right."

"After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time," Timberlake tweeted. "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."

Timberlake's continued: "No one should ever be held against their will…or ever have to ask permission to access everything they've worked so hard for."

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He concluded his Twitter thread by writing that he and his wife, Jessica Biel, "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."

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Earlier this year, Timberlake issued a public apology to Spears after he faced renewed scrutiny following the release of The New York Times and Hulu's co-produced "Framing Britney Spears," which examined the toll fame and invasive media attention took on Spears' life and career.

The documentary also featured a re-examination of the media reaction to Timberlake and Spears' breakup, which at the time had been framed as being Spears' fault - partly because of Timberlake's music video for "Cry Me A River" in which he implied Spears had cheated on him.

The documentary also included a clip from a radio interview with Timberlake in which he revealed intimate details about Spears' sex life.

"I've seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak for what was right," the singer wrote in his apology.

"I know this apology is a first step and doesn't absolve the past," Timberlake said, adding that he wants to "take accountability" for his own "missteps."

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