KEY POINTS

  • Justin Timberlake said nobody should be held against their will
  • Britney Spears spoke out against her conservatorship Wednesday
  • She said it had left her traumatized for 13 years

Justin Timberlake voiced support for Britney Spears following the female pop singer's conservatorship testimony Wednesday. Britney spoke against her legal guardianship during a Los Angeles court hearing, calling out her father, Jamie Spears, and accusing him of being "abusive."

The "Lucky" singer said her conservatorship had left her traumatized for 13 years and it held her back from living her life. She also claimed she did not have access to her own money or the freedom to make decisions.

Following her testimony, Jamie's lawyer told the court that his client was sorry for his daughter. "He is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain," said the lawyer, E! reported. "Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much."

On Wednesday evening, Timberlake took to Twitter to share his message of support for his ex-girlfriend. "After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time," he wrote. "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."

The singer-songwriter said nobody should ever be held against their will or "have to ask permission to access everything they've worked so hard for."

Timberlake added that he and his wife, Jessica Biel, would like to express their love and "absolute support" for the singer. "We hope the courts, and her family make this right and let her live however she wants to live," he wrote.

Britney and Timberlake dated from 1999 until 2002. Following the release of "The New York Times Presents Framing Britney Spears" in February, Timberlake issued a public apology to her after receiving backlash for the way he handled their highly publicized split.

Conservatorship is an arrangement wherein a guardian is given full control over someone's finances and affairs if that person is deemed mentally or physically incapable of handling their own estate. Britney was placed under conservatorship in 2008 after her father told the Los Angeles Court that she could not take care of herself.

Britney Spears and her former boyfriend and fellow popstar, singer Justin Timberlake, shown here in 2002
Britney Spears and her former boyfriend and fellow popstar, singer Justin Timberlake, shown here in 2002 AFP / LUCY NICHOLSON
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